It has been a busy few weeks for Horncastle Indoor Bowls Club.
Horncastle were at home to Scunthorpe in the LIBA Men’s Over 60s Division One.
They had a very close game, winning on one rink, drawing on one and losing on three.
They missed out on the aggregate points by nine shots, their 83 bettered by Scunthorpe’s 94.
Horncastle earned three points but Scunthorpe claimed 15.
A very close game in an over 60s match at home to Boston saw both teams leave with nine points each following the 81-81 scoreline.
Results: D. Ludlow won 20-14, N. Burton won 25-9, N. Rodgers drew 16-16, J. Day lost 12-24, S. Bradley lost 18-28.
The over 60s team lost 61-137 away against a very strong Lincoln opposition.
The hosts took all 18 points on the day.
The LIBA mixed team went away to Spalding, losing by 84 shots to 106.
Horncastle earned five points and Spalding 13.
Results: K. Taplin drew 18-18, O. Wells won 25-14, J. Scholey lost 15-26, K. Jackman won 16-15, T. Tasker lost 10-33.
The team travelled to Skegness, winning on three rinks and losing on two, narrowly missing out on the aggregate by eight points.
Horncastle’s 86 shots were bettered by Skegness’s 91 as Horncastle took six points and Skegness 12.
Results: P. Scholey lost 10-22, K. Taplin won 21-11, J. Scholey won 25-21, G. Wells lost 13-23, N. Burton won 17-14.
The first friendly game of the season was away at Skegness, which saw Horncastle win by 102 shots to Skegness’s 91.
Results: John Rapley lost 10-21, Paul Thomas lost 9-22, Terry Dixon won 26-6, Ken Argent won 22-11, Margaret Brown lost 10-16, Bill Elston won 25-15. The second friendly game was away at Boston, where Horncastle lost by 92 shots to Boston’s 107. Results: Tony Wells lost 8-30, Bill Elston lost 14-19, John Rapley lost 20-23, Paul Thomas won 20-9, Terry Percival lost 13-20, Neil Dallas won 19-6.
The first open day of the season was followed by four Bowls 4 Fun days which were a great success, with many new members coming into the club.
This culminated in a social evening for the new members to be welcomed to the club.