IT WAS the clash of the titans in the Coningsby Bowls League this week...
IT WAS a clash of the titans as Castle were at home to Mareham le Fen.
Two close rink wins for the home side were countered by a 15-24 win by John Bontoft, M. Effield and D. Hodgson for Mareham, giving a 4-4 (52-57) result.
Forbes Road A had a convincing win at home to Sibsey Millers, including a 26-9 success for B. Barton, D. France and B. Kenny, perhaps the pick of three good rink wins in the 8-0 (72-39) result.
BILLINGHAY had a good start to the season with an 8-0 (68-43) win at home to Wrangle A.
Wrangle lost badly on one rink to M. Carr, V. Poke and M. Faulkner, but came close on the other two.
Two substantial rink wins for Wrangle A gave them the points at home to West End A, with the Greens and S. Hollins winning 28-6, and the Mulhollands, with J. White, winning 20-9, they won convincingly 6-2 (57-36).
ON THE excellent green at Sibsey, the Burton House rink of P. and T. Richardson, with P. Thacker, won by two shots.
But rink wins on the other two gave the Strollers the aggregate points and the match 6-2 (50-43).
A close rink win each and a 21-12 win by G. Parker, M. Gorringe and S. Lawrence saw Kirton A home at home to BBC II 6-2 (51-42).
Each rink was as close as they come in the BBC I home game with Wrangle B, with two and the aggregate just going to Wrangle with a 2-6 (50-52) result.
Woodhall Nymphs struggled at home to Donington, with perhaps the 11-24 win by J. Potter, B. Chandler and M. Allan the pick of the three rink wins in the 0-8 (38-58) result.
WIGTOFT did well in their opening game at home to Horncastle.
Playing one short, S. and D. Rooney won 16-15.
Horncastle took the second by one shot and Geoff and Gill Dawson, with J. Murphy, won the decider by five shots to give a 6-2 (55-49) result.
Two good rink wins by Horncastle gave them a 6-2 (46-44) result at home to Sibsey Traders.
KIRTON C, the home team in the Trophy preliminary match with Kirton B, lost by just one shot on one rink, won the second by three shots but with G. Gorringe, A. Yates and E. Priestley making no mistake on the third, they won the match 6-2 (54-42).
Sibsey called off their game at Donington B because they could not raise six players, and have had to withdraw the Harvesters side from the league.