The Isle of Wight Indoor Bowls Club took on the Banister Club from Southampton in the 4th round of this seasons Men’s Over 60 Double Rink National Competition recently.
The Island side opened up a lead from the outset and at the halfway point led by 13 shots, with both the home and the away rinks out front.
They looked to be on their way to a comfortable success with both rinks only having 3 ends each to play – the advantage was still 11 shots.
The away rink of John Wilkins, Phil Brooks, Peter Furmidge and Ron Leleux playing against Brian Barber’s quartet then lost each of their final 3 ends in which they conceded 8 shots to lose 22 shots to 14. This reduced the team advantage to only 5 shots as Alan Cawdell Richard Jeffery, Ian Morey and Bob Mortlock played their final end.
The quartet, having played very well throughout, never looked in danger of conceding the number of shots the Banister rink skipped by Steve Rice required. They recorded a well deserved 20 shots to 8 win to give the club a 34 shots to 30 success.
On 8th January, the 5th round match will be against the Victory Club from Portsmouth. They took a 7-shot win over Plessey Club from Cowes to proceed from the 4th round.
In other news…
Peter Furmidge, Ron Leleux and Jack Berry travelled to the Victory club to play their Men’s National Triples match against a trio skipped by John Biggs. The home side were dominant from the early stages and ran out comfortable winners by 22 shots to 10.
Paul Attrill and Bertie Everson played their 3rd round National Pairs match at Victory against T Pullen’s duo. They went down by 20 shots to 14.