The Isle of Wight Indoor Bowls Club maintained their good record in this season’s friendly games by recording wins against Riverside Indoor Bowls Club from Winchester, Whiteknights from Reading and the local Community Club of Cowes.
Playing away at the Whiteknights Club on 9th January, the Isle of Wight side did very well to win on 4 of the 6 rinks to gain a 112 shots to 105 success. Leading the way were the rinks skipped by Ian Ball, Roy Jemson, Stef Ball and Malcolm Coston who won respectively by 27 shots to 9, 23 to 7, 18 to 13 and 23 to 19.
The fours skipped by John Carrett and Carol Jones both went down, the former by 20 shots to 13 and the latter by 37 to 8.
In a 4 rink home match against the Community Bowls Club of Cowes on 12th January, the club won all games to succeed comfortably by 93 shots to 56. The rink of L. Adams, S. Searle, S. Dobson and skip Paul Green contributed much to the overall victory with a 34 shots to 10 win against M. Hendy’s quartet.
The rink skipped by C. Crawford also won well, victorious by 22 shots to 11. The rinks skipped by John Grindley and David Carpenter both won by a single shot. Both rinks scored 2 shots on the final end to win their games.
Riverside from Winchester travelled to the Island on 16th January for their match. The home team enjoyed a conclusive victory, winning on 5 of the 6 rinks to record a decisive 136 shots to 94 win.
Best win went to Tricia McMurray, Pete Swinfield, Carol Jones and Ian Ball who pulled off a 34 shots to 10 win. Another easy win by 21 shots to 8 was brought off by John Ince, Dave Fredericks, Brenda Rodwell and Stef Ball.
Other winning rinks were skipped by John Carrett, Roy Jemson and Malcolm Coston who won by 26 shots to 15, 22 to 13 and 22 to 20 respectively, the latter scoring on the last end to get the win.
The quartet of Annie Morris, Janet Ince, John Hutchinson and Barry Rodwell never recovered from a slow start and were the only losers going down by 28 shots to 11.