THE finals of the Ilminster Bowls Club’s Indoor Competitions featured some outstanding matches.
The Men’s Singles was won by Matt Hamilton beating Tony Peterson by 21- 12. This was a very good performance by Tony getting to the Final in his first full year of indoor bowling.
The Ladies’ Singles Champion is Heather Grinter.
The Ladies Pairs was the pick of the games with a tremendous match between Dot Whelan and Heather Sims and Myra Childs and June Checketts lasting three-and-a-half hours.
The lead changed hands on a number of occasions until, with the scores at 21-all, Myra and June got over the line by one shot, 22-21.
The Hector Hutchings mixed triples was won by Louis Ridout, John Ridout and Will Anderson beating Alison Atyeo, Matt Hamilton and Sue Spurway by 20-3.
The Grainger Trophy was won by the Uglies against Sue’s Babes with the men running out the winners by 26-18 in what was a very close contest. ( Photo from the left: Paul Denslow, Alison Atyeo, Colin White, Sue Spurway, Kevin Hamilton ,Maureen Mitchell, Gerry Morris and Heather Grinter.) The mixed Pairs was won by Angie Thompson and Matt Hamilton beating Net and Tony Peterson by 24-6. Net and Tony put up a good fight in their first year indoors against a very strong pair in Angie and Matt.
In the National Finals at Melton Mowbray, Ilminster’s triple of Heather Grinter, Dot Whelan and June Checketts lost in the first round to a very good young rink from Spalding.