Layabouts spring into life

Kath Patrick skipped Flotsam to victory.  Picture: Steve Reid (112747-293)
Kath Patrick skipped Flotsam to victory. Picture: Steve Reid (112747-293)

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There was no laying about for the Layabouts (John Biggs).

They got off to a flying start with a runaway 15-shot win over D.Dennis (Richard Shelley) and are the early pacemakers in the late Thursday triples.

Also off to a flier were Crescent (Adrian Snook) who beat new team DRCC (Charlie Bailey) by six shots.

Royals (Dorian Bishop) beat Naismith (Dave Deacon) by seven, while Yankers (Jonathan Leggett) tied with Copouts (Roland Bloy).

Under new rules, ladies can now play in the early evening triples leagues.

And taking advantage of that, Lesley Summersgill helped Captains Lot (Paul Robson) to a four-shot win over Cardsharps (Mike Jinman) in the Tuesday Triples.

But the early leaders are Odd Bowls (Dave Powe), who enjoyed a 13-shot win over Titans (Bill Bailey) and Fiesta (Gerry Dobson), who won by the same margin against Leeway (Brian Jones).

Post Office (Trevor Moore) won by two against Claret ‘n’ Blues (Peter Cole).

Steve Mann, Len Chubb and skip George Redding went on a scoring spree for Combine in the Wednesday triples.

They chalked up a 31-shot win over Tangiers (Ernie Stow).

Poachers (Bob Newell) lost to Hawkers (George Lake) by five, while Assassins (Steve Harper) beat The Royals (Les Wilkinson) by one.

Gravediggers (John Scott) scored 12 shots in four ends to beat Newcomers (Alvin Millard) by that amount.

The Alex (Norman Scutt) beat Gilberts (Trevor Smith) by eight.

In the Friday triples, Kath Patrick made a winning debut, skipping Flotsam to an 11-shot win over Spanners (Mike Carpenter).

But the early leaders are Metros (Ken Morgan), who won by 15 against Waverley (Dave Wildman).

Biggles bagged a six-shot win against Argyles (Ray Carter), Fareways (Andrew Smith) won by one against Standons (Trevor Moore) and Toromos (Arthur Newland) beat Collegians (Les Watts) by five.

In the Tuesday day league, Pirates (Mark Howe) got off to a good start with a 14-shot win over Pembroke Park (Stan Lincoln).

As did Postman Pat (Paul Ellis), who fought back to beat New Boys (Harry Radford) by nine.

Elsewhere, Old Bill (Ernie Stow) won the final end to beat Yard Short (Bob Burn) by one and College Park (Gareth Davies) also left it to the last for a two-shot win over Draymen (Ted Coward).


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