Big losers become the winners for Lagan Valley

Bowling action between Lagan Valley and Ballynafeigh at the Rec Centre US1716-407PM Pic by Paul Murphy
Bowling action between Lagan Valley and Ballynafeigh at the Rec Centre US1716-407PM Pic by Paul Murphy

Lagan Valley were beaten by 23 shots in Division Five, but at least one rink bounced back.

Lagan Valley 58 (1)

Gilnahirk 81 (6)

The Lagan Valley rink who were big losers in the midweek cup tie became the only winners when Lagan Valley lost by 23 shots at home to Gilnahirk in NIBA Division 5.

Jim Spence was 11-7 up at the tenth and 17-10 at 15 ends before winning by three shots.

Down 2-11 at the tenth and 5-15 at 15 ends Jim Kinkead came back a little to lose by seven shots.

At the tenth Jim Parkinson was 7-13 down and 7-20 five ends later before losing by nine shots.

Down 4-12 at the tenth and 6-18 at 15 ends Jeff Fawcus lost by ten shots.

W. Benson, W. McAllister, W. Hobson, J. Kinkead 13, b. McCurry 20; A. Jennings, P. Gaffney, G. Murdoch, J. Spence 19, W. McKee 16; D. McPherson, R. Johnston, M. Hanna, J. Parkinson 13, A. Boyd 22; A. Savage, M. Blair, B. Lemon, J. Fawcus 13, S. McNeill 23.

Heavy defeat for most successful rink

Lagan Valley 77

Antrim 102

One rink - and probably the most successful one to date this season - lost by a massive 45 shots and even though Lagan Valley won on two of the rinks they still went out at the second round stage of the NIBA Intermediate Cup to Antrim by 25 shots on Wednesday night.

Jim Spence had a night to forget and even a 25 shots win for Jeff Fawcus could not salvage the game.

Consolation for Fawcus was a “hot shot” at 19 ends and the rink included Jim Elliott, David Watters and Bob Lemon.

D. McPherson, M. Blair, J. Houston, B. Hobson 17, D. McCullough 25; J. Elliott, D. Watters, B. Lemon, J. Fawcus 34, R. McCullough 9; W. Benson, W. McAllister, J. Parkinson, J. Kinkead 19, T. Evans 16; A. Jennings, P. Gaffney, G. Murdoch, J. Spence 7, M. Clever 52.