Dramatic twist seals victory in Scunthorpe Indoor Bowls League
WARWICK Wooldridge and partner have a three-point lead at the top of Mixed Pairs 12.30 League.
The Jeff Burnett pairing are in second, although the leaders have three games in hand.
The pairing of Peter Bennett ran out 18-7 winners in an interesting match against Arthur Hewitt and partner, coming from 3-2 behind.
Mixed Pairs 2.30pm (Monday) Division One still has Phil Boulton and partner topping the table. The Alex Mullin pairing are now in second position, six points behind the leaders.
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Pat Painter and partner were involved in an extremely close encounter when they played Josey Rayner and partner.
Both pairs matched each other shot for shot in the first half, but the Painter duo held a 12-10 lead with two ends left to play.
The Rayner pair won the penultimate end, scoring a single shot and the final end delivered a last dramatic twist when Josey and partner scored two shots to take the victory, 13-12.
Ruby Heatley and partner hold on to top spot in Division Two, followed by Dennis Chambers and partner five points behind.
Two shots proved to be the difference when Jim Sugden and partner met Bert Major and his partner.
The latter held an 11-5 advantage, but the Sugden pair burst into action, winning the remaining five ends and scoring eight shots to complete a remarkable comeback, 13-11.
Mixed Pairs 2.30pm (Friday) Division One still has John Painter and his partner heading the division, with the Len Lammas pairing just one point behind.
The leaders found some exceptional form, continuing in their winning vein by beating Steve Blakey and partner, 14-11. The latter though, had produced some excellent bowls to claw back a 10-2 deficit.
With no results being returned in Division Two, Rita Davey and partner remain top.
The Ladies' League sees Meg Gall's team having taken over as leaders, two points ahead of Pat Kelly's side.
The second-placed side were second best in a game mostly controlled by Elaine Harrison's team.
The Harrison squad set off well and soon settled into a rhythm to secure a 12-5 lead.
The Kelly quartet managed to score a six-shot end to bring them back into the game.
But they had left themselves too much to do and Harrison's team clinched a 15-14 win.