BY STEVE HIBBERD
Pearls kicked off the week with a trip to Country Bowls, where they pitted their wits against Flamingos. These 2 victorious rinks, also won their team overall shots – M Highland, C Dye, C Highland 30-12. B Trinder, P Bevan, M Ward 22-9. The Rubies also had a morning start last Monday, at home against San Luis Trekkers, which they lost 4-8. Following them in the afternoon, Diamonds had a superb 10-2 victory over La Marina Explorer, courtesy of these 4 sets of trips – K Gordon, D Collings, T Voisey 17-16. D Benson, A Bowen, S Cooper 30-8. C Lowry, S Jakeman, K Lowry 22-13. C Skinner, P Farrell, G Skinner 26-17.
Although Swifts had a rest day in the southern league, both the Swallows and Swans were in action. In the top division, Swallows scored maximum points (10) in their match at San Miguel against Apaches. Here’s their 5 winning rinks – T Morgan, C Dye, M Ward 14-13. C Lowry, B Trinder, P Morgan 16-9. C Brazier, M France, Jason P 20-18. M Highland, G Philips, D Patrick 18-14. G Carnell, C Highland, F Roberts 22-8. Swans had a home match against Emerald Isles Claymores, and they too had a successful morning’s bowling, winning on 3 and drawing on 1 rink, to triumph by 9 shots to 3. Well done – L Armstrong, P Bottle, T Voisey 19-19. H Olsen, P & B Rees 18-17. D Benson, A Bowen, A Benson 23-13. S Cooper, A Linley, B Armstrong 31-9.