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Club News

11th June

With three out of sixteen matches now played by most teams, some gaps are beginning to open up in each of the three divisions. Although it is still very early in the season, there have been some notable successes.

In Division 1, newly-promoted Market Overton Tornadoes have maintained their success rate, scoring a remarkable 28 points out of a possible 30 from their first three matches. Captain Richard Lambert said it was a dream start to the season. Nearest rivals, Greetham Valley Eagles, Blackstones C and Bourne Woods, all have 14 points but they also have a match in hand.

Ketton top Division 2 with 24 points out of a possible 30. This team is an amalgamation of Ketton Kestrels, who were relegated from Division 1, and Ketton Kites, who were third in Division 2 last year. Market Deeping Regals are in second place with 18 points and Empingham Falcons have 16 points with a match in hand.

Greetham Poachers top Division 3 with 26 points; they narrowly missed promotion to Division 2 for this season. Close behind them are Stamford Town Dragons with 24 points, followed by new team Bourne Castle with 19 points.

One match has been postponed: Greetham Valley Eagles v Blackstones C from Friday 7th June. Other teams have matches in hand because each team has two byes during the season, and one set of results is still to come in at the time of writing (Wittering v Langtoft).

4th June

Stamford League

The first match of the Stamford League was played on Monday 3rd June. Each of the 3 divisions has 9 teams, so each team will play 16 matches over the season.

Newly-promoted Market Overton Tornadoes made their mark in their first match in Division 1, beating Langtoft by 72 – 38 and gaining the maximum 10 points; Blackstones C just edged ahead of them on aggregate after beating Blackstones D by 83 - 34. The other two winning teams were Bourne Woods (8 points) and Stamford Town Crusaders (6 points). Oakham A had a bye.

The only other team to achieve maximum points was Ketton in Division 2, beating Market Deeping Regals by 52 – 40 and topping the table. Empingham Falcons and Barnack Saxons both won by 8 – 2, and Bourne Eau by 7 – 3. Oakham Delta had a bye.

In Division 3 the four winning teams (Greetham Poachers, Market Overton Harriers, Stamford Town Dragons and Bourne Castle) all won by 8 – 2, with Greetham Poachers just pipping Harriers to the top of the table by 1 shot on aggregate. Blackstones A had a bye.

League Competitions

Following the success of the Secretary’s Pairs Competition, new last year, the Stamford League has introduced another new competition for this season: the President’s Triples, with the trophy donated by League President Rita Downs. This gives a total of four competitions in addition to the compulsory Boor & Wainwright Shield: the Duncomb Shield, the Oddfellows Charity Rose Bowl, the Secretary’s Pairs  and the President’s Triples.

Details of all the draws for these competitions are on the Stamford League’s information website at, with the results tables set up on the Mb Results website at .  Details of all League matches, including player records and rink results, can be found here.

28th May

Boor & Wainwright Shield Competition

All but two of the final matches in the round-robin group stage of this competition have now been played, with the following teams qualifying for the quarter-finals, to be played by Sunday 14th July:

Group A: Blackstones D and Greetham Poachers (positions to be decided when Greetham have played their final match).

Group B:  1. Stamford Town Aztecs,  2. Stamford Town Crusaders.

Group C:  1. Market Deeping Regals,  2. Market Deeping Royals.

Group D:  1. Market Overton Tornadoes,  2. Blackstones C.

Congratulations to all these teams, and particularly to the only team with an unbeaten record – Market Deeping RegalsDetails of the quarter final draw are still to be finalized once the outstanding two matches have been played, and will be on the Stamford & District Bowls League website at .

The results were clear cut in Group D, but in Group B,  Stamford Town Crusaders finished on the same number of points as Ketton, qualifying in second place with a better aggregate score. Similarly, in Group C, Market Deeping Royals qualifed with a better aggregate score than Oakham A. The final positions of the top two teams in Group A is yet to be decided.

​All items published under Club News last year are now archived under Archive 2023. All photos are archived under Photo Gallery 2023. This year's items will be archived under Archive 2024.