Curran Ladies return to winning ways with victory over Newry

Bowls.
Bowls.

Curran Ladies returned to winning ways at home to 2014 champions Newry.

On rink one, P. Blair, S. McDermott J. Spiers and L. Simms played extremely well to record a 19-shot to 11 card over a strong home rink which was skipped by Sadie Rice.

M. Hardy, L. Swann, R. Gallagher and V. Noble seemed to be coasting on rink two when leading by 11 shots to 6 after 12 ends. But M. Loughran (Newry) stormed back with eight shots to Curran’s one over the remaining six ends for a 14 – 12 victory.

Result: Curran LBC 31 shots (4 points) v Newry LBC 25 shots (1 point). Curran travel to Lagan Valley (Lisburn) on Thursday (July 9).

Curran Men’s BC

Curran Bowling Club’s men’s team kept the heat on Northern Ireland Bowling Association Division Two leaders Dromore with victory over Castle on Saturday (July 4).

The local side won 90 (5)-72 (2) against the men from Bangor. The result means second-placed Curran are just five points off the pace heading into the July break.

Dromore, meanwhile, eased to a comprehensive home win over Donaghadee on a 104 (7) v 46 (0) scoreline.

Their next match comes on July 18 when they host Balmoral B before making the short trip to Castleview Road to take on Whitehead B seven days later.

NIBA Division Two results (July 4): Dromore 104 (7) Donaghadee 46 (0), Balmoral B 65 (2) Dungannon 72 (5), Castle 72 (2) Curran 90 (5), Sydenham 104 (7) Londonderry Park 55 (0).