All change at halfway

North Northumberland Bowls League

THE halfway mark of the league season saw a big change at the top.

Seahouses dropped to third place after their visit to Alnwick, losing all the points 8-0 on a score of 85-43.

Rothbury also lost heavily, 8-0, with a score of 61-44 at home to Amble.

Wooler, at home to Lesbury, could only manage a 4-4 draw on a score of 61-56 to Lesbury.

Wooler were lucky not to have lost all the points. Lesbury are still scoring the shots but not getting the results.

Pts Sh

Amble 27 287

Alnwick 25 296

Seahouses 22 279

Rothbury 19 276

Wooler 16 273

Lesbury 11 246

l The previous week, with only three points separating the top three teams, the league was wide open to a bid for top places.

Seahouses held that spot with 22pts and 236 shots but lost 6-2 away to Amble on a score of 54 shots to 44.

Second-place Rothbury were at home to Wooler and won 6-2with a score of 64-51.

Lowly Lesbury, at home to Alnwick, gave the visitors a hard time and only a timely draw by Michael Inkster’s rink gave Alnwick the extra point.

Alnwick won 5-3 with a very close shots score of 56-53.