JUST REWARD: Jordan Philpott.

Philpott’s amazing year is recognised at Lincolnshire Sports Awards bash

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club ace Jordan Philpott was the runner-up in the Sportsman of the Year category of the 2017 Lincolnshire Sports Awards.

Philpott was among around 300 people at the awards ceremony held at the Epic Centre at Lincoln Showground, hosted by BBC presenter Delyth Lloyd.

Lincoln City football management team Danny and Nicky Cowley attended as special guests and told stories of their incredible FA Cup run last season.

A judging panel of local sports people chose three finalists for each category, with winners chosen by the people from Active Lincolnshire.

  • Spalding IBC’s friendly team enjoyed a 125-76 win over their counterparts from Peterborough IBC.

Spalding started well and held a 19-shot lead at the half way stage.

They continued to lead throughout the second half, winning five out of the six rinks to seal a 49-shot success.

The best winning rink was Jenny Collins, Roger Rout and skip Derek Groves with a stellar score of 25-7.

Captains of the day were Phyl Borst and Jenny Horner.

  • A Sunday success over Boston saw Spalding Indoor Bowls Club make further progress in the Egham Trophy.

The early ends were a close affair, but Spalding took control by the half way stage with a good run of ends before clinching a 95-54 win.

They will now face Lincoln in the next round of the national knockout competition on November 26.

Rink scores: Away – Ashley Caress won 20-14; Jordan Philpott won 20-17. Home – Martin Spencer won 24-11; Graham Smith won 31-12.

  • Spalding IBC’s mixed team beat Stamford 113-78 on Sunday.

They won on all rinks, the best of which came from the quartet of John Laud, Freda Huggins, Betty Deaton and John Needham.

  • Spalding’s friendly section played host to Boston in what transpired to be a drawn game that exceeded all expectations.

The home team –knowing the run of the green – typically went ahead for a period, but then Boston found the pace and closed the gap after which time the game was nip and tuck all the way to close of play.

The final result was that the teams won three rinks each and the aggregate was an amazing 88-88, with 48 people playing in six teams this was quite an achievement.

The best winning rink for Spalding was Jan Sinclair, Martin Cox, Rod Briars and skip Lily Drawbridge. Captain of the day was Roger Perkins.

  • Spalding IBC’s third game of the over-60s county league season was at home against Lincoln C on Thursday.

Hosts Spalding started strongly and were winning on four rinks for most of the game, before eventually winning on three and taking the aggregate.

The final result was a 110-74 success for Spalding, which translated into a pretty impressive 14-point haul.

The best winning rink was skipped by Maurice Elding, ably assisted by Peter Godding, John Bailey and new squad member Kim Knott. Captain for the day was Graham Hicks.

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