Dominic McVittie, who is in the semi-final of the county singles play-offs.

McVittie makes it through to the county singles semi finals playoffs

On Saturday, Spalding Indoor Bowls Club hosted Boston B in the men’s county league.
Spalding dominated the match, winning on three rinks and drawing on the other, as they won 106-55 (13-1).
Top winning rink was skipped by Lewis Parnell, with Jack Wells, Kevin Puttrell and Nick Wilkie who won 34-12.
Spalding remain top of the county south division ahead of Stamford A and Boston A who both have a game in hand.
Crucially, Spalding have both teams to play in their final two fixtures of the season.
Rink scores: Jack Wells, Kevin Puttrell, Nick Wilkie and Lewis Parnell won 34-12, Max Butters, Gavin Staite, Anthony Cronin and David Nunney won 29-10, Nathan Puttrell, George Almey, Chris Warboys and Ian Stafford won 24-14, Aiden Brickles, Terry Windsor, James Teesdale and Martin Simpson drew 19-19.
qOn Saturday, Spalding Indoor Bowls Club enjoyed a friendly fixture away at Peterborough.
Whilst the first half was closely contested, Spalding pulled away in the second half, eventually winning 117-92.
Top winning rink was skipped by Mick Jennings, with Paul Turner and Sylvia Andrews.
qOn Thursday, Spalding Indoor Bowls Club hosted Boston A in the men’s over 60s county league.
It’s been a tough season for Spalding in the county south division and it was the away team who proved too strong on the day as they won by 19 shots (82-63) and 12-2 on match points.
Spalding did manage one winning rink though which was skipped by Graham Hicks, with Tony Westland, Alan Tokley and Ian Stafford who won 22-14.
Rink scores: Tony Westland, Alan Tokley, Ian Stafford and Graham Hicks won 22-14, Mike Taylor, Robin Roffe, Ian Harwood and David Nunney lost 17-18, Bill Hodges, Roger Billingsley, Chris Warboys and Mick Jennings lost 11-20, Mick Dolton, Paul Turner, Rob West and Graham Wright lost 15-30.
qOn Sunday, February 18, Spalding Indoor Bowls Club enjoyed another win in the mixed county league at home against Stamford.
Spalding established an early 19-9 lead at five ends, which was extended to 42-21 at ten ends before winning by 45 shots (89-44).
Spalding won on all rinks which meant that they collected maximum match points and puts them well on course to win the county south division with only two fixtures remaining.
Top winning rink was skipped by Mick Jennings, with Jan Sinclair, Trish Stafford and Ian Stafford who won 28-10.
Rink scores: Jan Sinclair, Trish Stafford, Ian Stafford and Mick Jennings won 28-10, Carole Nunney, George Deaton, Betty Deaton and David Nunney won 22-11, Tony Westland, Sue Slayven, Maisie Belding and Graham Wright won 21-10, Gill Haydon, Chris Williamson, Mike Taylor and Anthony Cronin won 18-13.
qOn Saturday, February 17, Lincoln & District Indoor Bowls Club hosted the county singles play-offs.
Qualifiers from Spalding were Dominic McVittie, Graham Smith, Martin Spencer, Jordan Philpott and Stephen Harris.
Although Spencer, Philpott and Harris all lost at the last 16 stage, McVittie qualified through to the semi-final after beating Smith in the quarter final.
In the semi-final, McVittie will play Richard Ashton from Lincoln.
Although representing Stamford in county competitions, Ollie Jeapes who plays his national bowls out of Spalding, will contest the other semi-final where he will play Ian Clark from Boston.

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