First win of the new bowls season for Belper Pottery

KEN FOX -- a 21-7 winner for Belper Pottery against Rykneld. (PHOTO BY: Terry Fletcher).
KEN FOX -- a 21-7 winner for Belper Pottery against Rykneld. (PHOTO BY: Terry Fletcher).
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The first win of the new season was celebrated by Belper Pottery, who beat a strong Rykneld team 7-5 in Division Two of the South Derbyshire Men’s League.

Both sides recorded five winners, but Pottery took the extra points with their 172-159 shot aggregate. Ken Fox, Billy Marshall, Granville Curzon, Simon Beetlestone and Geoff Povey saw them home.

In Division Three, Hazelwood maintained their fine start with an 11-1 win, but Belper Meadows suffered their third consecutive defeat -- this time 11-3 at home to Belvedere A. Only Neil Ratcliffe, Wayne Birch and Ray Marples got the better of their opponents.

In the Belper Ladies League, Belper Meadows overcame Breadsall 137-121 thanks to Pam Laven, Chris Nelson, Janet Fletcher, Betty Morley and Jane Simmonds.