Vets end season in style

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Lurgan Veterans Indoor bowling team ended their season in style at the Baker Stadium, Co Antrim when they won the Richardson Plate Trophy by beating Ballywalter 26-22.

They also did well against strong opposition in their Division 1 League to finish in sixth place.

There was also success for the other Lurgan bowlers at the Watson Stadium, Shaw’s Bridge.

Alan Briggs, Michael Bunting, Stephen Poots and Peter McGrail won the Saturday League against 19 other teams; while Gordon Bell, Dick McClune and Ivor Mitchell did very well to finish runners-up in the Friday morning league.

Alan Briggs had a superb run to be beaten finalist in the Veteran Singles competition and also as runner-up in the Veterans Fours with Alan Roberts (skip), Michael Bunting and Ivor Mitchell. Skipping another Veterans Four, Alan Briggs, Michael Bunting, Michael Fay, Londonderry Park and Ivor Mitchell reached the semis of the Irish Indoor Veterans Fours Championship - altogether a great indoor season for Lurgan bowlers.