Defending champions Eastenders top the Mill Inn Division One of the Boston Indoor Bowls League at the halfway stage of the season.
They earned a close win over third-placed Carlton Road, Paul Flatters’ 21-16 just bettering Les Feary’s 17-13 for a 4-2 win.
Second-placed Holland Fen failed to capitalise and also dropped two points against lowly IBC.
Mick Asplen scored a last-end three against Mick Tomlin, but 25-7 from the ever-reliable Keith French sealed the win.
A40 made ground on the top three with a nice 6-0 win over inconsistent Halfpints, Jim Gott (23-13) and Arnold Bennett (20-15) winning the rinks.
Jolly Farmers and Invaders seem to swap places regularly, and this week Invaders leapfrogged their rivals into fifth place with a solid 6-0 over Royal Mail,
S. Whyers (20-10) and P. Hoyles (19-13) recorded victories after Jolly Farmers succumbed to Kirton Town, J. Smith’s 21-8 easily beating J. Moore’s 19-15 reply, giving Kirton Town a 4-2 win.
Punchbowlers are leading the way in the T&B Containers Division Two.
They cemented their position this week with a close 4-2 win over second-placed Swineshead.
D. Peacock, J. Allen and I. Drury scored 4-3 on the last two ends to win 20-15, which just claimed the aggregate points against Swineshead’s 19-16 reply from F. Scrupps.
Strollers took advantage of this to move back into second after dispatching Norprint 6-0, K. Swain won 20-14 and A. Everitt added a 24-17 score.
The Golfers seem to be struggling of late and tasted defeat at the hands of The Crowns, an 18-14 from D. Gill fell one short of B. Bates’ 24-19 reply for The Crowns for a 4-2 result.
Parthians are creeping up the table and, but for dropping two points against basement team Boston Park, would have gone fourth.
Mid-table is getting very congested and, with Patriarchs beating Amateurs 5-1 and Breakaways beating Feathers 6-0, it leaves a lot of teams in contention for fourth place.
It’s a one-horse race in Cammack’s Division Three, with Poachers 29 points clear after beating Vikings 6-0.
Second, third, fourth and fifth all clashed with one another this week.
Second-placed Autos got the better of fourth-placed Central, N. Wright’s 20-9 bettering the 17-13 reply.
Sibsey beat High Flyers 4-2 thanks to a 28-17 from Sue Bridges.
The Fairways continue their downward slide after a 6-0 defeat to Shipmates, 18-17 and 15-13.
The Burtons took bottom team Hotspurs to task and with wins of 26-12 and 21-9.
Traders and BBC shared the points, but Traders just sneaked the aggregate by one to take four of them as N. Stanley’s 23-9 just edged out T. Vere’s 22-9 reply.