Action from the Boston Indoor Bowls League

Bowls news.
Bowls news.

The big results in the Orchard Health Group Division One of the Boston Indoor Bowls League saw bottom team Punchbowlers overcoming fifth-placed Royal Mail with a 4-2 success – while IBC snatched two points from the grasp of the leaders Eastenders.

For Punchbowlers, Iris Reeson, Bunny Reeson and Andrew Limb secured the aggregate for the bottom team with a win of 23-14.

The IBC versus Eastenders match saw Steve Shaw, Richard Shaw and Richard White finishing strongly against the Enders’ Jonathan West for 14-13 win and two vital points.

Second team Holland Fen also dropped two points.

Matched against Norprint, Andrew Grant, Ab French and Alex Tomlin won by a wide margin of 27-12 but, replying for Norprint, Geoff Taylor, Tony Hall and Jeff Nicholson saw off the challenge of the Fenmen’s skip Keith French to record a 17-24 scorecard for two points.

Carlton Road, in third, consolidated their position when they won on both rinks against A40.

Skips Chris Gill and John Benton brought winning scorecards of 21-18 and 21-7.

Invaders moved themselves up the table with a good result against Patriarchs.

Scott Whyers and Rod West won 18-14 and 22-15, the latter coming from 3-12 down to succeed.

Swineshead picked up their first maximum points of the season from their game against Jolly Farmers.

The win was against the form book and saw Pauline Richardson and Freddy Scrupps win 25-13 and 17-15.

In the T&B Containers Division Two, this week saw a new name at the top.

Leaders Red 5 fell to the Feathers. Geoff Dawson, for Feathers, won 19-13 and Brian Samsan tied with Red 5’s Bob Lody 17-17.

Taking advantage of this lapse, the Strollers eased into the top spot with a maximum points haul against the Burtons. For the Strollers, Bernard Woods won 31-4 and Mick Hippisley secured the rest of the points with a success of 18-9.

Breakaways, in third, shared the rink points with their opponents Central, but Jan Curry, Ann Jackson and John Stevens secured the overall win for Breakaways with a win of 23-16.

Golfers moved up a place with an impressive win against the Poachers. Skips David Marshall and Graham Scarboro won 21-14 and 21-12.

It was not a good week for the Crowns, as all the results from teams below them seemed to be going against them.

Matched against Amateurs, it was another result that pushed them further down the table. Amateurs skips Pat Weaver and Mick Greet were successful 15-13 and 23-12.

The Parthians versus Boston Park game saw the former with Dale Sowter, John Clark and Sandra McDonald made sure four of the six points at stake came their way with a comprehensive 28-14 win.

In the Cammacks Division Three, Nomads were jubilant when they picked up their first point of the season. Matched against high riding Sibsey, the trio of Cuppleditch, Heppenstall and Burr picked up a count of one on the last end of their game to tie 14-14.

Sibsey picked up the rest of the points thanks to Alan Dunnett, with a win of 20-10.

The top-of-the-table clash between Autos and Cosmos saw all the points going to the Cosmos, who moved into top spot with wins of 19-9 and 13-11 for skips Bob and Jean Thompson.

U3 had a good win against Vikings with skips Gordon Taylor and Alan Bown winning 25-12 and 20-7.

The Fairways’ game against Dynamics went in favour of the Fairways. Carol Nundy won 19-11 and Heather Scarboro came from 6-13 down to win 14-13, a good recovery.

The Highflyers’ game against Traders saw the rink points shared. For Traders, Gordon Neal had a good win 14-25 – but this was surpassed by Ian Atkin for the Flyers, who replied 28-10.