Boston Indoor Bowling Club players were very successful in the first rounds of the national team events.
The ladies defeated Sleaford in the Yetton Trophy by a score of 76-62.
The men’s Denny Cup team claimed a surprise win against a strong Stamford team, succeeding 78-71.
The Egham team won 75-61 against Horncastle, and the Top Club team triumphed against a very disappointing Nottingham opposition 10-6.
Holland Fen’s Colin Palmer, George Hardstaff and Jim Gott put in a great performance to defeat Carlton Road’s John Rylott, Chelsea Tomlin and Chris Gill 25-5 in the Orchard Health Group Division One of the Boston Indoor Bowls League.
But it was to know avail as Ian Clark, Geoff Parker and Les Feary gave the Fenmen’s Ab French very few scoring chances and recorded a win of 6-38.
This was enough for the leaders to take the aggregate points.
The battle at the bottom saw Norprint pick up four valuable points from Royal Mail, albeit by just one shot. For the Mail, Roy Vinter won 25-18 but this was surpassed by the Printers’ Jeff Nicholson (12-20).
Eastenders strolled to an easy victory over Strollers which moved them into second spot. Andy Reeson won 33-7 and Tony Powell recorded a 28-6 success.
The Punchbowlers versus Invaders game went to the latter.
For Invaders Rod West won 10-28, replying for Punchbowlers Iris Reeson, Bunny Reeson and Andrew Limb won 19-15.
Jolly Farmers widened the gap at the bottom when they secured the aggregate points from IBC. The Farmers’ Allen trio triumphed 26-8. Replying for IBC, Steve Shaw, Michael Bolsin and Richard White ran away to win 15-21.
In the T&B Containers Division Two, Red 5 maintained the top spot with a maximum points win against the Burtons. Neil Owen beat Dave Bailey 19-17 and ther trio of Lody, Cook and Richmond won 21-16.
Patriarchs, short of numbers, put up a great battle against Breakaways. Shamus Rooney and Rob Goodale competed very well against Carol Dowse, Derek Butwright and Mark Brown but lost 22-16, and Pat Woods and Alan Woods, level at 20 ends, saw the last end going to the opponents with Ivan Dilley skipping is rink to a 21-19 success.
Boston Park started the evening’s play in second spot but were pushed down to third. Matched against the Golfers they only managed to win two points as Jerry Gill, David Smith and Derek Marshall won 18-15 to better the reply from Nigel Taylor (13-14).
Feathers moved up to second spot when they won the aggregate against the Poachers. Winning well for the Feathers were Maureen Hunn, Dave Gill and Geoff Dawson (27-11), covering the reply from Poachers’ John Riches (14-16).
The Parthians versus Autos game went in favour of the latter, Joyce Townsend and Norman Wright successful 16-9 and 18-15.
Vikings are making their presence felt at the top of the Cammacks Division Three, and they have a clear lead. Matched against the Fairways Ray Moore won 19-10 and Doug Staples triumphed 19-11.
Cosmos, in second, secured all the points from their game against Nomads. Eddy Bell won 25-18 and Jean Thompson won 20-9.
U3 and Shipmates saw the rink points shared but the aggregate points were won by Shipmates. For U3 the Burge, Thorold, Thorold trio won 13-16 but Stan Smalley, for the Shipmates, triumphed 17-7.
Traders and the Rileys also shared the rink points but the Rileys won the extra points at stake when Phil Stubley, Ann Wys and Alan Dunnett secured a win of 23-11.
Highflyers were beaten by Dynamics as skips Alan West and Jonathan West won 21-12 and 37-6.