Business as usual for bowls big-hitters

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It was business as usual for the top two in the Boston Bowls League’s Orchard Podiatry Division One.

Leaders Eastenders beat IBC and Holland Fen won by a wide margin against Punchbowlers.

Third and fourth-placed Carlton Road and A40 were matched against each other, and it was third-placed Carlton Road who snatched the lion’s share of the points, Geoff Parker picking up a hot shot on the last end to win 20-15.

In the other rink Jean Cammack won the last four ends for a 15-14 success.

Swineshead beat Royal Mail, securing the aggregate points thanks to Ann Thomas, Phyl Bourne and Norma Barnes (19-12).

Jolly Farmers’ Dick Allen, Shirley Allen and Rita Epton won 26-7, and Invaders’ Scott Whyers was unable to cover the score with his 29-14 reply.

Halfpints’ Tracey Nunn won 23-16 and Iris Reeson, Tina Reeson and George Hardstaff secured a 24-16 success against Norprint.

In the T&B Containers Division Two, Parthians came off the green pointless as Central’s Phyl Rickett, Marion Epton and Fred Epton won 22-11 and Tony Hill, Bob Roberts and Malc Nichols added a 20-19 score. That saw them lose ground of the top three as leaders Patriarchs won 6-0 against the Burtons, Feathers defeated Boston Park and Breakaways, in third, dropped two points to the Crowns.

Breakaways’ Jo Dowse, Ann Jackson and Gordon Gallichan won 15-25 but Crowns’ Simon Ingamells replied with a 22-16 win.

Poachers beat Strollers thanks to skips Eric Uylatt (20-14) Mick Dodes (25-14).

Golfers secured all six from Amateurs, the result going with skips David Marshall (26-9) and Norman Ablard (20-16).

In the Cammacks Division Three, Red 5 saw their lead at the top closed down as they dropped two points to third-placed Cosmos.

Red 5 had to battle all the way with Howard Williams winning the aggregate points by three shots.

Jean Thompson, for Cosmos, took a last end count of two to win by one shot.

Highflyers’ top three did not play together as they went down to second-placed Autos, who took all six points with substantial wins for skips Bernard Skelton (20-7) and Joyce Townsend (24-14).

Sibsey and U3 shared the rink points with U3 finishing with the aggregate points.

Vikings took six point from Traders and bottom team Nomads fell on both rinks to BBC.

Fairways and Shipmates shared the rink points as Fairways’ Anthea Hall won 26-17 and replying for Shipmates was John Balderston (12-19).