Eastenders stretch their bowls league lead

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Eastenders moved a further point clear in the Orchard Podiatry Division One of the Boston Indoor Bowls League after winning maximum points against Swineshead.

Meanwhile, second-placed Holland Fen let a point slip away against Royal Mail as Andrew Grant, Ab French and Keith French dropped a last-end count of four to the Mailmen’s Keith Sharp to tie 17-17.

The Fenmen’s Mick Tomlin accounted for the rest of the points with a win of 26-10.

Punchbowlers’ Cyn Bush, Malc McNeish and Tony Bush put in a great performance to secure two points against IBC, winning 24-27.

Ted Bourne replied for the higher team with a strong finish of 24-18 for the aggregate points.

Carlton Road, in third spot, squeezed home against a resilient Norprint, winning 19-17 and 15-13.

Invaders fell to A40, 8-25 and a close 13-16.

Jolly Farmers’ Rita Epton and Halfpints’ Tracey Nunn were involved in a very close game - the points going to the latter 18-17.

Meanwhile, Halfpints’ Tina Reeson was always ahead as she won 20-11.

In the T&B Container Division Two, Patriarchs look like they are heading for the top division.

They picked up another six points this week, albeit against the bottom team Amateurs.

Colin Baxter and Ray Woods were successful 29-19 and 17-13.

The Golfers did not show too much Christmas spirit against the Crowns, recording wins of 28-9 and 31-12.

The Burtons - in the lower regions of the table - also produced a notable win against Breakaways, skips Phil Markham and Chris Hill with wins of 37-3 and 16-10.

Poachers versus Parthians, on paper, should of been close - but Mick Dodes won 28-12 and Eric Ulyatt hung on to win 19-18.

Central and Feathers saw the rink points shared, second-placed team Feathers winning the aggregate points thanks to a 28-9 win from skip Brian Sansam.

Boston Park, four points behind their opposition Strollers before the game, finished the day 10 points behind as Bernard Woods won 26-11 and Alan Everitt was successful 22-14.

The Cammacks Division Three saw Nomads pick up their first maximum points at the expense of Traders.

Westlake, Westlake and Burr won 16-15 and Beagles, Williams and Davis produced a 20-13 success.

Highflying Red 5 and Autos both picked up maximum points. Red 5 defeated Fairways with scores of 23-11 and 18-12 for skips Howard Williams and Dave Fox.

Autos skips Bernard Skelton and Alan Townsend were successful 22-11 and 22-12 against Shipmates.

BBC on paper were favourites to win against Sibsey and the form book proved right.

Ted Vere and Bill Mortlock were the successful skips for BBC.

U3’s Lody, Welensky and Lody would be very pleased with their play as they picked up two points from third-placed Vikings with a good win of 23-14.

The score was not enough to cover the reply from Vikings’ Keith Stones, who was successful 12-30.

Cosmos and Highflyers shared the rink points with Highflyers lifting the aggregate points.