Eastenders stretch their lead in bowls league

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Defending champions Eastenders stretched their lead to four points in the Orchard Podiatry Division One of the Boston Indoor Bowls League this week.

They beat third-placed Carlton Road 6-0 (P. Flatters 26-8, S. Reeson 25-14) before a 4-2 success against title rivals Holland Fen.

P. Flatters’ 22-19 narrowly pipped Mick Tomlin’s 18-17 reply for the aggregate points.

Swineshead recorded a rare 4-2 victory as a 25-8 from N. Barnes bettered the 21-17 from Invaders’ S. Whyers,

IBC pinched an odd point against Carlton Road when R. White snatched a 19-19 draw with G. Parker, despite being 12-1 down. L. Feary took the lion’s share of the points, winning 29-6.

A40 beat Royal Mail 6-0 (S. King 17-16, J. Gott 21-12) and Jolly Farmers beat Half Pints by the same score (J. Moore 19-17, J. Maury 18-13).

Norprint clinched the T&B Containers Division Two title, beating Feathers 6-0 (J. Nicholson 21-11, B. Barton 23-9).

Punchbowlers, in second, could only muster two points this week against The Crowns, I. Drury’s 18-14 no match for B. Houghton’s 23-14.

Golfers lost to the Parthians, a close 16-13 from D. Marshall swamped by P. Bedford’s 30-16 reply for a Parthians 4-2.

Poachers fought out a 3-3 draw with Breakaways, E. Ulyatt’s 18-15 mirrored by P. Richardson.

Strollers leapfrogged Patriarchs after a 6-0 win (M. Hippisley 22-9, A. Everitt 22-17), and Amateurs made it very hard for Boston Park not to finish bottom following a 6-0 win (A. Nixon 26-18, M. Greet 20-9).

At the top of Cammacks Division Three, the top two both dropped points.

Leaders The Burtons beat BBC 4-2, D. Bailey’s 27-11 beating T. Vere’s 22-11 and Central beat Hotspurs 4-2 thanks to a 25-12 from M. Nicholls over D. Fox’s 19-10 reply.

Shipmates shot up to third after a 6-0 win over High Flyers (S. Smalley 25-17, J. Balderson 24-12) and Sibsey are fourth, level on points, after a 4-2 win over U3, S. Bridges’ 24-11 just beating N. Owen’s 24-13.

Fairways are putting in a late challenge after a 6-0 win over Traders (H. Scarboro 20-12, C. Nundy 25-7) but a dropped two points to Vikings - B. Skelton’s 24-14 bettering P. Jacklin’s 15-14 - probably rules The Autos out of challenging for third.