As the Boston Indoor Bowls League reaches its halfway point, Holland Fen are currently holding a three-point lead in Division One.
A 24-11 from M. Tomlin was good enough to beat J. Cammack’s close 19-16 reply as the Fenmen beat A40 4-2.
Second-placed Eastenders earned the same scoreline against Jolly Farmers, an 18-9 from M. Whyers was just enough to better J. Maury’s 17-11.
Jolly Farmers beat Royal Mail 5-1 (J. Moore 25-11, with J. Maury and K. Thorlby drawing 21-21), before the Mail suffered a 6-0 defeat to Carlton Road (L. Feary 20-14, G. Parker 22-10).
Invaders beat Half Pints 4-2 after a thumping 30-13 from S. Whyers easily beat the close 22-20 reply from M. Brown, and struggling Swineshead lost 4-2 to their nearest rivals IBC, a 17-15 from F. Scrupps not enough after a 22-13 reply from M. Asplen.
The only team to register a 6-0 win in the top half of Division Two were leaders Norprint, who beat The Crowns (B. Kenny, G. Taylor and J. Nicholson 31-4, T. Hall 16-13).
Golfers beat Breakaways 4-2, N. Ablard’s 32-9 bettering J. Stevens’ 18-7 reply.
Punchbowlers leapfrogged third-placed Parthians after beating them 5-1, T. Bush winning 16-13 and an 18-18 shared between I. Drury and P. Sharp.
Poachers also scored a 5-1 result, beating Amateurs as M. Dodes won 18-14 and J. Sellars and P. Weaver drew 18-18.
Feathers beat Patriarchs 6-0 (I. Smith 19-15, G. Dawson 17-14) and Strollers were beaten by Boston Park, A Everitt’s 22-11 just a couple short of R. Patchet’s 25-11.
In Division Three, Hotspurs beat Shipmates 4-2, A. Hughes’ 17-9 beating the close 14-12 reply from W. Parker.
Fairways just lost out 4-2 to Central, C. Nundy’s 17-13 just a couple short of M. Nicholls’ 21-15 reply.
Taking advantage of those dropped two points were The Burtons who had a solid 6-0 over Vikings (C. Hill 16-10, D. Bailey 17-11), and move two points clear again at the top.
Sibsey beat Traders 6-0 (A. Dunnett 29-12, S. Bridges 15-14), BBC pipped U3 by the same score (T. Vere 19-12, B. Mortlock 20-19).
High Flyers earned a 4-2 win over The Autos, a 24-15 from B. Trigg beating the 18-13 reply from G. Slack.