Fenmen won’t give up on bowls title without a fight

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Holland Fen sent out a message that they have not given up on the Boston Indoor Bowls League Division One title.

They earned a resounding 6-0 win over Half Pints (Mick Tomlin 30-9, Martin Tomlin 24-13)while main rivals Eastenders dropped a point against Royal Mail, S. Reeson winning 16-9 and P. Flatters drawing 13-13 with K. Sharp.

This leaves the Enders needing four points to finish top.

Carlton Road are now guaranteed third place after a 6-0 win over bottom team Swineshead (L. Feary 25-6, G. Parker 20-16) and IBC will finish one off the bottom after a pointless outing against Jolly Farmers (J. Maury 20-14, J. Moore 23-19).

The battle for fourth place is between Jolly Farmers and A40.

A40 took a comfy six points from Invaders (J. Gott 27-11, J. Cammack 20-16) before taking to the green in a double fixture against Jolly Farmers, which they won 4-2 as J. Cammack’s 27-12 beat J. Maury’s 20-12.

Division Two champions Norprint were beaten by Poachers, a fine 30-13 from M. Dodes beating T. Hall’s 21-15 reply.

Probably joining them in Division one next year are Punchbowlers, who had a really good 6-0 win over rivals Golfers (I. Drury 20-14, T. Bush 18-17).

A 4-2 win for Feathers over Parthians saw B. Sansam’s 26-15 better P. Sharp’s 21-13 reply, meaning Parthians will finish fifth and Feathers will be in a three-way fight for sixth place with Strollers, who beat Breakaways 4-2 thanks to A. Everitt’s 25-5, and Patriarchs, who had a 6-0 win over Amateurs (R. Woods 18-15, A. Bristow 15-9).

The battle at the bottom went to The Crowns who won 6-0 (B. Houghton 24-10, P. Cumberworth 21-17) against Boston Park, who will finish bottom.

There’s all to play for in the last week of Division Three action, with the top two both returning 6-0 results.

Leaders The Burtons had a comfortable win over Traders (C. Hill 21-10, C. Newham 17-12) while Central’s M. Nicholls 21-10 and F. Epton’s 18-11 saw off The Autos.

This leaves The Burtons with a three-point lead and better shot difference.

In a really tight battle for third, Sibsey have it for the time being after a 4-2 win over Shipmates, a 26-11 from A. Dunnett beating the spirited 19-18 from J. Balderson.

Hotspurs had a 4-2 over BBC, a 23-13 from D. Fox with the returning H. Williams beating T. Vere’s 15-10 reply and Fairways drew 3-3 with U3 with C. Nundy’s 22-15 being matched by N. Owen’s 20-13.

High Flyers have managed to keep clear of the bottom three after a 6-0 win over Vikings (B. Trigg 20-10, I. Roberts 19-13).