Holland Fen close the gap at the top

Les Feary helped Carlton Road to a 6-0 success.
Les Feary helped Carlton Road to a 6-0 success.

Holland Fen closed the gap at the top of the Mill Inn Division One of the Boston Indoor Bowls League.

Making the most of leaders Eastenders’ bye week, they defeated Royal Mail with wins of 26-13 for M. Tomlin and 21-18 for K. French.

IBC went down 6-0 to Carlton Road, a 34-8 from C. Gill and a 24-16 for L. Feary making it comfortable.

A40 lost 6-0 to unpredictable Jolly Farmers, wins of 25-11 for D. Allen and 20-17 for J. Maury winning it.

Bottom team Freelanders suffered a loss at the hands of Invaders, wins of 25-15 and 30-14 for I. Tebbs and S. Whyers giving Invaders fifth place and a rare January win.

Halfpints kept up the chase for fifth place by beating lowly Kirton Town, a 20-11 win for M. Brown was just enough to beat Town’s 18-14 reply by J. Smith for a 4-2 win.

T&B Containers Division Two leaders Punchbowlers suffered a rare defeat at the hands of mid-table Breakaways.

A close 17-15 from J. Skelton was not nearly good enough to match the 24-12 reply from P. Richardson for a welcome 4-2 win.

Second-placed Swineshead took the chance to make up some ground with a solid 6-0 win over struggling Feathers,

A 26-14 for F. Scrupps and a huge 31-6 from N. Barnes were the rink scores.

Parthians continued their good form against third-placed Strollers, coming out on top thanks to a 23-9 win from P. Bedford which covered the 23-17 reply from A. Everitt for a 4-2 win.

Golfers put a gap between themselves and Norprint with a solid 6-0 result, thanks to a 17-13 from D. Marshall and a 23-16 from G. Scarboro.

Second-bottom The Crowns picked up some points this week against Amateurs as J. Adcock won 20-18 and P. Weaver and P. Copeland tied 15-15 for a 5-1 win.

Patriarchs beat Boston Park 6-0 as S. Rooney, S. Baxter and C. Baxter put in a massive 37-8 result, backed up by a close 17-14 from R. Woods.

Cammacks Division Three is all but won by Poachers who recorded a 4-2 win over third-placed Sibsey, a 22-17 from E. Ullyatt just enough to beat the 18-16 reply from L. Archer.

Second-placed the Autos failed to make up any ground when falling to the chasing High Flyers, a 22-11 from G. Slack not enough to cover the 28-8 from E. Lewis.

In the basement battle, Hotspurs got the better of BBC, an 18-17 from A. Hughes coupled with a 22-11 from D. Fox got a 6-0 win.

Central beat Fairways 4-2 as C. Nundy won 18-11 but F. Epton’s 26-8 was better.

The Burtons continue their good form, beating Traders 4-2 as G. Neal’s 28-1 didn’t match C. Hill’s 29-5 reply.

Vikings beat Shipmates 6-0, P. Jacklin (17-9) and D. Staples (20-7) in form.