Jolly Farmers end their losing streak

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Jolly Farmers became the last team in all three divisions to register a win in the Boston Indoor Bowls League, but at least they did it in style.

A 6-0 Division One whitewash over fellow strugglers Invaders came thanks to wins of 20-8 for J. Maury and 18-11 for J. Moore, which sees them vacate the bottom spot for the first time this season.

Swineshead are now bottom after a comprehensive 6-0 defeat by Eastenders, A. Reeson (30-6) and S. Reeson (30-11) both winning, and they will need an immediate improvement in form if they are not to lose touch with the teams above.

The big game at the top this week was between Carlton Road and A40, a good 5-1 win for A40 with a 26-9 from D. Wilson Rogers coupled with an 18-18 draw between M. Kisby and L. Feary.

Holland Fen remain top and comfortably despatched IBC 6-0, K. French (20-9) and Mick Tomlin (31-9) both on top.

Half Pints and Royal Mail are fighting out for fifth place and shared rink wins.

K. Sharp led 21-10 but only just hung on to win 23-20, leaving S. Lawrence’s 23-8 to take the aggregate and a 4-2 win for Half Pints.

Norprint are being handed the Division Two title on a plate.

A good 6-0 win over struggling Feathers came courtesy of T. Hall (22-17) and B. Barton (24-13), coupled with defeats for the second and third-placed teams gives them a massive 11-point lead.

Punchbowlers were first to fall against lowly The Crowns, a 15-10 from P. Copeland and a 22-22 between S. Ingamells and T. Bush meant a 5-1 result.

The Golfers split rink wins with Parthians but the 17-12 from P. Bedford just pipped the 20-16 reply from D. Marshall for a 4-2 to Parthians.

In a strange quirk in the fixtures, both of the victors met in their second fixture of the week with Parthians coming out on top in a really tight match.

The Crowns led on both rinks with two ends to play but could not hold on as P. Bedford (17-15) and P. Sharp (15-13) secured a 6-0 result.

Poachers continue to build a challenge with a 5-1 win over Breakaways, courtesy of a strong finish from J. Sellars to win 26-15 and 20-20 between E. Ulyatt and G. Gallichan.

Patriarchs stay in a comfy mid-table position after a 6-0 victory over Strollers, C. Baxter (20-15) and A. Bristow (32-19) both winning.

Amateurs put a little distance between themselves and the bottom teams with a 4-2 win over Boston Park, P. Weaver’s 17-8 beating K. Cook’s 16-14 reply.

In Division Three, The Burtons are looking very hard to beat and carried on their unbeaten start to the season with a 4-2 win over BBC with C. Hill’s 34-7 easily beating T. Vere’s 15-10 reply.

The chasing Vikings had a similar result over The Autos, R. Sawer (26-8) beating G. Slack’s 24-18.

Third-placed central lost out to Hotspurs, a 20-10 from D. Fox just edging out the 24-15 reply from F. Epton for a welcome 4-2 for Hotspurs.

Sibsey picked up a solid six points over U3 with wins of 30-6 from A. Dunnett and 28-10 from S. Bridges, and Fairways move into mid table with a good 6-0 win over Traders, C. Nundy (18-10) and H. Scarboro (22-12) doing well.

After a very close game, Shipmates stay fourth, beating High Flyers 4-2, J. Balderson’s 24-17 beating the 22-16 reply from A. Tabor by just one shot.