Powerful Eastenders proving unstoppable but Stumpers still searching for first win

The Ball House - Division 1

BOTTOM of the league Stumpers are still looking for their first win in the top division. Matched against mid table Invaders Bernard Skelton and Ken Bycroft, skipping for the Stumpers, found it hard going and fell 19-14 and 21-16 to Invaders Ian Tebbs and Scott Whyers.

l Second bottom Woodhall were matched against third from bottom Jolly Farmers and they also finished pointless. For the Farmers David Allen won 20-13 and Dick Allen won 17-12.

l Carlton Road and Freelanders shared the rink points. The Landers trio of Ron Thacker, Paul Scuffham and Jeff Nicholson were never behind and won two points from the Road’s Roy Vinter 18-14. Replying for the Road John Benton, Chris Gill and Geoff Parker were in rampant form winning 27-4.

l A40 versus Cosmos saw the former spring a surprise and leave Cosmos with only two points. For the Cossies Keith French won an evenly balanced game 22-18. Replying for A40 Lewis Skinner, Gill Grant and Jean Cammack always had control of Cossies’ Les Feary to win 23-16 for four valuable points.

l Holland Fen’s captain picked a rather upside-down team and paid the penalty by dropping two points to lowly IBC. Winning the two points for IBC Ray Reeson, John Sivill and Dennis Ellis were 22-5 ahead against Gary Morris and hung on to win 22-19. Meanwhile Martin Tomlin, Hazel Marshall and Mick Tomlin did not make too much headway until the second half of the game but went away to win 23-11.

l Unstoppable Eastenders had too much power for Royal Mail, picking up maximum points with ease for skips Andrew Reeson (29-5) and Ian Clark (27-15).

Results: Jolly Farmers 37 (6-0) 25 Woodhall; Freelanders 22 (2-4) 41 Carlton Road; A40 41 (4-2) 38 Cosmos; Invaders 40 (6-0) 30 Stumpers; Royal Mail 20 (0-6) 56 Eastenders; Holland Fen 42 (4-2) 33 IBC.

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l Halfpints put in a good performance for maximum points but still remain in the bottom two. Matched against Punchbowlers, Halfpints’ skips Brian Sansam and Tina Reeson won 18-16 and 22-14.

l At the top end of the table Swineshead maintained their number one position with maximum points from their game with Patriarchs. Fred Scrupps won 21-16 but Janet Vinter was nearly toppled by Patriarchs’ Alan Bristow hanging on to win 19-18.

l Bottom of the league Boston Park would be pleased to pick up four points from Breakaways. Roy Sharp, Ken Dowling and Alan Batchelor won 19-4 which was enough to win the lions share of the points. Replying for Breakaways John Stevens won 24-12.

l The Golfers surprised third placed Strollers who were well short of their top form. Mick Nundy, David Gill and Graham Scarboro won 27-10 and Jerry Gill, Andy Scotney and David Marshall went 11-1 up and drove away to win 22-6.

l Parthians, with their top man not available, fell to underdogs Feathers. For the Feathers Maureen Hunn, Derek Hunn and Ian Smith did the damage winning 14-8. Replying for Parthians under pressure skip Pete Bedford hung on to win 21-20.

l Second placed Norprint faced a tough encounter against fourth placed Kirton Town. With two points separating them in the table it was the lower team who were triumphant, moving into the second berth. Gordon Gallichan was successful 19-11 and Dorothy Hawkesworth won with plenty to spare 24-9.

Results: Halfpints 40 (6-0) 30 Punchbowlers; Swineshead 40 (6-0) 34 Patriarchs; Boston Park 31 (4-2) 28 Breakaways; Golfers 49 (6-0) 16 Strollers; Feathers 34 (4-2) 29 Parthians; Kirton Town 43 (6-0) 20 Norprint.

Division 3

l Shipmates would be pleased with their result this week which moved them out of the bottom position. Matched against mid-table Central they picked up five of the six points at stake. Betty Taylor, John Bristow and John Balderson won with ease 19-6 and Brian Lund, Stan Smalley and Rowland Chapman drew 11-11, a good recovery from Central’s Brain Hunn.

l Vikings versus the Burtons saw the former winning overall. For Burtons, skip Dave Bailey came from behind to win 16-13. Taking the match winning points for Vikings were Janet Loughran, Ray Loughran and Pete Jacklin with a 27-8 success.

l Top of the league Amateurs won the aggregate points thanks to Barbara Bambridge (19-14) which was one more than the reply from Traders’ Norman Stanley who beat Amateurs top rink 22-18.

l Highflyers and Fairways shared the rink points but the higher team Flyers won the additional points. For Fairways Heather Scarboro hung on for a 20-18 success. Replying for ‘Flyers Ivor Roberts won 21-10.

l Second placed Crowns were the only team in the top four to pick up maximum points. Skips Barbara Houghton and Peter Copeland won 23-17 and 23-8 respectively.

l Autos were hard pressed by BBC and just managed to win the points. BBC’s Bill Mortlock must have been disappointed he did not win two points after being 19-12 ahead he ended up tying 19-19. Autos Graham Slack picked up the rest of the points hanging on to win 19-17.

Results: Vikings 40 (4-2) 24 Burtons; Shipmates 30 (5-1) 17 Central; Traders 36 (2-4) 37 Amateurs; Highflyers 39 (4-2) 30 Fairways; BBC 36 (1-5) 38 Autos; Crowns 46 (6-0) 25 Sibsey.

l Denny Cup

Matched against Skegness the result was in doubt until the last third of the game when Boston pulled away to win 84-67.

l Egham Trophy

The Boston team who lost in the quarter final last year bounced out at the first time of asking to Sleaford 69-80

l Mason Trophy

The Boston ladies who have appeared in the last two finals of this competition lost to Long Sutton 32-42.