Three-way tie in bowls league

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Three teams are level on points at the top of the Boston Indoor Bowls League’s Orchard Health Group Division One.

Holland Fen hold the number one spot on shot difference while Eastenders, who lost all the points last week to Carlton Road and fell to third spot, were back to winning ways with a predictable maximum points from their game with Jolly Farmers.

Paul Flatters and Adrian Field won 21-12 and 26-12.

The best game of the evening’s play was the Fenmen’s match against second-placed Carlton Road.

For the Road, Chris Gill skipped his rink to a 23-19 success, a little bit closer than he might have expected having had a 15-4 lead.

Les Feary, for the Road, let the wheels fall off after a 14-3 lead slipped to a 17-20 defeat to Ab French, Ron Flower and Mick Tomlin, enough for Fenmen to retain top spot.

IBC moved off the bottom with a win against Swineshead.

Swineshead’s Pauline Richardson won 18-15, but this was surpassed by the reply from Richard White, who succeeded 15-20.

Down to bottom spot are Patriarchs, who lost to A40 28-12 and 24-14.

Royal Mail slipped down the table when they surpisingly lost to Invaders.

For the Invaders, Scott Whyers won 21-11 and Ian Tebbs triumphed 20-17.

Punchbowlers and Norprint shared the rink points with the additional points at stake going to the Bowlers.

For the Printers, Dick Vinter ran away to win 11-21. The Punchbowlers’ set of Iris Reeson, Bunny Reeson and Andrew Limb did the damage with a win of 29-13.

In the T&B Containers Division Two, leaders Strollers’ run came to an abrupt halt when they came up against a Boston Park team in good form.

Skips Alan Batchelor and Claire Britchford were successful 22-18 and 21-11.

But the leaders still sit in top spot while Red 5 maintained second with a 4-2 win against Central.

Securing the win for Red 5 were Kath Beck, Mandy Cook and Tony Beck with a win of 20-11.

Feathers in third closed the gap on Red 5 with good win against Breakaways, skips Bill Mortlock and Geoff Dawson winning 20-15 and 20-13.

Parthians picked up all the points against Poachers. Skips Pete Bedford and Sandra McDonald were successful 22-16 and 25-8.

The Golfers versus Amateurs game saw all the points going to the latter, Olive Fenner, George Phillips and Mick Greet winning 21-10 and Grace Bristow, Tony Nixon and Pat Weaver successful 19-11.

The Crowns versus the Burtons saw the aggregate points going to the Crowns thanks to Peter Cumberworth winning 32-7.

The Cammacks Division Three sees Autos and Cosmos share top spot.

Autos, who were unlucky not to get promotion last season, are battling hard to win a place in Division Two.

They went joint top with a maximum points haul against Vikings as Bernard Skelton and Jeff Homewood skipped their respective rinks to wins of 17-12 and 19-12.

Cosmos, in top spot, maintained their position thanks to the 23-9 win from Bell, Rigby and Bob Thompson. Alan West replied 9-23 for Dynamics.

Shipmates moved up the table when they had a 6-0 win against Fairways. Ted Vere won 15-12 and Stan Smalley added a 23-15 result.

Highflyers closed the gap on the top two to just three points. Matched against fourth-placed Sibsey they claimed all the points as Ian Atkin won 15-12 and Barrie Trigg posted a 21-13 winning scorecard.

The Nomads versus Traders game saw the higher team Traders win all the points. Cyn Baker picked up a count of four on the penultimate end, which put her ahead and she hung on to win 14-13. Gordon Neal cruised through his game to win 30-6.