In the Boston Indoor Bowls League’s Orchard Podiatry Division One, the top teams have all dropped points.
Eastenders saw nearest rivals Holland Fen take two points from them in week one and then, surprisingly, in week two dropped a point to Punchbowlers.
The past two weeks have seen them pick up maximum points with a good win against Swineshead and, this week, they saw off the challenge of Invaders with rink wins of 23-10 and 18-10 for skips Matt Whyers and Jonathan West.
Holland Fen trail leaders Eastenders by just one point.
This week A40 fell to the Fenmen, Mick Tomlin winning by a wide margin of 25-9 and Ron Flowers successful 21-15.
Carlton Road are pushing the top two, this week the Road’s Les Feary came up against Chris Bristow, Stan Lawrence and Allan Bristow in top form, and he came out second best as the Pariarchs trio won 12-21.
The Road had to thank Chris Gill for winning the lion’s share of the points with a win of 31-10.
Royal Mail are yet to lose a game. Matched against IBC (who played a man short) they won 20-11 and 21-18.
Punchbowlers proved too strong for Swineshead with Iris Reeson, Bunny Reeson and Andrew Limb lifting the aggregate points with a success of 22-14.
Jolly Farmers versus Norprint was a win for the Farmers. Skip Tom Richardson tied his game 17-17, Jeff Nicholson grateful for a last-end count of one for the tie.
Picking up the rest of the points for the Farmers were Sue Hoyles’s rink (22-10).
In the T&B Containers Division Two, newly-promoted Red 5 are setting the pace.
Against a strong Parthians team they claimed the aggregate points thanks to a good win from Kath Beck, Bob Lody and Tony Beck (21-12). Rob McDonald, for the Parthians, just fell short of taking the additional points with a win of 16-22.
Feathers in second spot fell to the Poachers. For Poachers Mike Campion, Denis Robins and Mick Dodes won 17-13 while, replying for Feathers, Geoff Dawson succeeded 15-17.
Breakaways, in third, saw off a strong performance from the Golfers with wins of 18-14 and 18-15 from skips Lorraine Stevens and Ivan Dilley.
Central have started brightly. Matched against Amateurs they secured the aggregate points with a good win from Tony Hill, Peter Sharman and Brian Hunn (25-4).
The Strollers versus the Crowns saw them share the rink points with the Crowns picking up the extra points with a win of 20-11, just one shot more than the reply from Bernard Woods.
Burtons and Boston Park met, with the Burtons also winning by just one shot thanks to Chris Hill’s 16-13 covering the reply of 11-13 from the Park’s Alan Batchelor.
In the Cammacks Division Three Autos are the early pacesetters and are yet to drop a point.
Against the Dynamics they secured all the points with wins of 28 -15 and 21-20 for skips Alan Townsend and Bernard Skelton.
Vikings, in second, are already eight points behind. Matched against Cosmos they saw two points drift away. Doug Staples produced a winning scoreline of 26-11 to secure the aggregate points.
Sibsey, in fourth, picked up maximum points against Shipmates as skips Charles Russell and Alan Dunnett won 17-16 and 22-11.
Fairways had a comfortable win against Nomads with scorecards of 24-10 and 27-9 for Carol Nundy and Heather Scarboro.
U3s’ Louise Lody, Fiona Welensky and Neil Owen were in magnificent from against Traders, succeeding 33-6. Traders’ Gordon Neal won with plenty to spare 22-11, but fell well short of gaining the additional points.