Top two beaten in bowls league

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It was a rare week in Division One of the Boston Indoor Bowls League as both the top two teams were beaten.

Leaders Eastenders went down 4-2 to A40, where M. Kisby, S. King and J. Gott stormed to a 28-10 win, bettering the 21-11 reply from A. Reeson.

Holland Fen were beaten 4-2 by Jolly Farmers, where a 20-12 from D. Allen, S. Hoyles and J. Maury easily beat the 15-12 reply from K. French.

Carlton Road moved into second after a 6-0 thrashing of Invaders (C. Gill 33-8, L. Feary 31-8) and Halfpints stay fourth after an equally-impressive 6-0 result over Swineshead (S. Lawrence 39-12, T. Nunn 29-10).

IBC and Royal Mail shared rink wins, with T. Bourne’s 32-10 comfortably beating A. Hill’s 22-12 reply for a 4-2 win for IBC.

Division Two leaders Norprint were held to a 3-3 draw by Amateurs in a really close game.

A. Nixon scored a last end two to win 17-16, and next door B. Barton did the same to win 15-14.

Punchbowlers failed to take advantage and were beaten 4-2 by Poachers, a close 23-20 from T. Bush not matching the 27-15 reply from M. Dodes.

Golfers and Parthians moved up to joint second.

Golfers beat bottom team Boston Park 6-0 (G. Scarboro 22-14, N. Ablard 26-8), while Parthians beat Strollers 5-1, a 22-12 from K. Nix added to by a 14-14 between A. Everitt and P. Bedford.

The Crowns remain in the bottom two following a 4-2 defeat by Feathers, a good 22-9 from B. Houghton still not good enough to beat the 26-11 reply from I. Smith.

Patriarchs kept tabs on the promotion places with a 6-0 win over Breakaways (A. Bristow 21-12, C. Baxter 21-14).

The Burtons reclaimed top spot in Division Three after a 6-0 win over Fairways (D. Bailey 17-11, C. Newham 19-13).

Previous leaders Central were beaten 6-0 by Shipmates (D. Locking 18-11, J. Balderson 14-13).

Hotspurs and U3 did battle for the second time this season, with Hotspurs coming out on top 6-0 (M. Goodeson 17-12, D. Fox 24-13).

It was a bad week for U3 as they played a double fixture and lost their second match 6-0 against Traders (S. Coultan 17-13, N. Stanley 19-10).

Sibsey halted a run of four straight defeats with a 6-0 win over Vikings (A. Dunnett 24-5, S. Bridges 22-17) while Traders could not make it two wins in the week, falling 4-2 to The Autos, N. Stanley’s 15-10 not matching G. Slack’s 19-10 reply.

BBC dropped into the bottom two after a 4-2 defeat at the hands of High flyers, a 19-16 from T. Vere not enough to get the aggregate points after 22-11 reply from E. Lewis.