Topsy turvey scores in the bowls league

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There was a really close game this week between third and fourth in the Orchard Podiatry Division One of the Boston Indoor Bowls League.

For Carlton Road, L. Feary always just had his nose in front and hung on 14-13 whilst for Jolly Farmers J. Moore had a similar game but needed a last end single to win 20-19 and end the game with a 3-3 draw.

A similar close game between Invaders and IBC ended in a 6-0 win for Invaders, S. Whyers winning 18-14 and S. Tebbs 16-15.

It was not close between A40 and a stricken Swineshead, J. Cammack (32-6) and D. Wilson Rogers (30-9) wining for a comfy 6-0 success.

Leaders Eastenders dropped a point in their game with Half Pints, a 24-14 for P. Flatters and a 15-15 between S. Reeson and T. Nunn giving a 5-1 victory.

Chasing Holland Fen were pushed all the way by Royal Mail but still managed a 6-0 win thanks to wins of 24-13 for M. Tomlin and 21-18 for K. French.

There were two big battles this week in T&B Containers Division Two, the first at the bottom where The Crowns were looking to get off the bottom but Boston park had other ideas and ended up with a 5-1 win and a gap to the team below.

K. Cook raced to a 13-1 lead before ending with a 26-14 and B. Houghton needed to win the last two ends to get an 18-18 with R. Patchett.

At the other end of the table, third-placed Punchbowlers took on second-placed Golfers and after a strong finish on both rinks, T. Bush won 18-11 and S. Skelton won 16-12 for a great 6-0 win.

Punchbowlers leap-frogged into second place.

This gave leaders Norprint a chance to extend their lead and they did with a 4-2 win over Poachers, J. Nicholson’s 19-10 just too good for E. Ulyatt’s 16-13 reply.

Parthians are in a bad run of form and came up against a strong Feathers team this week with a bad result, B. Sansam (20-12) and G. Dawson (30-12) giving a solid 6-0 for Feathers.

Strollers and Amateurs had a double week meeting in their first game with Strollers coming out on top 4-2 after a big 28-6 from A. Everitt held P. Weaver’s 24-15 reply.

Strollers had a successful week with a 6-0 win over Breakaways, A. Everitt (21-14) and D. Butwright (18-14) successful.

Amateurs finished their week on a high with a 4-2 win over Patriarchs, P. Weaver winning again (24-12), this time enough to cover A. Bristow’s 18-8 reply.

What a topsy turvy week in Cammacks Division Three where the top four teams all lost to the bottom four teams.

Leaders The Burtons just lost out to Traders, C. Newham winning 19-15, but on the other rink G. Neal finished 4-3 for a 20-15 to take the aggregate by one and a 4-2 result.

Central had a 24-20 from F. Epton but The Autos replied with a 19-8 from G. Slack to win 4-2.

For Hotspurs D. Fox scored on the last two ends to win 20-18 but a 17-10 reply from B. Mortlock secured a 4-2 win for BBC.

C. Nundy returned a very good 24-10 for Fairways, but C. Burge, N. Owen and A. Martin turned 11-10 into 25-10 to win the aggregate by one and give U3 their fifth win in their debut season.

Shipmates had a 6-0 win over Sibsey thanks to a huge 31-4 from S. Smalley and a 26-18 from J. Balderson.

High Flyers nicked a 4-2 win over Vikings after a last end count of five gave E. Lewis a 17-14 win over D. Staples’ 19-18 reply.