Di Wilson’s round-up of the Boston Indoor Bowls League...
Mill Inn Division One
The major surprise result of the week was Carlton Road’s total eclipse of second-placed Holland Fen.
For the Road, John Rylott, John Benton and Les Feary – matched against the Fenmen’s Mick Tomlin - secured a win of 19-17.
Gordon Harris, George Hardstaff and Roy Vinter, 9-1 up at five ends, stormed home to win 27-14.
Meanwhile, top-of-the-tree Eastenders faced a tough game against A40.
The Tointon, Reeson, Flatters combination needed all their skill to see off A40’s Kyran West, Bob Thompson and Jim Gott.
They forced the leaders to win the last two ends played to secure a win of 23-20.
Enders’ Andrew Reeson, 9-7 up at seven ends played, pulled away to win 20-8.
A40’s Sheila King did not have a lot of luck this game.
Halfpints played with a player short for half the game against Invaders, and paid the penalty.
Invaders skips Rod West and Scott Whyers won 33 -10 and 21-10.
Freelanders did not have any joy against Royal Mail, and are still looking for their first win.
Keith Thorlby and Steve Todd, for the Mail, were successful 17-14 and 22-7.
IBC and Kirton Town, both in the lower regions of the table, saw the points going to the higher of the two... IBC.
Richard White, for IBC 14-11 up, dropped a last end count of three which saw the Town’s John Swain tying 14-14.
Mick Asplen secured the rest of the points for IBC with a win of 18-13.
T&B Containers Ltd Division Two
Punchbowlers maintained their unbeaten run with a solid performance against Amateurs.
Cyn Bush, Malcolm McNeish and Tony Bush picked a crucial count of five on the 16th end, which saw them home 24-19.
Dave Peacock, John Allen and Jeff Skelton, always in control, won 19-12.
The game of the week saw Swineshead, in second, matched against undefeated Norprint, in third.
Norprint’s bubble was burst on the very last end played when Swineshead’s Norma Barnes, Joan Mews and Tony Ballard - leading 13-3 and 15-17 down at the penultimate end - picked up a last-end count of five to win 20-17.
Freddy Scrupps, for Swineshead, went into the last end 16-15 ahead but dropped a count of one to tie with the Printers’ Tony Hall 16-16.
The Golfers had a very successful week.
Playing a double fixture they surprised a strong Feathers team, winning all the points.
David Marshall and Norman Ablard won 32-11 and 21-14.
Their second game was against Patriarchs.
Ron Hulley, David Marshall and Norman Ablard picked up four points with a win of 17-10.
Alan Woods, for Patriarchs, replied 20-19.
Patriarchs, also on a double fixture, made amends when they won all the points in their second game from the Crowns.
Skips Alan Bristow and Colin Baxter had successes of 26-9 and 23-15.
Strollers and Parthians both picked up maximum points.
Strollers beat Boston Park as skips Alan Everitt and Mick Hippisley won 17-13 and 18-11.
Parthians, matched against Breakaways, saw Keith Nix trailing 6-19 against Pauline Richardson, but winning 26-19 with a massive turnabout.
Pete Bedford picked up the rest of the points for Parthians with a win of 24-11.
Cammacks Division Three
Shipmates were matched against a resolute BBC, and found themselves on the losing side.
Doing the damaged for BBC were Margaret Kirk, Pat Todd and Ted Vere, who won 26-10 for the aggregate points.
The big win of the week was Autos’ first defeat of the season - by Fairways.
Mavis Ablard, Barbara Slade and Anthea Hall won 27-12 and Chris Gill, Lorna Locking and Heather Scarboro scrambled home 18-17.
Highflyers and Poachers shared the rink points, but leaders Poachers took the aggregate points.
For the Flyers, Alan Watson won 15-11.
Replying for the Poachers, Eric Ulyatt was successful 34-14.
Sibsey moved themselves into second spot with a good win against Traders.
Skips Sue Bridges and Harold Best were successful 22-10 and 43-6.
Central and Burtons shared the rink points, but it was the higher team, Central, who won the aggregate thanks to the success of Brian Hunn, who recorded a win of 19-10.
Vikings, matched against Hotspurs, who were under strength, won all the points.
Lincolnshire Over 60s League
The Boston team entertained Skegness on the Rosebery Avenue green and secured a win of 14-4.