Eastenders back on top of bowls league

Bowls news.
Bowls news.

A40 did serious damage to Carlton Road’s Orchard Health Group Division One title hopes when they defeated them on both rinks in the Boston Indoor Bowls League.

Margaret Kisby, Arnold Bennett and Sheila King finished strongly to triumph 16-14 while Lewis Skinner, Jill Grant and Jean Cammack won 24-10.

Eastenders - who started the evening’s play four points behind the Road - are now two clear at the top after defeating IBC, courtesy of wins of 31-10 and 17-15 for Andrew Reeson and Paul Fletters.

Holland Fen were in commanding form against Norprint, winning the points thanks to skips Mick Tomlin and Ron Flowers with scores of 24-11 and 26-12.

Punchbowlers’ Peacock, Skelton and Drury fell 15-13 to Royal Mail’s Carol Clarke, Ken Jow and Keith Thorlby while Debbie Harrison, Neil Harrison and Alan Hill had a much easier task with a win of 23-8.

Swineshead versus Jolly Farmers saw the latter winning the aggregate points with and overall win of 69 -30.

Invaders, in fifth spot, saw Sandra Tebbs and Scott Whyers producing winning scorecards of 26-11 and 22-14 against basement side Patriarchs.

In the T&B Containers Division Two, Strollers are looking favourites for a promotion spot with a nine point-advantage at the top.

Matched against the Burtons, skips Bernard Woods and Mick Hippisley won 15-13 and 21-16.

Boston Park, in second, found it hard going against the Parthians and failed to win a point as skips Keith Nix and Pete Bedford won 17-15 and 27-10.

Third-placed Feathers moved two points behind the Park when they defeated Red 5, Ian Smith winning 18-14 as Brian Samsam tied 14-14 with Dave Fox.

The Golfers claimed all the points from the Poachers, Dave Gill triumphing 18-12 and Norman Ablard, Barry Williamson and Ron Hulley succeeding 20-14.

Central picked up two points from their game with Breakaways as Malc Nichols win 20-19.

Breakaways’ Mark Brown replied 12-23 to secure four points.

The top of the Cammacks Division Three is now very exciting with just on point separating the top two.

Leaders the Autos were matched against second-placed Cosmos, who won by one shot.

Bob Thompson skipped his rink to a win of 16-18 while Bernard Skelton replied 16-15 for the leaders.

Sibsey, in third, fell to bottom team Nomads on both rinks, Mel Maddsion winning 19-12 and Ken Burr succeeding 18-16.

Highflyers triumphed on both rinks against the Traders, wins coming for Ian Atkin and Barrie Trigg, both 24-12.

Dynamics picked up another two points this week from their game with the Fairways.

The trio of Beagles, Williams and Davis won 24-14 but, replying for the Fairways, Chris Gill, Pam Toy and Heather Scarboro triumphed 10-22.

Vikings shared the rink points with U3. For Vikings, Keith Stones won 23-7, which won the aggregate points for the higher team.