Fenmen edge further in front in bowls league

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Holland Fen now hold a very handy eight-point lead at the top of the Orchard Podiatry Division One of the Boston Indoor Bowls League.

They recorded a comfortable 6-0 victory over struggling Invaders (K. French 21-12, M. Tomlin 33-12) while second-placed Eastenders suffered a 5-1 defeat at the hands of third-placed Carlton Road.

P. Flatters and L. Feary drew 14-14 while C. Gill won 20-12.

In Carlton Road’s first game of the week they were beaten 4-2 by A40, C. Gill’s 16-13 falling one short of J. Cammack’s 19-15 reply.

However, with the top three all left to face each other again, there is still all to play for.

A40 had a good week, also beating Jolly Farmers 4-2, J. Cammack again with a 22-14 and J. Moore responding with a 17-16.

Half Pints failed to make any ground on Jolly Farmers after losing 4-2 to IBC. T. Bourne won 30-25 with S. Lawrence picking up two points by winning 20-17.

Royal Mail got stuck into struggling Swineshead with wins of 36-4 from A. Hill and 17-8 from K. Sharp.

In the T&B Containers Division Two, leaders Norprint look home and hosed after a 4-2 win over The Crowns. J. Nicholson’s 22-15 and B. Houghton’s 16-14, leaves them 15 points clear with only five games to go.

Punchbowlers lost 6-0 to Parthians (P. Sharp 29-18, K. Nix 25-14) and Poachers beat Amateurs by the samer scoreline (M.Dodes 30-8, E. Ulyatt 19-15).

Golfers’ patchy form saw them lose 4-2 to Breakaways, D. Marshall’s 15-12 no match for P. Richardson’s 25-9 reply.

Feathers earned a 5-1 win over Patriarchs, G. Dawson winning 18-13 and I. Smith drawing 15-15 with R. Woods.

Boston Park are now slipping adrift at the bottom following a hefty 6-0 beating by Strollers (M. Hippisley 34-6, A. Everitt 23-10).

In the Cammacks Division Three, leaders The Burtons let two points slip against Vikings, C. Newham going down 19-18 to D. Staples, while C. Hill won the aggregate points with a 19-11.

Central failed to take advantage as they drew 3-3 with Fairways, F. Epton’s 18-7 matched by H. Scarboro’s 22-11.

Moving up to third are Sibsey who beat Traders 6-0 (A. Dunnett 22-6, C. Russell 17-15).

Hotspurs lost 4-2 to Shipmates as A. Hughes’ 17-11 was not enough to cover W. Parker’s 19-10 reply.

U3 picked up a nice 5-1 win over BBC, B. Lody winning 19-14 and N. Owen grabbing a 17-17 against T. Vere.

The Autos had a massive 6-0 win over High Flyers (A. Townsend 22-9, B. Skelton 35-7) and could be the team to watch over the next few weeks.