Fenmen extend lead in bowls league

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Holland Fen have now taken a five-point lead at the top of the Orchard Podiatry Division One of the Boston Indoor Bowls League.

They beat A40 6-0 (Martin Tomlin 19-13, Mick Tomlin 22-15).

Second-placed Eastenders were held to a 3-3 draw by Jolly Farmers, a 20-13 from P. Flatters matched by a 21-14 from J. Moore.

Carlton Road lost 4-2 to Royal Mail, a close 22-19 from G. Parker not matching the fine 19-11 victory from K. Thorlby.

Royal Mail then followed this up with a comprehensive 6-0 demolition of Half Pints (K. Sharp 24-12, K. Thorlby 31-15).

In Half Pints’ first game they played Invaders, and it was Invaders who struck off on both rinks.

R. West continued well to win 24-15, but on the other rink M. Brown steadied the ship and went on to a 24-12 win and gain the aggregate and a 4-2 win.

At the bottom of the table Swineshead lost 6-0 against IBC (T. Bourne 23-11, M. Asplen 19-12).

True to form, the team in second place in the T&B Containers Division Two lost this week, Punchbowlers beaten 4-2 by Poachers who now move into the battle for second.

A 22-14 from T. Bush fell one short of the 22-13 from M. Dodes.

Golfers dropped two points against Boston Park, N. Ablard winning 33-5 and A. Batchelor replying with a close 14-13.

Parthians failed to take advantage of this mayhem and a 25-5 from Strollers’ A. Everitt was enough to beat P. Sharp’s 18-13 reply for a 4-2 win.

Leaders Norprint should now have one foot in Division One after a close 4-2 win over Amateurs, T. Hall’s 27-14 just enough to beat M. Greet’s 20-8 reply.

Patriarchs beat Breakaways 6-0 (A. Bristow 18-10, R. Woods 16-15), while The Crowns move off the bottom after a 4-2 win over Feathers, P. Copeland’s 22-16 beating the 15-13 reply from G. Dawson.

The Burtons hold a one-point lead at the top of the Cammacks Division Three after a 4-2 win over Fairways, a 17-12 from D. Bailey beating the close 17-16 reply from C. Nundy.

Central returned a 6-0 win over Shipmates (B. Hunn 21-15, T. Hill 42-8).

Hotspurs suffered again at the hands of U3.

D. Fox won 21-13 but a 33-2 from J. Currie, A. Jackson and B. Cody gave the bottom side a 4-2 win.

The Autos picked up their winning run again and beat Traders 4-2, a 31-6 from G. Slack easily beating the 18-11 reply from N. Stanley.

High Flyers scored a 5-1 win over BBC, a 19-13 from A. Tabor and a last-end count of four for E. Lewis snatched a 20-20 draw with T. Vere .

Sibsey moved into fourth place with a 4-2 win over Vikings, C. Russell’s 26-13 edging out D. Staples’ 18-9 reply.