Fenmen victorious in bowls top-of-the-table clash

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The top of the table clash between Eastenders and Holland Fen in the Boston Indoor Bowls League’s Orchard Health Group Division One went in favour of the Fenmen.

Bazza Wilson, Ron Flowers and Mick Tomlin won 25-13 in reply to the 12-22 from the Enders’ Keith Tointon, Adrian Field and Paul Flatters.

Defending champions Carlton Road beat Royal Mail as skips Chris Gill and Les Feary won 27-10 and 22-10 respectively.

A40 fell one place down the table when they could only win two points from their game with IBC. For A40, Lewis Skinner, Arnold Bennett and Jean Cammack won 21-20. Replying for IBC, Jeff Powell, Louie Lintner and Stan Lawrence won 10-21.

Punchbowlers were in good form this week and secured all six points from their game against Strollers. Terry Dawson,Michael Goodison and Freddy Scrupps won 20-17 while Dave Peacock, Jeff Skelton and Ian Drury were never behind and recorded a 19-13 success.

Jolly Farmers moved above A40 with a maximum points haul from Invaders. David Allen, Joe Moore and Tom Richardson picked up a last end count of three to snatch an 18-17 win and Stuart Moore, Rita Epton and Sue Hoyles 13-1 ahead at seven ends, went on to win 30-9.

In the T&B Containers Division Two, leaders Red 5 failed to negotiate a tough game with third-placed Boston Park. Judith Richmond, Bill Hodges and Neil Owen secured two points with a success of 19-17.This scorecard was eclipsed by the Park’s Ron Thacker, Chips Davey and Claire Britchford, who finished very strongly to win 13-20.

Feathers finished the evening’s play level on points with the Park when they overcame the Golfers. For Feathers, Geoff Dawson tied 19-19 with Norman Ablard, but winning the rest of the points for the Feathers were Yvonne Smith, Derek Hunn and Ian Smith (25-12).

Poachers and Amateurs, in the lower region of the table, saw the Poachers team consolidating their position with skips Mick Dodes and Eric Ulyatt recordings wins of 19-16 and 24-11.

The Patriarchs versus Autos game went in favour of higher team Patriarchs. Norman Wright, for Autos, won 13-15 but this was surpassed by Pat Woods, Alan Woods and Ray Woods (21-8).

Parthians proved too strong for the Burtons and won on both rinks. Skips Keith Nix and Phil Markham succeeded 28-12 and 21-9.

The big result of the week in the Cammacks Division Three saw Nomads taking maximum points against the Rileys.

Di Cuppleditch, Kate Maddison and Mel Maddison hung on to win 15-13. Jill Otten, Alan Underwood and Ken Burr put in a storming finish to win 21- 17.

U3 and Dynamics shared the rink points, but the higher team won the aggregate points thanks to Barry Beagles, Nigel Smith and Alan West (28-7), which covered the reply from Michael Teasdale, Sandra Copeland and Peter Copeland (13-22).

Fairways and Highflyers shared the rink points, but the lower team Highflyers won the aggregate thanks to skip David May, with a win of 25-10.

Second-placed Cosmos moved to top spot when they defeated third-placed Central.

Both rinks were close but the higher team, with skips Bob and Jean Thompson, won 18-13 and 18-14.