National competition success for Boston Indoor Bowling Club

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Members of Boston Indoor Bowling Club have been successful in National Competitions.

The over 60s double rink have qualified to play in the semi-final at Nottingham.

In the over 50s triples, Adrian Field, Paul Flatters and Les Feary have won through to play at Nottingham.

The bottom two were matched against each other in the Orchard Podiatry Division One - and it was the bottom team Swineshead who came out on top and registered their fourth win of the season.

Skips Pauline Richardson and Freddy Scruppswith recorded wins of 25-12 and 21-15, which pushed Punchbowlers into the bottom berth.

Elsewhere in the Boston Indoor Bowls League, Holland Fen eased past IBC 6-0 with wins for Mick Tomlin (23-14) and Keith French (32-9).

Carlton Road finished the night’s play just hanging on to third spot.

Matched against Invaders, Les Feary secured a win of 25-11, but Chris Gill fell to Invaders’ Scott Whyers 24-19, and the third placed team dropped two points.

A40 closed up the gap between themselves and Carlton Road to just one point.

Matched against Halfpints they won with ease, Jean Cammack and Sheila King with victories of 23-13 and 28-6.

Jolly Farmers and Norprint shared the rink points with the former winning the aggregate points.

For the printers, Geoff Nicholson won 18-15 while Farmers’ Sue Hoyles secured the overall success with a win of 25-12.

The leaders Eastenders picked up maximum points.

Matched against Royal Mail, Matt Whyers won 31-12 and Jonathan West 27-11.

In the T&B Contains Division Two, leaders Patriarchs were held up slightly as they continue their quest for the championship.

Matched against the Crowns, skip Colin Box (Crowns) won 13-22.

The Patriarchs relied on Pat Woods, June Bates and Alan Woods for the aggregate points with a win of 30-12.

Golfers, matched against Breakaways, proved to have too much skill on the night winning on both rinks 24-9 and 22-5.

Rock bottom Amateurs need to pick up some points if they are going to avoid the drop.

Matched against mid-table Burtons their night’s play provided fruitless, the Burtons skips Dave Bailey and Phil Markham successful 24-13 and 24-10.

Central and Poachers shared the rink points, with the higher team Poachers taking the extra points available.

For Central, Fred Epton won 22-14.

Replying for Poachers were Doreen Sharp, Alan Eastgate and Eric Ulyatt, who won 24-5.

Feathers found Strollers to their liking and recorded comfortable wins of 27-15 and 27-11 for skips Brian Sansam and Ian Smith.

Boston Park’s Jack Taylor-Cook, Nigel Cook and Alan Batchelor won 19-15 against Parthians, but this was surpassed by Parthians captain Keith Nix, successful 24-19 to secure the aggregate points.

In the Cammacks Division Three, the top two shared the points in a 3-3 draw.

For the Autos, Sheila Skelton, Tom Richardson and Bernard Skelton picked up an hotshot on their way to a 23-14 success.

Replying for Red 5 were Kath Beck, Mandy Cook and Tony Beck, who also picked up an hotshot on the very last end of the game to win 22-13 to secure the tie.

The result sees Red 5 remain three points ahead at the top.

Cosmos proved too strong for the Fairways, wining on both rinks 32-7 and 28-6.

Vikings moved into fourth spot when they defeated BBC.

Janet Loughran, Ray Loughran and Keith Stones earned a win of 24-13.

Nomads could not stave off defeat in their game against Sibsey.

The Beagles, Williams and Davis combination lost 18-19 to Lee Archer.

The rest of the points were picked up by Sibsey, also from bowls of Kath Dunnett, Phil Stubley and Alan Dunnett, who were successful 10-28.

U3 shared the rink points with Traders but won the aggregate points thanks to a 28-7 from Teasdale, Taylor and Owen.

Highflyers were back to winning ways taking maximum points from their game against Shipmates, Anthony Tabor winning 18-13 and Robert Goodale successful 32-3.

Boston Indoor Bowls Club are hosting their Race and Social Night on Saturday (7pm).

Buffet tickets are available from the bar (£5).