David David Allen, playing for Jolly Farmers, and Patriarchs’ Alan Bristow hit form in the Boston Indoor Bowls League’s Orchard Health Group Division One this week.
Bristow drew a perfect bowl on the last end of his game against leaders Holland Fen, while Allen consistently drew to the jack throughout his game against A40. The Fenmen’s Mick Tomlin fell to a superb last bowl from Bristow (14-17), which saw two points taken from his grasp, but Ron Flower made sure his team took four points from the game with a success of 29-8.
Allen, with Joe Moore and Tom Richardson proved too good for A40’s David Rogers, Arnold Bennett and Di Wilson Rogers, who were demolished by the skip’s stunning performance which lifted the aggregate points for the Farmers with a winning scorecard of 32-6. Sheila King secured two points for A40 with a win of 14-18.
Down in the lower regions of the league, bottom side IBC leapfrogged Punchbowlers as Jeff Powell, Derek Smith and Richard White won 24-9, which covered the 13-17 reply from Andrew Limb for a 4-2 success.
Third-from-bottom Swineshead picked up two points against Norprint as Alan Westrup, Norma Barnes and Louie Litner won 16-17. Dave Toynton’s 16-12 secured the aggregate points in a 4-2 success.
Royal Mail dropped a position in the table when they lost 6-0 to defending champions Eastenders. Wins for Oliver Moore, new signing Colin Box and Paul Flatters (18-12) and Liam Reeson, Daniel Harrison and Jonathan West (26-18) saw the Enders return to the top at the expense of Holland Fen.
Carlton Road maintained third spot with a 4-2 success against Invaders, the Clark, Clark and Gill trio’s 23-10 claiming the aggregate points.
In the T&B Containers Division Two, Red 5 are making a great effort to secure back-to-back promotions. Matched against Poachers, they secured four points thanks to Howard Williams’ 21-10 bettering John Riches’ 15-18.
Second-placed Feathers fell on both rinks to the Golfers, victories for Norman Ablard (18-17) and Dave Gill, Mick Nundy and Graham Scarboro (20-10).
The Crowns moved into second by one point after going down 5-1 to Boston Park. Ron Thacker, Chris Barty and Alan Batchelor won 21-17 while and Nigel Tayor, Jack Taylor Cook and Ray Risborough tied 18-18 with the Crowns’ rink.
Breakaways fell to Amateurs thanks to Grace Bristow, Brian Martin and Pat Weaver’s win of 24-5. Breakaways’ John Stevens snatched two points with a last-end count of three to win 15-16.
Parthians tied with the Burtons as Keith Nix’s 22-18 was equalled by the 16-20 from Burtons’ Dave Bailey.
Central were beaten 6-0 by Strollers, Alan Everitt winning 19-17 and Bernard Woods triumphing 23-8 as Strollers became the third team to hold second spot this week.
In the Cammacks Division Three, the top two both fell this week.
The Autos picked up two points against the Fairways, Jeff Homewood’s 14-12 salvaging something in response to the 12-16 result for Anthea Hall, Hazel Smith and Carol Nundy.
Second-placed Highflyers were defeated on both rinks by second-bottom U3. Terry Marshall, Fiona Welensky and Neil Owen won 19-15 and Carol Burge, Ann Martin and Gordon Taylorwon 13-11.
Shipmates had too much strength for Nomads, skips Ted Vere and William Parker with wins of 22-10 and 28-8.
Vikings beat Dynamics 4-2. Dynamics’ Chris Medcalf won 18-15 while, replying for Vikings, Keith Stones was successful 16-21.
Cosmos, in third, dropped points to the Traders. Traders’ Gordon Neal won 10-19 and, replying for Cosmos, the trio of Rigby, Bell and Darbyson triumphed 30-7.