Bottom three fail to pick up points in bowls league

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The bottom three failed to pick up any points in their quest to lift themselves up the Boston Indoor Bowls League’s Orchard Health Group Division One table.

IBC, Patriarchs and Norprint - playing against mid-table opposition - were left wanting at the end of their games, Invaders Punchbowlers and A40 all picking up maximum points.

Skips Alan Bristow, for Patriarchs, and Dennis Ellis, for IBC, were a little unluckily, both falling on the last end played.

Holland Fen, in second, found fourth-placed Jolly Farmers weren’t putting up too much opposition.

Skips Keith French and Mick Tomlin triumphed 23-13 and 33-7.

Royal Mail were back to winning ways with a success against Swinehead, Carol Clarke, Ken Jow and Keith Thorlby wnning 16-13 and Jo Sharp, Jill Smith and Keith Sharp addinga 30-8 winning scorecard.

In the T&B Containers Division Two, Feathers - in their quest for a place in the top division - were this week given a tough game by Parthians and had to be satisfied with a share of the spoils.

Geoff Dawson, trailing 16-19, picked up three counts of one to tie 19-19 against Pete Bedford, and Ian Smith picked up a count of two on the last end to tie 20-20 with Keith Nix.

Poachers moved from their bottom position with a good result against mid-table Breakaways.

John Riches, for the Poachers, did the damage as he won 19-10, which covered the 16-19 reply from Mark Brown.

Strollers widened their lead at the top with a good result against high-riding Amateurs.

Skips Alan Everitt and Bernard Woods were successful 30-6 and 16-12.

Red 5, in second, slipped further behind the leaders when they dropped two points to the Burtons.

For the Burtons, Chris Hill won 12-20.

Replying for Red 5, the trio of Kath Beck, Mandy Cook and Tony Beck, who are proving difficult to beat, won 27-12.

The Golfers, in third, came to the green a player short and paid the price.

Opponents Boston Park cleaned up the points with skips Batchelor and Birchwood winning 42-8 and 17-13.

The Crowns, matched against Central, with one point separating them in the table, saw the Crowns bring their A-game to the green as skips Simon Ingamells and Peter Copeland won 26-8 and 20-12 respectively.

The Cammacks Division Three saw leaders Cosmos share the rink points with U3, but claim the aggregate points.

For the leaders, the trio of Whyers, Cooper and Bob Thompson won 29-7. Replying for U3, Louise Lody, Fiona Welensky and Neil Owen replied 16-19 for two points.

Highflyers, in second, had to be happy with just three points from their game against Shipmates.

Anthony Tabor came from behind to tie 15-15, with Ted Vere and Barrie Trigg tying with William Parker.

The Autos, matched against bottom team Nomads, claimed victory but it was not without a tussle.

For the Autos, Bernard Skelton won comfortably enough while Nomads’ Ken Burr would be disappointed as a 9-14 lead fell to a 18-15 defeat.

Sibsey, in fourth spot, fell to third-from-bottom Fairways.

For Sibsey, Charles Russell won a close game 15-13.

Replying for the Fairways, Chris Gill, Lorna Locking and Heather Scarboro, 16-13 up at end 16, picked up a count of five on the 17th end which eased them home 14-22 for the aggregate points.

Second-bottom Traders nearly won the aggregate points from their game with Vikings, just failing by three shots. For Traders, Gordon Neal won 24-12, but this was surpassed by Doug Staples for Vikings, who triumphed 7-22 .