Road to victory? Carlton go top

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Carlton Road moved to the top of the Boston Indoor Bowls League’s Orchard Health Group-Division One.

With leaders Eastenders on a bye week, the Road moved top following victory against IBC.

The result was never in doubt as Les Feary skipped his rink to a win of 39-5 and the Road also put in a second winning scorecard of 29-10.

Third-placed Holland Fen met up against a resolute Jolly Farmers team and only won two points.

Doing well for the Farmers were Dave Allen, Joe Moore and Tom Richardson, who were never behind against Alex Tomlin, and took the overall win 23-14.

A40 and Punchbowlers shared the points. A40’s Arnold Bennett won 16-14 and, replying for the Bowlers, Andrew Limb won 19-21.

Strollers versus Royal Mail saw the additional points going to the former thanks to a good win from Jean Woods, Alan Everitt and Bernard Woods (24-7).

For the Mail, Roy Vinter replied 14-21.

The Invaders’ match against Norprint finished with the higher team Invaders triumphing on both rinks, Scott Whyers and Rod West easing home 26-10 and 25-11.

In the T&B Containers Division Two, there is still plenty to play for at the top.

Leaders Red 5 beat Patriarchs thanks to Dave Fox (22-16) and Bob Lody (22-18) while second-placed Feathers remain three points behind after beating Parthians with wins from Yvonne Smith, Keith Posey and Ian Smith of 24-13 and a 17-16 scoreline.

Boston Park moved up two places to fourth when they won all six points from Amateurs.

Alan Batchelor was successful 21-14 and Nigel Taylor won 16-9.

Autos, level with their opponents Poachers before start of play, fell five points.

For Poachers, Mike Campion tied 17-17 and Sally Harper won 22-9.

Breakaways and the Golfers shared the rink points with the game going overall to the Breakaways.

For the Golfers, Derek Marshall won 10-18, but this was three shots short of winning the aggregate as Gordon Gallichan replied 20-10.

Cosmos are now pulling away at the top of the Cammacks Division Three and look favourites for the title.

What looked like a tricky game against third-placed Dynamics ended in six points for Graham Wilkinson (17-12) and another rink win of 27-11.

Vikings, in second, saw their title chances going when they shared the rink points with U3, but won the aggregate points with a rink win of 20-12 for Doug Staples.

Central versus Traders saw all the points going to Central, with wins of 22-9 and 21-12 for skips Pete Sharman and Malc Nichols.

Shipmates put in a very good performance against the Rileys to secure all the points.

Walter Parker won 16-12 and Ted Vere was successful 21-10.

Second-bottom Nomads moved up a spot and pushed down their opponents Highflyers .

For the Nomads, Keith Wilson won 24-14 and Mel Maddison, two shots ahead at 14 ends played, picked up counts of 5-3 to win 24-14.