First round of Boston Indoor Bowling Club league ends with surprise results in Division One
Top side Holland Fen, so far unbeaten, lost 4-2 to third-placed Strollers. They built a nine-shot lead on Ian Clark’s rink and eventually won 18-16, but had to hold on as Strollers finished well.
The second rink was closely contested for 11 ends, then Strollers and skip Andy Warne took control to run out 18-10 winners.
Second-placed Invaders faced an in-form Breakaways team who took the match 5-1. Neil Harrison’s rink won convincingly 24-15 having built their advantage in the first half.
Breakaways also started well on Mark Brown’s rink, then Invaders through Scott Whyers levelled the score, and a tight end-game left the result as a draw 17-17.
Parthians beat A40, one place above them, 4-2, winning Pete Bedford’s rink impressively 28-5, but losing the other, equally dramatically, 31-12 to A40 skip Bill Exton.
Elsewhere, there were 6-0 wins for IBC against Cosmos, 28-12 and 17-8, for Nomads over Golfers, 20-10 and 18-13, and lastly for Royal Mail over Hotspurs in two competitive games, 23-14 and 19-12.
Dynamics and Central are now only separated by shot difference at the head of the Cammacks Second Division.
Dynamics beat Shipmates 6-0 with two clear wins, 22-8 and 19-8.
Central won 5-1 against Vikings, with Carol Nundy’s rink leading from the start to dominate the game and win 29-9. The other rink ended 12-12 after a closely contested game where the lead swapped back and forth.
Kingfishers are third after beating Vectors 6-0, taking one rink convincingly 26-7 and the other by a smaller margin 14-11.
Amateurs bowled well to take all six points from their match against Phantoms. Ron Spence’s rink won 16-11, pulling ahead from the mid-way point of the contest. The other rink was still tied after 15 ends before Jeff Homewood’s side finished better to take it 13-10.
Finally, The Desperados were in commanding form to beat Woodpeckers 37-6 and 25-7.