Hotspurs extend their lead at the top of Boston Indoor Bowling League

Hotspurs, the top side in Cammacks Division Two of the Evening League at Boston Indoor Bowling Club, extended their lead again this week after a good 6-0 win over fifth placed Vikings.
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Yvonne Smith, Rob Druce and Mike Long were in control from the off to win 23-12, while the second rink of Pam Rate, Phil Exton and Mick Rate played out a closely fought game to eventually grab the win 20-18 on the last end

Central, second, beat Amateurs 4-2. Fred Epton’s rink, with Anthea Hall and Marion Epton in support, won convincingly 26-6 for 2 points, also ensuring the extras for the shot aggregate. Amateurs and skip Trevor Coulson took the other rink 26-10.

Desperados maintained third place by beating Kingfishers 6-0, Adam Hodgson’s rink winning 23-11 and Colin Louth’s 17-12.

the winning Central rink, lead Anthea Hall, pin Marion Epton and skip Fred Eptonthe winning Central rink, lead Anthea Hall, pin Marion Epton and skip Fred Epton
the winning Central rink, lead Anthea Hall, pin Marion Epton and skip Fred Epton

Optimists in fourth took 4 points off Phantoms, dominating Andrew Reeson’s rink, with Stan Lawrence and Judith Richmond, to win 41-7. Roy Stanley took the other rink for Phantoms 16-12.

Vectors faced Woodpeckers, winning 4-2, Kevin Rockall’s rink taking control of the game from the seventh end to win 15-8. Two points went to Woodpeckers as Keith Motley skipped his rink to win 16-13 in a closely fought final three ends.

Holland Fen, Invaders and Strollers, the top three sides in the Orchard Health Group First Division, all won 6-0, against Nomads, Parthians and Golfers.

For Holland Fen, Les Feary’s rink were in control from the start and won 23-10. The second rink was still tied at 11-11 after 14 ends, before Chris Gill finished strongly to win 18-11.

Against Invaders, Parthians competed well for the first half of the games on each rink. But Invaders superior scoring over the second half saw them home 27-19 on Scott Whyers’ rink and 21-14 on Rod West’s.

Strollers were too good for Golfers on both rinks, Andy Warne winning 22-7 and Paul Flatters 22-11.

IBC met A40 in two closely contested games, eventually winning 4-2. IBC are clear in fourth place, five points ahead of Nomads in fifth.

Jim Gott’s IBC rink took control of the game from the eleventh end to win 18-14. A40 were leading 14-6 on the other rink, then had to withstand a final surge by IBC over the finishing ends to leave the score 15-14 to A40.

Breakaways and Royal Mail faced Burtons and Dynamics respectively, winning 4-2 in each case.

The scores were close at times on both rinks of the Breakaways – Burtons contest. Mark Brown’s Breakaways rink eventually won 22-14, while Dave Bailey took the other 18-14 for Burtons, their third success this season.

Keith Sharp’s Royal Mail rink started slowly against Dynamics to be 7-12 behind after twelve ends, but then found a rich vein of form to score 19 shots without reply and so win the game 26-12.

Graham Wilkinson took the other rink for Dynamics 19-13, coming back from being 5-9 behind at the half-way point.