BOWLS: Leading lights are shining brightly

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EBF Spalding & District Bowls League: THE top two teams in Division One really flexed their muscles last week with dominating whitewash wins.

Leaders Royal Mail Cart A racked up 102 shots as they thrashed Carter’s Park A 6-0, while rivals Spalding Town A amassed 114 shots in their dominant disposal of Consti A.

All four rinks were exemplary for Mail Cart, with C Forman, B Wilson and M Spencer (29-10) leading the charge.

Still 3.5 points behind, Town were even more impressive. An incredible 35 of their shots came from I Bertram, D Coleman and R Wing.

Whaplode Drove A were also on blistering form in Division Two. The leaders went six points clear with a 5-1 success over Moulton Harrox B, as Robin Harris, Mick Gavaghan and Dave Burgess took 30 shots.

It was a different story for Goodfellowship in the third tier. The table toppers were upset by lowly Sutton Bridge B 5-1 – allowing Swineshead to close the gap.

They dispatched Bourne B 5-1 to move within half a point of their rivals. E May, W Richardson and R Turner (21-13) top scored on their rink.

There looks to be no stopping Ayscoughfee B in Division Four at the moment.

M Copcutt, J Izzard and G Brakes scored a scorching 35 shots in their 5-1 home win over Long Sutton B.

Results: D1: Ayscoughfee A 5 Bourne A 1 (84-69); RMC A 6 Carter’s Park A 0 (102-51); Consti A 0 Spalding Tn A 6 (54-114); Moulton Hx A 5.5 HUSC A (96-66); Donington 5.5 Castle A 0.5 (97-47). D2: L Sutton A 3 C Park C 3 (72-71); C Park B 5 S Bridge A 1 (77-49); B’boro’ 5 Whaplode B (84-54); Whaplode A 5 Moulton Hx 1 (83-61). D3: Gosberton w/o win RMC B; Castle B 4 Consti B 2 (83-66); Bourne B 1 S’head 5 (60-71); S Bridge B 5 G’fellowship 1 (75-59). D4: Moulton Hx D 4 Ayscoughfee C 2 (72-70); Ayscoughfee B 5 L Sutton B 1 (88-62); Spalding Tn C 5 Spalding Tn D 1 (82-59); HUSC B 2 S Bridge C 4 (80-81). Ladies’ D1: Consti 4 Spalding Tn A 2 (33-25); C Park A 6 Bourne 0 (31-23); Spalding Tn B 2 Ayscoughfee B 4 (40-42). Ladies’ D2: Castle 6 Moulton Hx B 0 (35-24); Ayscoughfee A 6 Donington B 0 (37-17); Moulton Hx B 4 Donington A 2 (34-25).