BOWLS: Party in the Park as leaders are stunned

EBF Spalding and District Bowls League side Ayscoughfee B. Photo supplied
EBF Spalding and District Bowls League side Ayscoughfee B. Photo supplied

Title-chasing Spalding Town suffered a hiccup in their bid for EBA Section Four Club Championship glory after Carter’s Park handed them a rare loss last week.

In the big game of the week in Group A, the third-placed Holbeach side stormed to an 8-2 triumph to inflict Town’s third defeat of the campaign.

They won on two of the three rinks, with a whopping 25-8 success from Scott Dunham, Annie Bellamy, R Dunham and N Dunham setting the tone.

Town remain some 19 points clear at the summit, but Park are now well-positioned in third with a game in hand.

So are second-placed Ayscoughfee, who handed basement boys Consti an 8-2 reverse.

Their stand-out set came from Chris Mycock, Paul Cherry, Eamonn Cherry and C Cherry (24-9).

It was another tough week for Bourne Town at the foot. They are level with rock-bottom Consti after an 8-2 reverse at the hands of Moulton Harrox.

A 29-17 set success from Harrox quartet M Stanley, G Hicks, K Grundy and R Duke sealed Bourne’s fate and they remain 34 points adrift in the bottom two.

Group B leaders Castle A made it eight wins from nine games with a battling 8-2 victory over Billingborough.

Their latest win was wrapped up by a fine 20-15 triumph from Ray Tucker, T Bell, D Churchman and P Godding.

Holbeach USC did chop their advantage by two points with a whitewash win over Deepings. D Ecclestone, S Hatton, A Barker and B Holland (21-8) were the big winners in the 10-0 win.

There was a big shock in Triples A, with lowly Consti B upsetting leaders Goodfellowship 8-2.

In what proved a very close contest, a pivotal 17-15 success from B Pepper, F Wright and S Davis got Consti over the winning line.

That allowed Carter’s Park A to close the gap at the top to just seven points. They drubbed third-placed Consti A 9-0, with R Booth. K Crane and R Allen (24-10) top scoring.

Meanwhile, Castle B moved level at the top of Triples B with a dominant 10-0 triumph at Ayscoughfee.