BOWLS: Seventh time lucky for resurgent Town

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It was a case of lucky number seven for Spalding Town B as they finally broke their EBA Section Four Club Championship duck in Triples Group B.

Having suffered six defeats on the trot, Town rose to the occasion with a crushing 10-0 triumph at fellow strugglers Gosberton.

The away side bagged wins on all three rinks, with the pick of the bunch seeing C McKenzie, M Taylor and K Bainbridge secure a 21-16 success.

In the same group Holbeach USC, second at the start of play, missed the chance to close on the leaders after suffering a 10-0 reverse at Castle B.

The trio of home rinks all scored heavily, but it was Rod Briars, Dave Newby and Tom Bell (33-9) who put in the stand-out performance.

Up in Group A, Spalding Town A bounced back from their first defeat of the season with a dominant 10-0 home victory over Consti.

All three sets registered 20 shots or more in the whitewash, with J Philpott, B Davis, G Chappell and N Wing (20-9) enjoying the biggest winning margin.

Second-placed Ayscoughfee made it five 8-2 wins on the spin by seeing off Whaplode Drove on their own green.

A big 30-14 rink return from Drove’s T Parkin, J Redden, D Claxton and B Grounds failed to knock the red-hot side out of their stride, with N Brown, P Caress, Nigel Cherry and Ashley Carress (26-12) top scoring.

Bourne Town are now the only side throughout the four divisions that have yet to register a win. They were soundly beaten 10-0 by visitors Donington last week.

In Group B, Castle A are a point clear with a game in hand following their 8-2 home victory over Long Sutton.

The leaders picked up two rinks wins, the best of which came from L Burns, T Mackie, B Benton and J Culy (24-8).

Holbeach USC did close the gap at the top following their 10-0 win at Gosberton. In what proved a pretty competitive clash, the best rink return came from D Eccleston, J Barker, K Steward and A Barker as they eased home 21-13.

The big game in Triples A saw leading duo Goodfellowship and Consti A square off.

Level on points going into the showdown, it was away side Consti who emerged victorious by a handsome 8-2 scoreline.

M Hubbert, D Stacey and J Mellison shone with a 30-9 win.