BOWLS: Terrific Town toast top tier title triumph

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Sizzling Spalding Town A sealed the EBA (Section Four) Club Championship’s Group A title with back-to-back whitewash wins.

Long-term leaders Town roared to a 10-0 success at Moulton Harrox, before beating visitors Royal Mail Cart by the same score three days later to finish on a whopping 129 points.

The most impressive of the two wins was the beating of Mail Cart, with the champions amassing 73 shots. D Gedney, K Cherry, M Elding and S Lane (27-15) top scored, as the Spalding side made it 13 wins from 16 games.

Carter’s Park take the runners-up spot after they too finished with a maximum haul.

They smashed relegated Bourne Town 10-0, with R Flowers, I Bollons, G Palmer and J Forrest scoring a massive 31-5 success on their rink.

Also finishing their season in style were Whaplode Drove A. The mid-table outfit romped to a 10-0 away victory at Consti, who finish second-from-bottom. Drove’s most emphatic rink were W Featherstone, J Riley, M Gavaghan and D Claxton (24-11).

The Group B crown was deservedly won by Castle A, who also finished with successive 10-0 wins.

They won ten of their 12 matches and finish 19 points clear of nearest rivals Deepings, who take the runners-up spot despite a 50 per cent win ratio from their allotted fixtures.

It’s still all to play for in the two Triples leagues, though.

Goodfellowship hold all the cards going into the final round of fixtures in the top flight.

Having played a game more, they are 13 points clear of second-placed Carter’s Park A after seeing off Bourne 8-2.

Their best rink return saw J Reader, A Everitt and J Moore deliver a 20-12 success.

Carter’s Park A are now the only team that can deny them the crown.

In Triples B, Spalding Town A have one hand on the trophy after winning 10-0 at Gosberton. A big 29-12 set success from Dave Sprigden, D Jex and P Fletcher was the highlight, as they moved seven points clear.

But second-placed Castle B slipped to a 6-4 loss against Moulton Harrox B as their hopes of the title suffered a massive blow.