EBA BOWLS: Castle B could still be kings after Town win

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The EBA Section Four Triples B title race is very much alive after leaders Spalding Town A were toppled by nearest challengers Castle B last week.

In a typically tight affair, hosts Castle took the spoils 8-2 to close the gap at the top to just two points and keep their championship hopes alive.

A big 26-13 rink return from Rod Briars, Denise McKie and Howard Wilson was the highlight as Town suffered their second beating on the trot.

Third-placed Holbeach USC A are now just eight points off the top too. They edged past Spalding Town B 8-2 (52-49), thanks largely to a handsome win from D Tidman, S Matton and A Barker (19-9).

Up in Triples A, Goodfellowship consolidated their hefty advantage at the summit with an 8-2 home victory over Billingborough.

Top scoring set for the Fosdyke fliers were J Reader, A Everitt and J Moore.

Carter’s Park A did close the gap on the leaders to 14 points, having picked up maximum points against Castle A.

A battling 15-14 rink win from R Booth, K Crane and L Allen helped seal the 10-0 whitewash.

Meanwhile, Spalding Town A have streaked 15 points clear in Group A after collecting 18 points in two days. They saw off Donington 8-2, before battering Bourne 10-0.

The highest scoring rink in either of the games was that of K Cherry, G Deaton, C Searson and W Pheonix (26-15).

Ayscoughfee, who sit comfortably second, currently look the only side capable of denying Town the title.

They kept the pressure on the leaders with an 8-2 home triumph over Moulton Harrox A. An incredible 36-11 set success from P Cherry, J Izzard, C Cherry and E Cherry lit up the contest.

Billingborough moved to within ten points of the top of Group B with an 8-2 victory at Holbeach USC.

In an otherwise close contest, the whopping 30-3 rink return from T Pittkin, D Wesley, S Hall and E Atter proved decisive.

At the foot, Long Sutton won for just the third time this season as they dispatched Castle B 7-3.