EBA BOWLS: Flawless pair going great guns at top

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EBA Section Four (Spalding area) Bowls League: IT’S early days in Group A, but Carter’s Park and Donington continue to go blow for blow at the top of the standings.

Donington enjoyed slightly the better of round four of the league’s fixtures, as they beat Moulton Harrox by a flawless 10-0 to go level on points at the summit.

All three of the rinks won pretty well, but there was a stand-out showing from the quality quartet of Aubrey Bristow, Roy Pitts, Tony Stanley and Oliver Timm.

They picked up a devastating 25-8 success, as Donington made it four wins from as many games with a 59-28 aggregate advantage.

Also with a perfect return after four matches, Carter’s Park dispatched Consti 8-2.

The hosts will have fancied themselves to pull off a shock when M Hubbert, G Bradshaw, R Quinton and P Allard won their rink 24-12.

However, the Holbeach side’s Ron Flowers, Andy Dunham, G Palmer and J Forest hit back with a 19-11 return, before a massive rink win sealed the victory.

That came from Annalisa Bellamy, Scott Dunham, Dick Dunham and Neville Dunham, who racked up a remarkable 37-5 victory.

Away from the leading duo, Ayscoughfee picked up their maiden triumph of the campaign – and how.

They made light work of poor old Gosberton, who were handed a third 10-0 drubbing in four games.

All three Ayscoughfee rinks scored well, but leading the charge were T Gowing, N Brown, M Bingham and C Warboys with a spectacular 31-6 rink success.

In a week of big one-sided matches, Spalding Town A also weighed in with a whitewash win to go fourth.

The visitors romped to a 85-20 aggregate victory en route to a ten-point haul at Castle, who were comprehensively beaten on all three rinks.

Ken Kirton’s set took the biggest beating, with I Bertram, A Almond, G Deaton and S Lane storming to a 34-9 triumph.

Elsewhere, Billingborough climbed to the top of Group B with a narrow 8-2 win at Royal Mail Cart B, who stay in the bottom two.

The game swung on one incredibly tight rink, with A Newton, K Baker, J Hall and G Chapman edging to a 18-17 win. With just four shots in the overall aggregate score (54-50), that proved vital.

Billingborough’s Triple B team are going nicely, too.

They went six points clear at the top of the pile with a 10-0 home victory over Castle A.

Two of the three rinks were dominated by the table-toppers, with a 29-10 win from S Hall, D Greenhough and S Long the pick of the bunch.