EBA BOWLS: Unbeaten records go as leading pair crash

EBA Section Four (Spalding area) Club Championship: BOTH Carter’s Park and Donington saw their unbeaten Group A records obliterated on a great week for Royal Mail Cart A.

In the big game of the week, third-placed Mail Cart closed the gap on the leading duo with a 9-1 victory at Donington.

In a contest that was closer than the score suggests, rink wins from G Walkley, S Callaby, P Spencer and P Simpson (19-12) and Ju Allen, J Allen, A Radford and M Simpson (16-14) got the job done.

The result leaves Mail Cart a point behind second-placed Donington, who now fall a point behind Carter’s Park – who came unstuck 8-2 against Ayscoughfee.

Again there wasn’t much in the game, but a 24-16 return from Chris Mycock, C Cherry, A Cherry and G Cherry proved pivotal.

Elsewhere, Consti did their title hopes no harm at all with a big 10-0 triumph over Castle, who stay in the bottom two.

Consti are now just ten points off the leaders, although they’ve played a game more than the top trio.

Two of their three rink winners delivered more than 20 shots, with R Digby, M Hardstaff, R Ginders and T Wright (26-9) the top performers.

At the foot, Gosberton ended a run of three successive 10-0 beatings, but they were handed an 8-2 home reverse by Moulton Harrox.

M Stokes, L Stanley, K Grundy and R Hutchinson bagged 28 shots en route to success on their rink.

In Group B, Bourne Town surged ten points clear of the pack with a whitewash 10-0 win at winless Spalding Town B.

All three sets were equally impressive winners, but M Thompson, T Ayliff, T Burton and P Dimbleby (26-6) were the leading scorers.

Deepings are also moving in the right direction after an fine 8-2 success at struggling Royal Mail Cart B.

In what proved a largely one-sided affair, 24 of Deepings’ 60 shots came from the quartet of R Lynch, C Bailie, A Windsor and B Hodges.

Meanwhile, Goodfellowship are starting to set the pace in Triples A.

They made it five wins from four games with an 8-2 victory at Long Sutton, which sends them four points ahead at the summit.

All three rinks contributed 21 shots or less, with A Bristow, C Bristow and R Allen the biggest winners (25-9).

Consti A climbed up to second after an impressive 8-2 win over a Spalding Town A side that went into the round of fixtures level at the top.

P Watkin, J Deacon and A Ashbee (26-8) set the tone for the success.

Billingborough have galloped 13 points clear in Triples B. They cruised past Holbeach USC A 9-1, buoyed by a 26-7 rink return from S Hall, J Jolies and G Chapman.