EBF BOWLS: Moulton fire in clash of big guns

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The top two clashed in EBF Spalding and District Bowls League last week – and the bragging rights went to Moulton Harrox A.

That’s because they edged 4.5 points clear at the top of Division One following a 4-2 away triumph at Spalding Town A, who slip down to third.

In a game befitting of the occasion, both sides won two rinks apiece – but it was the convincing 25-11 set success from M Stokes, M Perkins and R Duke that sealed a 77-70 aggregate victory.

Donington are now second after they dispatched Whaplode Drove A 5-1 on home soil.

They racked up three impressive rink wins to amass a total of 96 shots, with 28 of them coming from R Slaughter, D Slaughter and J Needham (28-11).

The big winners in the top flight were Royal Mail Cart A. They crushed Carter’s Park 6-0 away from home, bagging 92 shots in the process.

Of their four winning rinks, a 30-8 return from N Baker, P Horsfield and M Simpson was the highlight.

Almost as impressive were Ayscoughfee A, as they eased past Carter’s Park A 5-1.

Some 31 of their 93 shots came from the red-hot trio of T Gowling, M Bingham and C Warboys.

Dropping down to Division Two, Moulton Harrox stay top thanks to a battling 4-2 home triumph over Swineshead.

Both teams grabbed two set successes, but table-topping Moulton edged the aggregate spoils 78-67.

Their biggest rink return was a 26-12 triumph from V Duncan, John Taylor and S Kirby.

Red-hot Bourne Town A are hot on their heels in second having tonked Holbeach USC A 6-0.

They pocketed 105 shots en-route to the whitewash and saw K Exton, V Stevenson and P Dimbleby prevail 33-7 in the most emphatic set.

At the other end of the table, Goodfellowship won their basement battle with Consti A 5-1. S Moore, A Everitt and J Moore (26-13) top scored.

Meanwhile, Sutton Bridge A’s remarkable record in Division Three continued as they made it 11 wins from as many games.

The latest team to incur their wrath were Castle B, who went down 5-1. The leaders scored 102 shots, with a hefty 32 coming from R Larham, C Green and J Barker.

Another side to rack up a century of shots were Ayscoughfee B, who had way too much for Castle B.

An impressive 37-7 rink win from M Copcutt, A Jones and G Brakes headlined their maximum 6-0 success on their home green.