EBF BOWLS: Title race hots up as leaders beaten

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Spalding & District EBF Bowls League: MOULTON Harrox A upset Division One leaders Royal Mail Cart A to blow the title race wide open.

Having opened up a healthy lead at the top, Mail Cart were beaten 4.5-1.5, with Bob Duke, S Quinton and M Stokes scoring 26 of Harrox’s 80 shots.

Second-placed Spalding Town A took full advantage of the slip up as they dispatched Castle A 6-0.

They were impressive on all four rinks, with the trio of M Coleman, D Coleman and C Searson securing a big 30-16 success. The gap at the top is now just 2.5 points.

Staying in the top flight, Carter’s Park A hit top form with a 108-shot haul.

They battered Bourne A 6-0 after P Salter, L Allen and J Forrest amassed 35 shots.

In Division Two, Whaplode Drove A continue to make hay. They eased past Whaplode Drove B 5-1 to extend their lead at the top to 17.5 points.

Results: Division One - Moulton Harrox A 4.5 Royal Mail Cart A 1.5 (80-71); Consti A 3 Donington 3 (72-77); Castle A 0 Spalding Town A 6 (67-91); Carter’s Park A 6 Bourne A 0 (108-52); Holbeach USC A 1 Ayscoughfee A 5 (72-82).

Division Two - Spalding Town B 3 Carter’s Park B 3 (68-72); Whaplode Drove B 1 Whaplode Drove A 5 (60-91); Carter’s Park C 1 Moulton Harrox B 5 (67-83); Billingborough 4 Long Sutton A 2 (75-70).

Division Three - Swineshead 5.5 Castle B 0.5 (91-60); Royal Mail Cart B 2 Moulton Harrox C 4 (73-80); Bourne B 1 Sutton Bridge B 5 (64-92).

Division Four - Sutton Bridge C 5 Long Sutton B 1 (87-59); Spalding Town C 5 Carter’s Park D 1 (79-62); Moulton Harrox D 4 Holbeach USC B 2 (93-70).

Ladies’ Division One - Bourne 4 Sutton Bridge 2 (28-27); Carter’s Park A 0 Spalding Town A 6 (26-32); Moulton Harrox A 6 Carter’s Park B 0 (37-28).

Ladies’ Division Two - Spalding Town B 0 Castle 6 (18-45); Donington A 0 Moulton Harrox B 6 (21-31); Moulton Harrox B 6 Ayscoughfee B 0 (63-19); Ayscoughfee B 2 Donington B 4 (27-35).