POOL: Woadman’s seal title with 20th win on spin

RELENTLESS Woadman’s Arms took their Holbeach and District League Division One title back in style.

Having been dethroned last season, the most successful pool team in recent history moved an unassailable ten points clear with a 20th successive win.

Crown and Woolpack were their latest victims by a 6-3 scoreline, with doubles wins from Scott Summers and C Bartram and A Mason and J Ball sealing the victory.

The new champions haven’t lost since January and have been by far and away the top team in the league.

Greyhound B are leading the race for second after a 7-2 triumph at Parkside A.

It was all about the singles matches for the high-fliers, with N Reims, R Hook, R Smith, J Dack, J Barnes and B Osbourn all on winning form.

At the other end of the standings, Bull’s Neck recorded their second win in three games to keep their survival hopes alive.

In a closely-fought tussle with Elizabethan B, a doubles victory from D Sharpe and S Dawson wrapped up a 5-4 win for the strugglers.

Lowly String of Horses B also registered a much-needed two points.

They handed Lamb and Flag B a 6-3 home reverse, with crucial singles successes coming from P Bull, T Gilbert, M Smith, J Gray and M Clements.

Meanwhile, the race for the Division Two title looks likely to go down to the wire.

Lamb and Flag C are currently top of the pile after a resounding 8-1 away return from their trip to Hat and Feathers B.

After losing the opening frame, the Whaplode side reeled off eight successive wins – including singles victories from A Burns, K Strowgler, Z Rowlett, C Marigham and R Tilbrook.

Previously top New Saracen’s Head came a cropper at String of Horses, leaving the leading duo tied together on 30 points.

The title hopefuls went down 5-4, with Mark Wright and K Rackham sealing the points in the doubles opener.

It was a big win for String of Horses, who jump out of the bottom three as a result.

There was another close contest between Bull’s Neck B and Jolly Crispin, with the former running out 5-4 winners.

It went all the way to the final doubles, with Jamie Moore and Gary Skeels delivering the goods.

l FISHERMAN’S Arms A wrapped up the Spalding Sunday League Division A title with a ninth win in 12 games.

They knocked off Crowland RBL 6-2 to complete their season in style, with T Evans and S Green wrapping up the game in the doubles.

Although a number of results are still missing from the overall standings, the Pode Hole side are three points clear of second-placed Holbeach USC, who have just two more points to play for.

Bell kept themselves in the hunt for second place by defeating Drayman’s Arms A 5-3 on their own baize.

Martin Ulyatt and Jason Houghton finished off the game as a contest in the first of the doubles matches.

Elsewhere, Golden Ball showed just why they are the runaway winners of the second tier.

They fended off nearest rivals Fisherman’s Arms B 6-2 to move six points ahead with just one round of fixtures remaining.

Golden Ball’s win was clinched by S Hinegan and K Staff.