DOUBLES don’t come much bigger in the Spalding and District League than the one Bren Bowman helped deliver last week.
The Tulips A ace made a mesmerising 91 clearance – which is also the best break in the league this season – as his side secured the club’s first top tier title since 2004.
Playing off an O56 handicap, Bowman had way too much for Pyramid A’s Norman Vaughan (O14) in Tulips’ 5-1 away success.
Team-mates Tom Smith (O7), Kieran Bowman (O7) and Simon Law (O7) were also victorious, as the Spalding side moved an unassailable ten points clear at the top with just one game left to play.
Having won 21 of their 25 games – including their last five on the spin – Tulips are deserving winners of the top accolade in the league.
Another issue decided was the Division Two championship race, with long-term leaders Holbeach A securing the title.
They were also impressive 5-1 winners, with third-placed Consti B on the receiving end. Mick Pearl (O14), Matt Heaton (R7), Mick Ayres (O7) and Mark Hubbard (O14) were all victorious in a game that was tighter than the scoreline suggests.
Holbeach are now 15 points clear of the rest, with a super return of 20 wins from 25 games.
Consti E were another side to clinch silverware, with their 4-2 triumph at Pyramid E enough to wrap up Division Four.
They are 15 points clear of the rest with second-placed Gosberton C having completed their allotted fixtures.
Kevin Sweeney (R14), Ray Perkins (R21) and Peter Tingle (R14) were all successful in their respective frames to seal the points.
But it’s far from over in the third tier, with club rivals BSC F and BSC B still going head to head.
Leaders BSC F hold all the aces, as they go into the final game of the season with a four point advantage, having seen off Boundary C 4-2.
Adam Braybrook (R14) was their hero, winning a final frame shoot-out with Andy Isabell (O28) 4-2.
BSC B did their best to stay in contention, having dispatched Tulips B 5-1.
Long Sutton A secured club bragging rights in the top flight.
They crushed Sutton B 6-0, with Mick Cooper (O49) and Stuart Atkin (O42) making breaks of 36 and 31 respectively.
Best break in Division Two came from Tulips C’s Jason Haytree. He trousered a 41 break as Boundary A were cast aside 5-1, while team-mate Luke Arons (O28) managed a 22 clearance.
The third tier highlight saw Crowland A’s Steve Jennings (O14) win a black ball with Whittlsey D’s Kay Skutela (R21) with a 22 clearance. Crowland won the game 5-1.
Division Four was lit up by a corking 62 break Jason Bates (O70). However, the Bourne SC A ace was beaten by Simon Lawton (scr) in a 4-2 loss against Q@Southside A.