Runaway Spalding and District League Division One leaders Long Sutton B responded to last week’s rare loss in typical style – with a 6-0 win.
They crushed hosts Pyramid B by the maximum scoreline to go a hefty ten points clear of the chasing pack in the top flight.
A 29 break from Carl Parnell (O42) and a 25 clearance from Wayne Howard (O14) were the highlights for Sutton, while Matt Allen (O42) replied with a 29 of his own for the beaten Bourne side.
Second-placed Tulips B lost valuable ground in the title race after being handed a 5-1 home reverse by Holbeach D. Mark Woodberry (O28) starred with a 32 break for the Spalding side, but wins from Neil Grant (R14), Ashley Bunn (R7), Richard Lowe (scr) and Donald Monk (O7) – who made a 21 break – saw the visitors home.
At the bottom, resurgent Tulips A moved off the foot with a third successive 5-1 triumph, this time at Holbeach A. Again, Bren Bowman (O63) led the charge with a 32 break.
The game of the week was Long Sutton A’s 4-2 home success over champions Pyramid F, with two quality breaks registered. Bourne ace Jason Green (O56) led the way with a super 50 and a 25 clearance, while Sutton’s Adam Barwell (O42) pocketed a fine 46.
In Division Two, leaders Boundary B saw their lead chopped to four points after a 4-2 beating at Holbeach C. Paul Ashton (R7) sealed the victory in the final frame.
Gosberton B were the side closing the gap, as they saw off Crowland D 5-1 – thanks largely to nervy black-ball wins from Simon Lambert (scr) and Adam Twigg (O7).
Two players shared the second tier’s top break of the week, with Pyramid D’s James Sharpe (O42) making a 40 in a 4-2 win over Consti I and Consti H’s Seb Grimston (O28) matching that in a 5-1 home triumph over Pyramid C.
Once again the biggest break of the week came in Division Three – and there are no prizes given for guessing who it came from.
Bourne SC A’s marvellous Mark Gray (O91) racked up a super 77 as the leaders beat Services F 4-2. It did go down to the wire though, as Oli Player (O28) edged out Gary Coomes (R7) on the final black.
Crowland B are now level on points with the table-toppers after they breezed past Consti J 6-0. Stuart Davies (O21) hit a defiant 22 break in reply for Consti.
It’s as you were in Division Four, with lead duo Consti E and Bourne SC B still 11 points clear of the rest after both managed 4-2 wins over Gosberton C and Consti D respectively.
Long Sutton C did go third with a 5-1 victory over Services D, with Mark Davies (scr) on tremendous form.