BOWLS: Harrox find form to upset leaders

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Moulton Harrox B pulled off the shock result of the week after upsetting EBF Spalding and District League Division Two leaders Holbeach USC A.

Bottom at the start of play, Harrox saw off the table-toppers 5-1 on home soil to propel themselves out of the drop zone in fine style.

In a low-scoring match, Moulton managed three rink wins – of which the biggest victors were E Watson, F Chipperfield and B Chipperfield (12-5).

Holbeach, however, remain comfortably clear at the summit after Whaplode Drove B and Spalding Town B both suffered defeats.

Swineshead emerged as the conquerers of second-placed Whaplode, winning 4-2 despite a stunning 31-8 return from home trio Keith Holmes, Peter Holmes and David Burgess.

It was also 4-2 as Carter’s Park C knocked off third-placed Town B. With the aggregate spoils just 78-75 in Park’s favour, a big 31-7 success from P Nicholls, J Meadows and K Howard proved key for the Holbeach side.

In Division One, on-song leaders Moulton Harrox A made it eight wins from nine matches after seeing off Billingborough 5-1.

They amassed a century in a largely one-sided affair, with 40 of those coming from the rampant rink of K Grundy, C Jackson and M Stanley (40-5).

Nearest challengers Carter’s Park A were on equally destructive form as they crushed club rivals Carter’s Park B 6-0 – scoring 101 shots in the process.

Top scoring, as ever, were top trio Scott Dunham, Annie Bellamy and Andy Dunham (34-8).

Royal Mail Cart A were another team in a dominant mood last week.

They breezed to a maximum 6-0 success at Castle A and helped themselves to a handsome haul of 92 points.

High-scoring threesome G Walkley, B Wilson and A Radford led the four rink wins with a 33-5 return.

Down in Division Three, relentless leaders Sutton Bridge A pocketed an eighth win from as many games.

Their latest victims were Long Sutton A, who succumbed to a 5-1 away loss. Three of the four rinks went Bridge’s way, with B Wright, R Cousins and S Watson (28-10) in spectacular form.

Some 11 points off the pace, Consti B remain second despite going down 5-1 at Royal Mail Cart B.

The slipped up on three of the four sets, with the most impressive home success coming from Dave Thomas, Chris Simpson and Paul Treagus (26-10).