EBA BOWLS: Struggling Town duo both notch first wins

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EBA Section Four (Spalding area) Club Championship: THEY took their time, but Spalding Town B’s two teams have finally broken their ducks for the season.

In Group B Town’s fours side ended a streak of six back-to-back defeats by beating Holbeach USC A 8-2, while in Triples B a 10-0 whitewash over Moulton Harrox B was enough to lift the team off the bottom.

Two rink wins were enough for Spalding in Group B, with G Theed, M Taylor, T Belson and K Woods (20-9) the most impressive on show.

For the Triples team all three sets raised their game to secure the spoils, but a narrow 17-16 triumph from A Nichols, A Seadle and B Wheatly was perhaps the most hard-fought.

Elsewhere, Carter’s Park continue to top Group A following an 8-2 return from their home clash with Spalding Town A.

A big 27-9 victory from Ron Flowers, C Chamberlain, G Palmer and J Forrest helped the Holbeach side on their way – and they’re now four points ahead of Royal Mail Cart A.

That’s because the second-placed side were made to battle for their 6-4 success at Consti.

The hosts picked up two of the three rinks, but were blown away by a handsome 35-5 win from G Walkley, N Baker, B Wilson and M Spencer that tipped the aggregate score heavily in Mail Cart’s favour.

There was no such trouble for Donington, who were kings in their Castle clash.

The third-placed side, who have a game in hand on the leading duo, moved within five points of the summit with a maximum ten-point haul.

In a largely one-side affair, J Potter, M Laidler, D Slaughter and D Bristow caught the eye with a fine 28-7 victory.

In Group B, Whaplode Drove extended their winning streak to six games to ensure their 100 per cent record remained intact.

Royal Mail Cart B were their victims, as all three sets amassed 23 shots or more.

Leading the way with 29 shots were Tim Tomizzi, T Parkin, R Grounds and I Lawson.

Drove stay two points ahead of Billingborough, who also registered a maximum win.

Boro, who have played a game more than their chief title rivals, dispatched Long Sutton with N Wand, I Spencer, J Jones and S Long top scoring 23-9.

Meanwhile, Bourne Town lost ground on the leading duo after suffering a 8-2 derby defeat to Deepings.

In a low-scoring clash, a 13-12 triumph from D Cox, G Stone, R Hurst and B Wheatley was pivotal.

Bourne’s side were in much better form in Triples A, though.

They took the lion’s share of the spoils in the big game at the bottom, edging out Long Sutton 6-4 to move five points clear of the bottom two.

A whopping 29-8 rink romp from H Thompson, A Brooks and P Dimbleby was enough to negate Sutton’s success in the other two sets.