THERE was a change in the guard in Spalding and District League Division Two last week as Holbeach D shattered Boundary A’s six-game winning run to go top.
Second at the start of play, Holbeach waltzed to a stunning 6-0 success over the leaders, with Ian Woodberry (R14) and Ashley Bunn (R14) helping themselves to breaks of 28 and 25 respectively.
The victory sends Holbeach three clear of Boundary at the summit, with Gosberton B now hot on their heels in third. That’s because they won an all-club affair with Gosberton A 5-1. Simon Lambert (R7) lit up the clash with a 22 clearance.
Sutton D are also shaping up nicely in fourth. They knocked off Services B 5-1 in a game that saw Pete Holland (O7) reel off a fine 37 break.
In the top flight, Crowland D hauled themselves off the foot after a third win on the spin. BSC A were the latest side to incur their wrath in a 4-2 loss, despite breaks of 32 and 24 from Mark Woodberry (O28).
It’s as you were at the summit, with Pyramid F still four points clear of Donington C after both won 5-1.
Pyramid saw off Long Sutton B on their own baize, while a 27 clearance from Neil Reynolds (O49) helped the Dons beat BSC B.
Best break in Division One went to Crowland C’s Rob Childs (O63), who trousered a cracking 57 in a 4-2 triumph at Holbeach A.
A Tulips A trio also shone with the cue in a 4-2 win over Pyramid D. Bren Bowman (O63) weighed in with a 32, while Nick Savic (O35) and Simon Law (scr) finished their frames with clearances of 27 and 22 respectively.
Meanwhile, Jason Needham’s (O56) 39 break was the highlight in Division Three.
His Bourne SC A outfit handed Tulips B a timely 4-2 home reverse.
Consti H also picked up a 4-2 away success, cutting Services A’s lead to four points in the process.
They accounted for Crowland B, with a black ball win from John Houldershaw (R14) proving pivotal.
Towards the bottom, Whittlesey C made it back-to-back wins as they continued their bid for survival.
Mick Blythe (R7) chipped in with a 21 break for the strugglers as they prevailed 4-2 at Consti G.
Bourne SC A also earned a vital win at the wrong end of the standings. Black ball wins from Darren Rowley (O28) and Oli Player (O28) were the catalyst for a 4-2 return against Consti E.
The big game at the top of Division Four saw second-placed Donington B move two points ahead of third-placed rivals Services D.
Donington took the spoils 4-2 in their titanic tussle, with Phil Burrell (R7) winning a vital frame against Stuart Ruskin (R14).
Leaders Consti J stay two points ahead of them after taking four points from their fixture with friendly foes Consti A.
Whittlesey D lost ground on the top two though, having been stunned 4-2 by basement boys Donington D – who got their first win of 2012.
Also tasting victory for the first time this year were Long Sutton C.
They ended a four-match losing streak by seeing off Consti D 4-2, with Susan Lefley (R7) taking the decisive frame on the final black.