THE Burton & District Bowls League returned after a week’s break for the finals of the Individual Merit held at Netherseal Bowls Club and won by Paul Stretton from Belvedere Park.
Week six in Burton Environmental Division One saw a convincing 14-0 win for Anglesey A over Barton A, promoting them to the summit of the table.
Belvedere A came away from Rolls Royce losing 8-6, but still managed to go into second place.
Netherseal A enjoyed an 11-3 home win against Littleover A, while Washlands A are up to halfway with a game in hand after winning 12-4 at Henhurst.
This week’s big home winners were Anglesey’s Neil Eccleshall (21-3) and Netherseal’s Pete Woodward (21-7), while among the away bowlers there were Dave Fitchett (21-4) and Ant Faunch (21-8), both of Washlands.
Belvedere B are now 16 points clear at the top of Trent Trophies Division Two after beating Stretton A 12-2.
Second-placed Winshill did not play, while Rolleston A won 11-3 at home against Derby Co-op.
Rolleston are up four places to third, while Anglesey B lost ground on the leading pack after losing 11-3 at Eureka Park A. The win for Eureka gets them out of the bottom places.
Eureka’s Kevin Starkey was the top home bowler with a 21-3 triumph, while the best away performance was Anglesey’s Des Botham with a 21-7.
Lamb Inn Division Three saw Tutbury prevail 12-4 at Washlands B to go top of the division.
Lamb Inn A are down a spot after only managing to win four ends at Gardens Swans.
Netherseal B lost at 8-6 at Belvedere C and remain in mid-table, while Washlands SBK had the biggest win of the day in the division, 12-2 against Marston’s – both teams are still in the bottom half the table.
Belvedere’s John Smith was the principle home winner this week, carding an impressive 21-2, away from home it was Tutbury’s Martin Lawrence and Netherseal’s Matthew Clamp, who both won 21-7.
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Barton B entertained leaders New Inn and beat them 12-2 to reclaim top spot, while a 10-4 home win for Stapenhill B against Winshill B gives them 38 points along with Stretton C and Cons Club, who played each other.
Stapenhill came out on top 9-5, while the biggest movers in the division were Eureka Park B after a convincing 13-3 win at Alrewas.
Barton’s Andy Patrick was easily this top home player this week with an excellent 21-1. Eureka’s Brian Cutting scored a 21-5 at Alrewas to be the day’s best away player.
A full set of fixtures was played in Washlands Bowls Club Division Five, producing two home wins and three away victories.
The home wins were for second-placed Chellaston (13-1 v Stretton C) and Newhall Social B, who beat Belvedere D 11-3.
The three away wins came at Tutbury for Rolleston B (14-2).
Rolleston are now 17 points clear at the top.
Washlands C took the aggregate by a single shot at Barton C with an 11-5 away win. It was also 11-5 as the Lamb Inn B squeezed out Gardens Swans B.
Chellaston’s Chris Mills, with a 21-3 win, was the best home score, and also with a 21-3 Steve Otterwell was the top away player.