BELVEDERE A have opened up a six-point lead at the top of BURTON ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION ONE in the Burton and District Bowls League following an emphatic 14-2 win at Henhurst.
Second-placed Netherseal A enjoyed an 8-6 home win over Barton A.
Swad Caths A also took advantage of home surroundings to beat Washlands A 10-4 and move up a place to third.
Alvaston jumped three places following their impressive 11-5 away win at Littleover A.
Only two home bowlers in the top flight achieved single figure wins.
They were Netherseal’s Ian Woodward (21-5) and Littleover’s Lenny Robinson (21-9).
Belvedere boasted seven winners to low scores in their away thumping of Henhurst,
Lee Bartrum, Colin Belcher and Jim Shorthouse all won 21-5. Alvaston’s Grant Baines posted a 21-7.
In TRENT TROPHIES DIVISION TWO Belvedere B overcame Anglesey B 10-4 to stay top.
But their lead is now down to three points after Winshill A demolished Derby Co-Op 12-2.
The big movers in the division are Newhall Social A, who powered past Stretton A 13-1.
Stapenhill A had the only away win this week, with their 10-6 victory at Eureka Park A moving the team up one place.
Rolleston A are also up a place after a 10-4 win against Littleover B.
The leading home bowlers in Division Two were Winshill’s Ray Parry (21-2) and Newhall’s Carl Glover (21-4), followed by Winshill’s Ivory Gibbs (21-5) and Newhall pair Steve Laud and Alex Win (both 21-6).
Swad Caths B suffered their first defeat of the season in LAMB INN DIVISION THREE.
The leaders lost 8-6 at Gardens Swans A.
Lamb Inn A move into second place following their excellent 11-5 away win at Belvedere C.
Tutbury A were too strong at Washlands SBK – beating them 12-4 to jump a couple of places.
Washlands B are level on points with Tutbury after beating Hatton 9-5.
Marstons lost 9-7 against Netherseal B, who took the aggregate by just two shots.
Three players from Gardens Swans recorded the division’s highest home wins.
Stan Stansby posted a 21-3, with D Redgate winning 21-4 and Mark Piper claiming a 21-5 victory.
Tutbury’s Barry Compson was easily the principal away player with a 21-2, followed by Lamb Inn’s Paul Wain (21-5).
Only three games were played in the www.burtonbowlscentre.co.uk DIVISION FOUR.
New Inn lost at Stapenhill B 8-6, but still move to the very top of the table.
They are a point ahead of Stretton B, who suffered a 9-5 home reverse against Eureka Park B.
Cons Club also had a 9-5 home win against visitors Winshill B.
Three home bowlers all won 21-7. They were Stretton duo M Press and Ken Florence and Cons Club’s Lee Brealey.
There were some big wins in WASHLANDS BOWLS CLUB DIVISION FIVE.
Rolleston B celebrated a superb 10-6 win at pre-season title favourites Chellaston.
Tutbury B were the biggest movers in week four, after a convincing 12-2 home triumph over Belvedere C.
Barton C claimed a thumping 12-2 home victory over Gardens Swans B.
Lamb Inn’s 11-3 home victory against Newhall Social B lifts them up one place to third.
The biggest win in the division came at the Washlands, whose fourth team hammered Stretton C 13-1.
That victory lifts Washlands off the foot of the table and up to halfway.
Washlands’ Rob Skinner topped the home winners’ list with a 21-3.
Three bowlers posted 21-7 wins.
The top away players included Belvedere pair Phil Wheildon and Joe Kinsella.