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Burton and District Bowls League round-up

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 16, 2014

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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.

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