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Burton bowls: No change at the top

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 16, 2014

PRIZE GUY ... Keith and Irene Moulton presenting the Keith and Irene Moulton Trophy to winner Andy Gardner (left) of Woodville New Inn. This trophy is for bowlers from Divisions Three, Four and Five.

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THERE'S no change at the head of the Burton Environmental Division One as the top two teams both lost.

Stretton Anglesey A went down at Barton A and Swad Caths at Alvaston A.

In the game at Barton, home captain Craig Dean produced the shot of the day, a full corner turn over to rest out his opponent's bowl to win the game.

There were two 21-7 winners in the match, Graham Shilton, of Barton, and Stretton Anglesey's David May.

At Alvaston, Swad Caths' five winners were just seven shots short of taking the aggregate, while at Littleover it was Netherseal's five winners who took the aggregate thanks to big wins from Rob Redfern and Danny Petcher.

The Burton Environmental Division One player of the month for July was Swad Caths' Brian Jordan.

First played second in the Trent Trophies Division Two, the home side Newhall Social A coming out on top to increase their lead over Winshill A to seven points.

Newhall's Lee Barnett set up his side for the win with a first end 21-6.

Third-placed Stretton Anglesey B outplayed Eureka Park A, which puts them nine points clear of Rolleston A, who had eight winners at Derby Co-Op and lost the aggregate, but won the game.

Belvedere B, who were leading the division at the half way stage, lost again at Stretton and have now slumped to fifth.

Littleover B picked up 12 points from two games played, both away, at Stapenhill A and Derby Co-Op but this may not be enough to keep them in the division.

Stretton Anglesey's Antony Fairhurst was the division's top home player, scoring a 21-3. Away it was Belvedere's John McNeilly, with a 21-4.

Derby Co-Op may be having a bad season but they may have found a star in the making, Adrian Richardson, who showed his seniors the way it should be done.

Trent Trophies Division Two player of the month for July was Derby Co-Op's Jim Walker.

At the top of Lamb Inn Division Three, Tutbury A are nine points clear with a game in hand after beating Washlands B.

There were a couple of winners to six for Tutbury – Rich Gibbs and Ian Treadwell.

Second-placed Lamb Inn A surprisingly lost at home to Gardens Swans A. Lamb Inn did have a single figure winner, Wayne Hill, 21-7.

After a big home win for Swad Caths B against Hatton, they are now back in the title race, just three points adrift of Lamb Inn with a game in hand which is away at Hatton on September 13.

Swad Caths' Chris Sudale was man of the match with a 21-3.

Marstons may just survive in Division Three thanks to a big home win against Washlands SBK, who they now trail by only three points with two games in hand.

Marstons had three big winners, the best coming from Norman Evans, 21-6.

After losing at Netherseal B, Belvedere C are bottom of the division. Netherseal's Pete Swift took the man of the match award with a 21-4.

Lamb Inn Division Three bowler of the month for July was Tutbury's Steve Wheildon.

Leaders of the www.burtonbowlscentre.co.uk Division Four Barton B travelled to Woodville New Inn.

The game started well for the New Inn with Glen Rogers and Jim Gardner wining 21-12 and 21-7 respectively.

The youth then took over with three 21-4 winners – Dom Lester, Matt Farmer and Callum Worker.

Barton did rally and managed to get four winners. New Inn are now six points behind Barton but have played a game more.

Third-placed Eton Park, who had their bye, are 12 points behind New Inn. Stapenhill B are next despite losing at Winshill B, Winshill now out of the relegation places and replaced by Stretton B, who were well beaten at Cons Club.

Eureka Park B's win at home to Alrewas means they are almost safe for another season.

www.burtonbowlscentre.co.uk Division Four bowler of the month was Matt Farmer.

Washlands Bowls Club Division Five champions-elect Rolleston B had another huge home win, this time against Tutbury B.

Second-placed Chellaston won away at Stretton C and Gardens Swans B had a home victory against Lamb Inn B. Washlands Bowls Club Division Five bowler of the month for July was Chellaston's Dave Trainer.

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