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Caths hammered as Anglesey take over lead

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 12, 2014

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STRETTON Anglesey A took over top spot in the Burton Environmental Division One after a comprehensive home victory against Henhurst.

Anglesey’s success included five winners to low scores, with Matt Kelly-Walley leading the way with a 21-4 followed by all-England qualifier Ed Wallis with a 21-5.

Swad Caths travelled to Belvedere A hoping to consolidate their position at the top of the league but found a Belvedere side in ominous form, Belvedere’s top bowler first ender Paul Stretton winning 21-6.

Swad Caths’ consolation was a 21-8 from Brian Jordan.

Third-placed Alvaston easily beat visitors Washlands to open up a 12-point lead over fourth-placed Rolls-Royce, who had a home win over Netherseal A.

In the game at Alvaston Ed Furniss was top player for the hosts, scoring a 21-8, while at Rolls Royce it was once again Rich Gill who won the sweep with a 21-2. Netherseal’s Ian Woodward got his team off to a good start with a 21-8 victory.

Finally in Division One, Barton A overwhelmed Littleover A with Dean Wilkins for Barton winning 21-2.

Littleover’s only resistance came from Ian Widdowson with a last end 21-6.

Newhall A continue to set the pace at the head of Trent Trophies Division Two despite losing at Derby Co-op.

The South Derbyshire side found the Derby outfit in good form, especially last ender Geoff Senior, who won 21-5, and Jim Walker, who racked up a 21-7 victory.

Newhall had two middle order winners – Lewis Johnson and John Bailey Jnr – who both scored 21-9 victories.

Second-placed Winshill A travelled to Littleover B and came away with a win. There were two 21-7 winners in the match, Rich Gibbs for the visitors and Mel Day for the hosts.

Anglesey B are a team on the move in the division and they are now up to third after beating near neighbours Stretton A, Alan Johnson and Richard Worthington both winning 21-9 for the away side.

Stretton A played their second game of the week at Eureka Park A and came away with a win.

Stapenhill A made home advantage count as they beat early-season pace-setters Belvedere B but they remain in the bottom half of the table. There was one solitary single figure winner in the game, Stapenhill’s Carl Jeffcoate coming out on top in his game 21-7.

At Rolleston, the aggregate was drawn but it was Eureka Park who won the match with seven winners, the best coming from Josh Hall with an impressive 21-6 triumph.

Rolleston did have two winners to low scores, Kevin Dent and Antony Rushton both recording 21-5 victories.

Lamb Inn Division Three leaders Tutbury A still have an eight-point lead at the top after only dropping one end at home to Marston’s.

Swad Caths B also only dropped a single end at home against Belvedere C.

In the game at Tutbury, the home side had six single-figure winners, the best coming from Tom Treadwell 21-3. Marstons’ only winner was Dave Brown.

At Swad Caths, Paul Bladwin top scored for the home side with a 21-5 success. The only Belvedere winner was Eddie Springer.

After an exodus players from the Lamb Inn A over the last couple of weeks, they went to Netherseal B and came away with a win to stay in third place.

Leading the way for Lamb Inn was Ian Goodall with a quite outstanding 21-2 win.

Both Washlands teams in the division suffered defeats, Washlands B at home to Gardens Swans A and Washlands SBK at Hatton.

Luke Skitrall was the only Washlands player in the game to win to single figures with a 21-9.

At Hatton the home side had three winners to solitary scores, the best coming from Dale Cadd 21-5.

In www.burtonbowlscentre.co.uk Division Four, another 12 points from Barton B at Alrewas put them on 99 points for the season, 13 clear of Eton Park who played at home and beat Stretton B.

In the game at Alrewas, there were two winners to low scores, one from each team. From the home side, it was Martin Dyball 21-4 and for the away side Martin Horton weighed in with a 21-5.

The only other game played in the division this week was a win for Burton Cons at Eureka Park B. Mark Causer top scored for the Cons with a last end 21-3.

With no result in for Washlands Bowls Club Division Five leaders Rolleston B, who were playing at Stretton C, Washlands C moved up a place to second after an away win at Gardens Swans B.

Washlands’ S Johnson top scored for the away side with a 21-6, but the man-of-the-match was Gardens’ Clive Evans with a 21-4 success.

Chellaston dropped down a place to third despite their away win at Belvedere D. Out of the five single figure winners for Chellaston, Richard Crocker came out on top with a 21-6.

Newhall Social B, who are having one of their best seasons for some time, are now above halfway. This week they beat Barton C, who themselves are having a reasonable season.

Newhall Social saved their best performance till last as Bob White’s opponent did not trouble the scores.

Barton’s up-and-coming young bowler J C Chatterton won 21-8.

Lamb Inn B won at home against a Tutbury B side that was not up to full strength. Lamb Inn’s top bowler was Chris Johnson (21-6), while for Tutbury K Hickman scored a 21-7.

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