Another exciting game featured  leaders Well Bowled (Brian Winrow, Gary Plane, Steve Dunwell, Nick Blackburn) and unbeaten Rabbits (Con McGinley, Derek Finch, Newman Fawley, Jack Orley). Rabbits raced off in top form and went 7-3 up. Blackburn, the skip for Well Bowled had saved 4 shots at one end as Well Bowled found themselves under pressure. However Winrow, the lead player for Well Bowled and one of the most consistent leaders in the game found his length and line as the sides drew level at 7 shots each and then Well Bowled scored at the remaining ends to run out16-7 winners.

It was all change at the top of Division 2 in the Friday Triples when the unbeaten leaders Sutty’s Heroes (John Sutcliffe, Peter Atherton, Douggie Gordon) lost their 100% unbeaten record to struggling Larks (Garry Plane, Jennifer Plane, Brian Pickles). Larks raced off into an early lead with superb leading by their lead player Gary Plane, who was well supported by his wife Jennifer and skip Pickles. Sutty’s Heroes pulled the score line back to 10-6 and looked to be well on top before Pickles, the skip for Larks, raised his game to bowl in several important bowls as Larks ran out 16-11.

Sutty’s Heroes lost the top spot in the division to Bob’s Kingdom ( Carol Onions, reserve Pauline Breslin, David Onions), who had an exciting encounter with bottom of the leagues Planes (Milly Wheelwright, Linda Lees, Donald Rawson). Planes went into an early 5-1 lead before Bob’s Kingdom replied with two pairs and a “3” to take an 8-5 advantage. From this point of the game it was “nip and tuck” before Bob’s Kingdom ran out narrow 11-9 winners. Bob’s Kingdom and Sutty’s Heroes were relegated in the autumn league but both teams look set to regain their division 1 status. Both teams have scored 8 points from 5 games played but Bob’s Kingdom have a superior points difference.

Springers and Rockets were both relegated from Division 1 of the Wednesday Fours but the teams have made contrasting starts to their Spring campaign. Rockets (Derek Finch, Steve Archer, Lorraine Boulton, Rodney Collinge) have made an excellent start to the season with 4 wins from 4 games played. Their latest win was a narrow 12-10 win over the experienced Guys & Dolls (Eileen Dovernor, Ron Bax, Jeff Dovernor, Donald Rawson).

Springers (Joyce Depledge, Wendy Garside, Avril Humberstone, Christine Butler), in contrast are struggling to find their form. Languishing at the bottom of the table they  won their first game of the season  with a 10-8 success against Jack High (Pat Wright, Janet Bull, Stuart Coates, Barry Wright).

Madlams (Gordon Bradford, Stuart Baker, Mick Walker) are setting the pace in the Thursday Evening Triples, with 5 wins from their 5 games played. Match of the week in the division was the 13-11 win by Little & Large (Steve Rothwell, Ian Smith, David Laycock) over high flying SID ( Brian Winrow, John Sharp, Ian Ryding).

MONDAY AFTERNOON FOURS.

K.9’s 16  Black Jacks 5

Yorkies 6  Luddites 20

Hard Lines 12 Ever Hopeful 6

Well Bowled 16 Rabbits 7

A’s & B’s 4  Dodgers 30

Rascals 13  G. 2 + A. 2  17

MONDAY EVENING FOURS.

Don’t Be Short 7  Up the Edge 24

Spartans 7  Amethyst 27

Madlams 16 One Direction 4

TUESDAY EVENING PAIRS.

DIVISION 1

46ers 4  Bowl You Over 9

C. Dogs 12   2 B’s 5

Dad & Lad 5  SID 12

DIVISION 2

Rainy days 4 Bee Hives 8

WEDNESDAY FOURS

DIVISION 1

Northern Lights 21 Endeavour 6

Illingworth 6 Knockelly Stars 10

Vixens 25 Beta Blockers 7

Hard Liners 4  Black Cats 22

DIVISION 2

New Look 5  Fair of Face 14

Springers 10  jack High 8

Kingsley 7  Yorkies 12

Guys & Dolls 10  Rockets 12

WEDNESDAY EVENING FOURS.

Light Rlelief 5 Arriva 33

The Jets 13  Gapp 9

Clayton 23  GBC 4

Saxons 5 Up the Edge 22

THURSDAY EVENING TRIPLES.

Clayton 24  Avengers 6

Madlams 25  Light Relief 8

Hotpots 8  True Grit 23

SID 11  Little 7 Large 13

FRIDAY TRIPLES.

DIVISION 1

Untouchables 11  New Patacakes 16

Red Mist 19 Rabbits 10

Hotshots 14 True Grit 13

G. 2 + 1  19  Knockelly Stars 10

DIVISION 2

Kingsley 20  Changers 9

The Fridays 9  Friends 11

Bob’s Kingdom 11 Planes 9

Larks 16 Sutty’s Heroes 11

FRIDAY EVENING PAIRS.

Clayton 8 Blue Woods 7

C. Dogs 26 Sisters 7

T.N.T. 18 M.G.M. 9

SATURDAY PAIRS” SHIELD”

Wellhouse 23  Marbles 9

Eskimos 12  Pennine V.I.  7

Phoenix 5  Red Woods 14

SATURDAY PAIRS “PLATE”

T. & A. 20  Manjimups 3

Chatterbox 13 2 A’s 2

Ponders 1  Here’s Hoping 12

First timers 5  Ghurkas 14