Ely and District Bowl Round-up
PUBLISHED: 19:38 19 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:29 04 May 2010
ELY AND DISTRICT BOWLS LEAGUE Round-up by Ron Moore Men s League WITH two 6-1 victories Littleport increased their lead. Newmarket, slipping at Isleham, are second, level with Fordham who won twice. Soham A still have six more to play and all of these top
ELY AND DISTRICT BOWLS LEAGUE
Round-up by Ron Moore
WITH two 6-1 victories Littleport increased their lead. Newmarket, slipping at Isleham, are second, level with Fordham who won twice. Soham A still have six more to play and all of these top four teams are potential champions. Fordham could be influential in deciding the title, having to play Littleport and Newmarket, but the programme will now run into September.
Brian Lewis of Newmarket beat Roly Barker of Sutton to book his first appearance in the singles final.
A STRONG finish to the season has put Newmarket back on top and their one shot win over Isleham has probably put paid to Isleham's hope of retaining the league trophy. City of Ely did not play last week and with a game in hand are well placed to snatch the title - much hinges on their match with Newmarket tonight.
Isleham's Sylvia Pinder has reached the final of the singles where she will meet Soham's Marian Bysouth.
Afternoon League Division One
THE one point Burwell earned in their defeat at Sutton was enough to keep them ahead of Fordham B who went down to Mitchell Lodge, the new number three. The top two should complete their programme this week but the championship may not be settled as others have outstanding fixtures re-arranged later. Relegation issues are unresolved: Sutton are in danger of going back to the lower division they left last year but they beat Mitchell Lodge to set up a Gordon Bridges Cup final against Bottisham A.
Afternoon League Division Two
HADDENHAM B got off the bottom by beating Mildenhall but in the return match three days later Mildenhall turned the tables with all six points to take them into second spot above Ely Beet who lost to Newmarket B. The promotion race is wide open with any of six teams mathematically able to claim the three places.