Newmarket stretch their lead

PUBLISHED: 16:56 10 August 2006 | UPDATED: 11:56 04 May 2010

Ely and District Bowls League Men s League A HOME draw with Ely Beet B and a big win at Soham B increased Newmarket s lead over Littleport, who beat Stretham but crashed at Isleham. After a poor start to the season, losing five of the first six matches,

Ely and District Bowls League

Men's League

A HOME draw with Ely Beet B and a big win at Soham B increased Newmarket's lead over Littleport, who beat Stretham but crashed at Isleham.

After a poor start to the season, losing five of the first six matches, Fordham have staged a recovery to reach the third spot but still have a lot to do at 16 off the top. Chippenham were the only team to lose both their games last week.

Ladies' League

TWO more four-pointers for Isleham strengthened their hold on the trophy they won last year. Soham B remain second and are now followed by Fordham, who crushed them by 40 shots. City of Ely played only once and the narrow victory over Ely Beet A was enough to keep them in contention. Haddenham picked up a maximum 10 points from their two encounters, but they stay in the bottom half of the table.

Afternoon League Division 1

LEADERS Willingham continued their winning ways against City of Ely, but Mitchell Lodge are trailing closely behind and are bidding to retain the championship.

Burwell suffered a surprise whitewash from lowly Fordham A, but came through a tie at Mildenhall to reach the final of the Gordon Bridges Cup, where they will meet City of Ely or Littleport B.

Afternoon League Division 2

LOSING at Newmarket, Milton are now only one point ahead of Hiams who won at Isleham but went down at home to Haddenham B.

Milton found Sutton's artificial green to their liking and, four days after success in the league there, they returned for another victory in the Frank Turner Cup, which they won two years ago. Milton will play the winners of Haddenham B and Hiams in the final.

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