Soham spring a shock

ELY AND DISTRICT BOWLS LEAGUE Men s League THE shock result of the opening day of the season came at Soham, where the B team had a whitewash over Fordham. The A team enjoyed a narrow five-shot victory at City of Ely. The biggest win was Ely Beet B s 38-s

ELY AND DISTRICT BOWLS LEAGUE

Men's League

THE shock result of the opening day of the season came at Soham, where the B team had a whitewash over Fordham.

The A team enjoyed a narrow five-shot victory at City of Ely.


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The biggest win was Ely Beet B's 38-shot margin at Haddenham, while the A team could only manage half a point in going down to champions Newmarket.

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STRETHAM were the best of the first performers, winning on both rinks at Chippenham, as last year's winners City of Ely were held to a draw by Soham A.

There were 4-1 away victories for Newmarket and Fordham.

Afternoon League Division 1

MITCHELL Lodge's defence of the trophy began with a defeat by Soham and there were losses for all three of the promoted sides - Newmarket A, Chippenham and Hiam.

Bottisham A, Haddneham A and Littleport B all won 5-1 at home and Burwell won by the same scoreline away.

Afternoon League Division 2

BOTH Fordham teams were relegated last year and started the 2007 campaign with mixed fortunes, B beating Bottisham B and A losing at Sutton.

Mildenhall finished well adrift in Division 1 last year, but came out on top against Cottenham in their first encounter in the second division.

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