Stretham first to beat high flying Soham
ELY AND DISTRICT BOWLS LEAGUE ROUND-UP BY RON MOORE MEN S LEAGUE Stretham became the first to beat Soham A, who remain ahead as their nearest rivals also lost, Littleport to Ely Beet B and City of Ely at Fordham. Newmarket narrowed the gap by overcoming
ELY AND DISTRICT BOWLS LEAGUE ROUND-UP
BY RON MOORE
Stretham became the first to beat Soham A, who remain ahead as their nearest rivals also lost, Littleport to Ely Beet B and City of Ely at Fordham.
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Newmarket narrowed the gap by overcoming Haddenham and Ely Beet B strengthened their position.
In the outstanding Stan Aldous knockout match Newmarket put out Stretham to set up a tie with City of Ely
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In the top of the table clash last year's champions Isleham ended Soham A's 100 per cent record, but are still 8.5 points behind them. Soham A mantained their challenge in third place, next are City of Ely and Fordham, level on points, but City have far superior shot difference.
Last week's defeat costs Mitchell Lodge the lead as they were beaten by Willingham who are now the front runners by half a point, both having games in hand over the following group.
There were two close finishes in the Gordon Bridges Cup; Fordham B knocked out Bottisham A by one shot,and City of Ely snatched the contest with Littleport A on the last end.
Newmarket A's spell at the top was shortlived as they lost to Haddenham B while Milton were winning at Ely Beet to restore their advantage, and Chippenham advanced third.
Sutton had won all their home matches on their artificial green and lost away on grass but broke the pattern by taking five points at Hiams.
The first round of the Frank Turner Cup went true to league form: Hiams, Milton, Stretham and Sutton going through.