BOWLS: Stroud dominate Wotton to go top

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local bowls Local bowls

STROUD A moved to the top of the table in the South Cotswold Bowls League with an impressive 34-shot win at Wotton-under-Edge A.

South Cotswold Bowls League

Division One

Cirencester A moved well clear of the bottom of the table with a substantial win at home to Victory Park A.

Results on two of the rinks were tight, with Jim Luce and Martin Risby winning by two and one shot respectively, but Nigel Cansdale had a more comfortable 13-shot win to give Cirencester full points.

RESULTS: Cirencester A 10 Victory Park A 0; Cotswold A 8 Cam Mills A 2; Frampton-on-Severn A 8 Dursley A 2; Wotton-under-Edge A 0 Stroud A 10.

Division One P W D L Df Pts

Stroud A 8 6 0 2 86 56

Dursley A 8 5 1 2 27 50

Frampton on Severn A 8 5 1 2 54 46

Victory Park A 8 4 0 4 -35 39

Cirencester A 8 4 0 4 -17 38

Cam Mills A 8 3 0 5 -9 37

Cotswold A 8 4 4 34 36

Wotton-Under-Edge A 8 8 -140 18

Division Two

TETBURY A maintained their position at the top of the division, but a spirited Nailsworth Mills A team kept it very tight at the end.

Peter Stinchcombe (Tetbury) and Bob Jennings (Nailsworth) shared honours with a 19-shot each drawn rink. Malcolm Hacker for Nailsworth had a three shot win over Jerry Parry but Roger Bird (Tetbury) overcame Nailsworth’s Bunny Coles by four shots to give Tetbury the overall win by a single shot.

Second-placed Fairford were away at Frampton-on-Severn B, winning on two rinks but Frampton’s Gordon Powell lead his rink well to salvage some points.

RESULTS: Cam Mills B 2 Falcon 8; Frampton-on-Severn B 2 Fairford A 8; Tetbury A 7 Nailsworth Mills A 3; Victory Park B 6 Yate A 4.

Division Two P W D L Df Pts

Tetbury A 8 8 0 0 251 75

Fairford A 8 7 0 1 135 62

Nailsworth Mills A 8 3 1 4 27 42

Falcon 8 4 0 4 10 40

Frampton on Severn B 8 3 5 -44 31

Victory Park B 8 3 0 5 -130 27

Yate A 8 1 2 5 -126 23

Cam Mills B 8 1 1 6 -123 20

Division Three

RESULT: Yate B 2 Painswick 8.

Division Three P W D L Df Pts

Cirencester B 5 4 0 1 89 40

Malmesbury 5 3 0 2 17 28

Yate B 5 3 0 2 4 28

Painswick 5 2 0 3 41 24

Wotton-Under-Edge B 5 2 0 3 -49 20

Cotswold B 5 1 0 4 -102 10

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