BOWLS: Cirencester A go down to Frampton

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: South Cotswold Bowls League South Cotswold Bowls League

CIRENCESTER A's match against Frampton-on-Severn A was a very tight one. Each side won one rink, Martin Risby by 24 shots for Cirencester and Arthur Elliott by 17 shots for Frampton.

Bowls

South Cotswold Bowls League

Division One

The third rink had Nigel Cansdale (Cirencester) against Lee Elliott (Frampton). Lee started strongly, quickly building up a healthy lead but Nigel and his team recovered so that Lee was only 11 shots ahead when the last end started.

Nigel therefore needed four shots on the end to draw the match which, with his last wood, Nigel achieved by promoting a bowl.

Lee, however, had the last bowl and managed to draw for third wood to give Frampton the victory by two shots.

RESULTS: Cam Mills A 1 pt lost to Victory Park A 9 pts. Cirencester A 2 pts lost to Frampton on Severn A 8 pts. Stroud A 2 pts lost to Dursley A 8 pts. Wotton under Edge a 2 pts lost to Cotswold A 8 pts

Division One P W D L Df Pts

Dursley A 6 4 1 1 25 40

Stroud A 6 4 2 49 38

Victory Park A 6 4 2 -16 37

Frampton on Severn A 6 4 1 1 58 36

Cam Mills A 6 3 3 12 31

Cirencester A 6 2 4 -34 22

Cotswold A 6 2 4 -7 20

Wotton-Under-Edge A 6 6 -87 16

Division Two

TETBURY A and Fairford A continue their dominance at the top of the table though Fairford slipped back.

Fairford were away at Nailsworth A, and the home team won on two rinks (Bunny Coles and Malcolm Hacker, both by two shots) while Ken Sawyer for Fairford won by six shots to give Fairford the victory.

Roger Bird, Jerry Parry and Peter Stinchcombe all had convincing wins for Tetbury against Victory Park B to give them maximum points.

RESULTS: Falcon 10 pts beat Yate A 0 pts. Frampton on Severn B 9 pts beat Cam Mills B 1 pts. Nailsworth Mills A 4 pts lost to Fairford A 6 pts. Tetbury A 10 pts beat Victory Park B 0 pts

Division Two P W D L Df Pts

Tetbury A 6 6 197 58

Fairford A 6 5 1 86 44

Falcon 6 3 3 43 32

Nailsworth Mills A 6 2 1 3 -9 29

Frampton on Severn B 6 2 4 -36 23

Yate A 6 1 2 3 -69 19

Cam Mills B 6 1 1 4 -84 18

Victory Park B 6 2 4 -128 17

Division Three

RESULTS: Cotswold B 6 pts beat Painswick 4 pts. Wotton under Edge B 0 pts lost to Cirencester B 10 pts. Yate B 8 pts beat Malmesbury 2 pts.

Division Three P W D L Df Pts

Cirencester B 4 3 1 77 32

Yate B 3 3 46 24

Malmesbury 4 2 2 5 20

Painswick 3 1 2 23 14

Cotswold B 4 1 3 -73 10

Wotton-Under-Edge B 4 1 3 -78 10

Division Four

RESULTS: Fairford B 9 pts beat Cirencester C 1 pts. Stroud B 0 pts lost to Tetbury B 10 pts.

Division Four P W D A Df Pts

Tetbury B 4 3 184 69 30

Fairford B 4 3 205 67 25

Cirencester C 4 2 242 -43 19

Dursley B 4 1 195 -59 16

Nailsworth Mill B 3 1 57 -5 12

Stroud B 3 1 107 -29 8

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