BOWLS: Stroud A lift South Cotswold League title

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STROUD A have clinched the Division One championship of the South Cotswold Bowls League with one week of the season remaining.

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South Cotswold Bowls League

Division One

Stroud A continued their excellent season with a victory over the only team capable of challenging them for top spot, Dursley A.

Dursley's main challengers for the runner-up spot, Frampton on Severn A, lost momentum when defeated at home by Cirencester A.

Only Dave Merrett for Frampton managed a win as Nigel Cansdale and Martin Risby were in impressive form for Cirencester to give them a nine-shot win overall.

RESULTS: Cotswold A 4 Wotton under Edge A 6; Dursley A 2 Stroud A 8; Frampton-on-Severn A 2 Cirencester A 8; Victory Park A 9 Cam Mills A 1.

Division One P W D L Df Pts

Stroud A 13 11 0 2 177 97

Dursley A 13 8 2 3 66 81

Frampton on Severn A 13 7 1 5 40 72

Victory Park A 13 6 0 7 -21 61

Cirencester A 13 6 0 7 -51 60

Cotswold A 13 5 0 8 1 54

Wotton-Under-Edge A 13 4 0 9 -134 49

Cam Mills A 13 3 1 9 -78 46

Division Two

TETBURY A were confirmed as winners of the division although they had a hard struggle to overcome bottom-of-the-table Cam Mills B.

Cam skips Ron Price and Rich Miles both won by a combined total of 14 shots but Cam were denied overall victory by the rink lead by Pete Stinchcombe for Tetbury who won by 26 shots to give Tetbury the victory.

Fairford A were confirmed as runners-up in the division with a comfortable win over Yate A.

RESULTS: Cam Mills B 4 Tetbury A 6; Frampton-on-Severn B 0 Falcon 10; Victory Park B 2 Nailsworth Mills A 8; Yate A 0 Fairford A 10.

Division Two P W D L Df Pts

Tetbury A 13 12 0 1 394 111

Fairford A 13 11 0 2 247 100

Nailsworth Mills A 12 7 1 4 95 76

Falcon 13 6 0 7 -15 60

Victory Park B 13 5 0 8 -193 47

Frampton on Severn B 13 4 0 9 -129 43

Yate A 11 2 2 7 -176 33

Cam Mills B 12 1 1 10 -223 30

Division Three

CONGRATULATIONS to Cirencester B as winners of Division Three.

The real battle in the division was for second place with Painswick and Yate B competing for the spot. Painswick, at home to Malmesbury, won in a very tight match across all three rinks. Malmesbury skips Ruby Robins and Bob Stinchcombe both won by one and two shots respectively. Eric Rogers for Painswick led his rink to a four-shot win to give them the overall victory by a single shot and six points from the game.

Yate B were at home to Cirencester B and managed to pick up eight points from the game with winning rinks from Luke Stone and Maurice Hawkins and this was sufficient to put them level with Painswick on points. However, Painswick have a superior shot difference and take second place.

RESULTS: Cotswold B 2 Wotton-under-Edge B 8; Painswick 6 Malmesbury 4; Yate B 8 Cirencester B 2.

Division Three P W D L Df Pts

Cirencester B 10 7 0 3 75 63

Painswick 10 6 0 4 101 56

Yate B 10 6 0 4 -17 56

Malmesbury 10 4 0 6 -34 44

Wotton-Under-Edge B 10 4 0 6 -75 43

Cotswold B 10 3 0 7 -50 38

Division Four

NO game for Fairford B this week but they are champions of the division.

Dursley B confirmed their runners-up position with a win over Cirencester C.

RESULTS: Cirencester C 2 Dursley B; Tetbury B 2 Nailsworth Mills B 8.

Division Four P W D L Df Pts

Fairford B 8 6 0 2 169 54

Dursley B 8 5 0 3 -24 46

Tetbury B 8 4 0 4 34 43

Cirencester C 8 4 0 4 -35 39

Nailsworth Mill B 8 1 0 7 -144 18

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