By Liam Moakes 24/07 Updated: 24/07 12:46
BROADWAY Bowling Club ladies continued their bid to become the top club in the country by securing an emphatic 4-0 win over Kings Bowling Club of Torquay, the Top Club winners of 2010.
Broadway's Lynne Bowen got them off to a good start yet again by winning the four wood singles 21-10, followed by an 18-17 win in the pairs, a 20-13 victory in the triples and a 21-17 success in the fours.
At the halfway stage things did not look like going Broadway's way though, with the pairs and the triples each trailing 5-10, but a four on the tenth end in the pairs and a three and a five on the tenth and 11th ends of the triples saw the match swing Broadway's way.
Teams (Broadway first): Lynne Bowen beat Sue Bywaters 21-10; Lynn Ashby, Sue Davies beat A Higginbotham, J Boyt 18-17; Trish Emms, Viv Hall, Joan Parfitt beat Jane Hirst, Brenda Chesham, Ruth Rogers 20-13; Maureen Ford, Mary Shephard, Yvonne Hopkins, Bridget Cresswell beat K Atkinson, W Smith, B Targett, J Rimmer 21-17.
Broadway now face either Bath or Caer Glow in the penultimate match before the final knockout stage to be held at Leamington in September.
Broadway men also had a busy week as they played three games in the Concorde League.
First up was last Thursday's trip to Littleton, who were undefeated so far this season. In a typically competitive game there was never more than a handful of shots between the two teams and going into the last end Broadway were ahead in three of the five games.
However, Graham Corbet and Tony Guy, who were both one behind, each scored a double to win their games by one.
Alan Cleaver got the better of Steve Aldren to win by five shots, whilst Mick Emms was always in control against Mark Rainbow, although Rainbow came back strongly in the closing stages to only lose by seven shots after being 20-2 down at ten ends.
Mick Aubrey was the sole winning rink for Broadway, beating Colin Shergold 25-17. Overall it was a 101-95 win for Littleton by four rinks to one.
The sides were due to meet again in the return fixture as The Observer went to press.
At the weekend there were two more Concorde games against Droitwich Spa and Hewell respectively and Broadway romped to victory in both games.
There was a 147-66 victory over Droitwich Spa on Saturday in which all rinks won comfortably and then again on Sunday the trip to Hewell was made worthwhile with a 118-71 victory, winning on four of the five rinks.
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