Bassingbourn win battle at top

PUBLISHED: 11:04 20 July 2006 | UPDATED: 14:45 12 May 2010

BASSINGBOURN avenged their only defeat in the Cambridge & District League Division One with a 62-56 win against Sawston in last week s top-of-the-table clash. The home side picked up five of the seven available points, but remain in second place after Che

BASSINGBOURN avenged their only defeat in the Cambridge & District League Division One with a 62-56 win against Sawston in last week's top-of-the-table clash.

The home side picked up five of the seven available points, but remain in second place after Chesterton leapfrogged them by taking 19 points from their last three games - though Bass do have a game in hand.

A dominant performance on rink three from Bill Manley, Sid Manning and Don Slater set Bass on the way as they romped to a 20-8 victory.

Ron Ingrey and Toni Infanti had a good nights bowling on rink four and although it never looked like they were going to lose, Sawston remained in the hunt, with the home side eventually winning 17-14.

Sawston's lead on rink five was in fine form, and after eight ends Bassingbourn had only picked up one shot and were trailing 10-1.

Graham Parrish then made the brilliant tactical decision putting him self at lead.

Don Laing also picked up his game, while Andy Brown, now skip, bowled exceptionally.

The next seven ends all went to Bassingbourn, who led 14-10 after 15 ends. End 16 spoilt the night as Bassingbourn dropped five, which put Sawston a shot up.

Bassingbourn picked up one on the next end, which made the last end tense, but Sawston picked up a shot to win 16-15.

Ken Cleaver and Dave Lester bowled well on rink six but Sawston's two missed almost nothing all night.

After nine ends Bassingbourn had a narrow 6-4 lead, but every shot had had to be earned. Sawston had a winning run of four ends which included a three and four and gave them a 13-6 lead.

Ian Stewart at skip then changed places with Dave, but the Sawston pair made sure on end 16, picking up a four to win 18-10.

n After suffering a Meldreth League defeat against Royston, Bassingbourn stormed back to form on a Thursday with a 7-0 win against Comberton.

n Last Saturday saw Melbourn Bowls Club triples day, when teams are drawn and play four games of six ends.

This year's competition had 27 players who enjoyed the sunshine before the team of Doreen Bridger, Robert Dodds and Mick Kernaghan emerged victorious.

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