Cleeve are on the verge of tak­ing ti­tle

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BISHOP’S Cleeve pretty much sealed the De Rose Wealth Man­age­ment North Glouces­ter­shire Bowls League ti­tle af­ter beat­ing near­est ri­vals Tewkes­bury 111-94 but more im­por­tantly win­ning on four rinks to se­cure 11 points to Tewkes­bury’s two.

Pete Rush­worth, Alan Jack­son, Dave Humphries and Andy Letts had a 22-19win against Ivan Robins, Rich Evans, Rob Arthur and Paul Ke­icher; Dan Clif­ford, Terry Poul­son, Ken Waghorn and Chris John­son beat Kelvin Bear, Rod Trower, Frank Han­ni­gan and Dave Boul­ton 28-17; Mike Har­vey, Dave Parry, Steve and Dave Hop­kins won 20-15 against John Lawson, Mike Craggs, Colin Camp­bell and Mike Bishop and Char­lie Parker, Brian D’gama, Jack Daniels and Neil Smith had a 28-19 win against Hugh Mundy, Len Up­per­ton, Dave Minchew and Ed­die Ka­vanagh. Only Neil Hook, Rod John­son, Phil and Sid Har­vey lost, 13-24 to Robin Bur­nell, John Glass, Ste­wart Minchew and Craig Guthrie.

Cleeve now have 78 points to Tewkes­bury’s 60 and to have any hope of over­tak­ing their ri­vals Tewkes­bury have to get max­i­mum points from their fi­nal two games and hope that Cleeve have more than just a stum­ble.

This loss all but ne­gates the 129-72 white­wash they got at Chel­tenham Spa.

Chel­tenham Spa scores first: Ken Wood, Derek May, Paul Dicks and John Salmon lost 11-25 to Kelvin Bear, Mal­colm Swain, Frank Han­ni­gan and Dave Boul­ton; Steve Tedd, Peter James, Dig­ger Dicks and Dave Wig­gall were beaten 15-24 by Ivan Robins, Richard Evans, Rob Arthur and Paul Ke­icher; Peter Clance, Richard Sey­mour, Ken Thomas and Adam Grieve just lost 19-22 to John Lawson, Rod Trower, Colin Camp­bell and Mike Bishop; Gor­don Har­ris, Les Poul­ter, Jim Dixon and Frank Kelly trailed 13-27 to Robin Bur­nell, John Glass, Ste­wart and David Minchew and Wyn Bar­bero, Martin Thomas, John Minett and Robin Ee­les were beaten 14-31 by Hugh Mundy, Mike Craggs, Len Up­per­ton and Ed­die Ka­vanagh.

Chel­tenham, in third place closed the gap on Tewkes­bury with a 101-97 win over Chel­tenham Whad­don but they did win on three rinks for nine points to Whad­don’s four..

Keith Cripps, Tony Maisey, Ian Chap­man and Camp­bell Mccoll beat Tu­dor Mor­ris, Steve Pat­ten­den, Don Hughes and Geof Hack 2420; Alan My­ers, Char­lie Rodgers, Ian Deakins and richy Purser had a 25-9 win against Jim Bowd, Ken Aldridge, Dave Hooper and Ray Hawkins and with a spec­tac­u­lar last wood to draw the shot when he was four down to save the game, skip Alex White along with Ge­orge Bevan, Barry Steele and Neville Cap­per just beat David Hearle, Colin Bas­set, Steve Gil­man and Nigel Ka­vanagh 22-19. Mike Noon, Mike Ban­yard, Daniel Brookes and Roger Ham­bidge lost 18-22 to Frank Lad­brook, Bernard Plain, Ed­die Broughton and Dave Sim­mons and Peter Bab­bage, Kevin Costello, John Doody and Gra­ham Grif­fiths were beaten 12-28 by Andy Todd, Don Bai­ley, Mal­colm Hodges and Roger Avery.

Church­down pushed Chel­tenham Spa very firmly in to last place with a 107-86 win at home.

Bob Berry, Stu Dock­ree, Dave Blogg and Nigel Cox beat Jim Dixon, Derek May, Brian Shurmer and Frank Kelly 27-13; John Emp­son, Steve Hill, Phil Beck and Peter Bryant won 27-11 against Ken Thomas, Keith Evans, Ger­ald Burns and Adam Grieve and John Ship­way, Phil Pat­ter­son, Dave Grah and Ian Wood beat Wyn Bar­bero, Mike Davies, John Salmon and Dave Wig­gall 25-9. Alan Cress, Fred Etheridge, Bob Ma­jor and Gra­ham Dean lost 15-30 to John Minett, Peter Jades, Robin Ee­les and Trevor Ritchie and Jeff Bai­ley, Stu Allen, Alan Wales and Roger Stollery were beaten 13-23 by Dig­ger Dicks, Frank Perks Alan Tay­lor and Mike Chan­dler.

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