Leaders all win to pull away from their Singles rivals
ALL three divisional Singles leaders in the Molson Coors CDMWDL were successful last week and extended their leads — but all three were losers in the Sixes.
In division one, the top four teams played each other and Mansel Arms' 4-2 win over White Lion takes them three points clear of Castle Youngsters, who beat second-placed Bizz B 4-2.
There were excellent wins for Fox A and Black Lion, with the same scorelines in both sections of division one to take some relegation pressure off them.
Poplars won all six to extend their lead to eight in division two, while Bizz A move into second after defeating Drovers 4-2.
Stag Autos performed the best of the five games in division two when their returned 3-0 and 5-1 wins. The only other team to win both were Bizz A.
Division three Singles leaders Quins' 5-1 win takes them five clear of Fox B, who were held to a draw at Blue Boar. Third-placed Queens B are closing on the top two after a second successive 6-0 win.
All 29 teams have now secured wins in both sections. Last week, the only side not to register a Singles win were Stag's Head. Their 4-2 win also lifts them off the bottom.
Divisions two and three Sixes leaders, Poplars and Quins, Club suffered setbacks, but both still remain in pole position.
Pops just lead Bizz A by a point and the Quins, who lost all three, are joined by Queens B — who won all three — on 25 points and identical game stats.
In Division One Sixes, leaders White Lion, who defeated second-placed Mansel 2-1, hold on to their seven-point lead. Moving into second are Castle Youngsters, who beat the other main contenders Bizz B 2-1.
Div One — Bizz B 1-2, Cast/Young (Havards) 2-4; Fox A 2-4, Boars Head 1-2; AFC (bye); Black Lion 2-4, S/Nomads 1-2; Mansel 1-4, W.Lion 2-2.
Div Two — S/Autos 3-5, NKG 0-1; Poplars 1-6, Fountain B 2-0; S/Head 1-4, Plough 2-2; Drovers 1-2, Bizz A 2-4; Butchers 2-3, Friends 1-3.
Div Three — Queens A 3-3, Railway 0-3; Quins 0-5, Farmers 3-1; Castle A 1-3, Wheatensheaf 2-3; Fountain A 0-0, Queens B 3-6; B/Boar 1-3, Fox B 2-3. Re-arranged game: Railway 2-4, Fountain A 1-2.
Players scoring 180s — 2x180s Mike Bryan, (1) Peter Evans, Paul Jones (Bizz), Ben Davies, Steve Budgie, Paul Emmanuel, Ben Leader, Nick Bowen, Dan Baker, Tom Bryan and Alcwyn Rees.
Best legs of 501 — 15 Ben Davies, Peter Evans, Gary Gordon, Alcwyn Rees, 16 Tom Bryan, 17 Nick Elias, 18 Mike Bryan, Dan Baker.
Three-figure checkouts — 136 Mike Bryan, 120 Andrew Slim, Elfed Davies, 117 Ashley Evans, 112 Matthew Shearsby, 110 Gary Gordon, 107 Stuart Hayes, 103 Andy Race, 100 Ben Davies and Ants Elias.
Sixes standings — Div One: 27pts W/Lion, 20 Cast/Young, 19 Mansel, 18 Bizz B, 16 Fox A, B/Lion, 14 AFC, B/Head, 12 Nomads.
Div Two: 29pts Poplars, 28 Bizz A, 22 Friends, 21 S/Head, 20 Butchers, 19 S/Autos, 18 Fountain B, 16 Drovers, 13 NKG, 9 Plough. Div Three: 25pts Quins, Queens B, 23 Fox B, 20 Castle A, 19 Farmers, 18 Railway, 16 B/Boar, Fountain A, 15 Queens A, Wheatensheaf.