Shot difference sees Saxby's team go top of Scunthorpe bowls table
DAVE Saxby's team have taken over at the top of Veteran Triples Division One on shot difference, with Norman Anderson's team in second place on the same points.
Anderson's side faced a close battle against Warwick Wooldridge's team.
The match was evenly balanced throughout as both teams played well and the score stood at 12 shots each with just two ends to play.
In the final ends of an excellent game, the Anderson team secured two single shots to take a 14-12 victory.
Roy Tuplin's team are now leading the way in Division Two, with Pat Whittingham's team in second place, just two points adrift.
The Whittingham team found themselves 7-2 behind early on in a game against Sheila Betts' side.
The Whittingham squad pulled the score back to 12-10 with just one end left to play, and, showing real determination, they produced some excellent play to score three shots on the final end and run out 13-12 winners.
The team of John Hopkinson have replaced that of Mal Torn at the top of Division Three and have one game in-hand over their nearest rivals, who are two points behind.
A match between Jean Simpson's team and that of Roy Janney was decided on a late last end score.
The Janney team bolted out of the starting blocks, taking a 7-1 lead, but they were unable to maintain it as their opponents fought back to 7-7.
Then, with one end left to play and the score at 11-all, the Janney squad scored a single shot to win this interesting game 12-11.
Midweek Triple Division One has Trevor Smith's team hanging on to top spot by a single point over Tom Whiteley's side.
An extremely close match took place between the teams of Stan Shellard and Shirley Burnett.
The former took an early 11-4 lead but that was steadily pulled back to 11-10.
The Burnett team continued to battle and, with the score at 16-all with one end to play, they scored two excellent shots to take a 18-16 win.
There is no change in Division Two, with Warwick Wooldridge's team established in first place, three points clear of Mary Radford's team.
There was an interesting finish when Radford's side faced Keith Dobbs' team.
The Radford squad tore into a 11-4 lead but were unable to stop their opponents clawing their way back into the game.
With both teams playing quality bowls, Radford's team managed the pressure and held on to take a 14-11 win.
The Division Three table has new leaders, John Parrott's team taking over, one point clear of Arthur Hewitt's team.
It was a low-scoring encounter between the teams of Peter Dawson and Peter Bennett.
The Bennett team battled and the final end produced some excellent bowls from both sides, but Dawson's trio scored two shots for an 11-7 victory.