East cements spot on top of ladder

EAST Launceston holds a commanding lead on the top of the Mitsubishi Premier League bowls ladder while the fight for the relegation seat between Scottsdale and Cressy just gets hotter.

Launceston moved out of the danger zone, taking 11 points from North Launceston on home greens.

East Launceston dominated proceedings with a 30-shot margin over Kings Meadows.

Peter Zoon headed the cards with 20 over Nathan Chugg, Will Springer held eight over Phil Harris with Chris Dudman and Daniel Hollingsworth keeping close company with the win going to Dudman by three.

Beauty Point found the Longford green to its liking, taking the full count from the clash, moving to second on the ladder.

Bob Williams and team had a day out against young gun Chris Roach, taking the win with 16 to spare.

Bruce Howard and Paul Filgate filled in the gaps for the Point with wins over Simon Zaporozec and Fred McKay by six and five respectively.

Trevallyn and North Launceston traded places on the results with Trevallyn slipping into third with North dropping back to fourth.

Trevallyn travelled to Scottsdale and came away with 10 points from the exercise.

Luke Patterson topped the cards with an 11-shot margin over Victor Goss.

Mark Howlett snuck one over Leigh Edgerton with four to spare with Scottsdale's Ian Edwards rolling Rodney Murray by 12 to claim the last points.

Launceston found some form, claiming 11 points from its clash with North Launceston, moving it 14 points clear of Cressy and Scottsdale and the relegation seat courtesy of Kane Stewart's 10-shot win over David Minns, and Ian Barnett's win over Allan Gamble.

The Mitch Billing-Jarrod Howard game was a close affair that resulted in a draw.

Deloraine on home greens is a tough task for everyone as Cressy found yesterday, suffering a 28-shot loss.

Rohan Donohue had a day out, heading the cards with an 18-shot margin over Corey Flood.

Matt Mitchell and Kerry Miller completed the haul with five-shot margins over Corey Flood and Rick Wilson.

East Launceston and Cosgrove Park are locked on points at the top of the division 1 ladder with Trevallyn just seven behind with four games to play.

North Launceston has fourth all sewn up in this tight race to pennant glory.

Cosgrove Park mauled George Town on home greens with a lazy 54-shot margin.

Wayne Foster and crew set the scene, taking Ben Tuthill down with 38 to spare.

Byron Slater covered David Tuthill by 11 with Paul Cleary taking the win over Steven Jones by five.

East Launceston took eight points from its game with Kings Meadows on the latter's green.

Steve Pearsall saved the day for the Meadows with his 15-shot win over Gus Draper.

Bill Blair defeated Stuart Groom by one, with Beeton collecting the rest defeating David Heron by three, to take the last four points on offer for the home side.

The trek from Campbell Town to Launceston for the Midlands side gave it just one point for its efforts, at the hands of North Launceston.

North Launceston on home greens had the answers with victories for Stuart Comer and Greg Webb over Dare and Scott Crocker.

Barry Davis and Don Crocker kept the game close all day with a draw the end result.

Trevallyn took the full count from its game with Scottsdale on home greens to give it a game over fourth-placed North Launceston.

Leon Allan and Bob Church headed the cards for Trevallyn with 22-shot margins over Don Goninon and Kerry Hayes.

Bridport took a 90-shot win and the 12 points over Invermay on home greens.

North Launceston bowler Ray Boutcher plays his shot in yesterday's clash against  Launceston. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS.

North Launceston bowler Ray Boutcher plays his shot in yesterday's clash against Launceston. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS.


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