CHRIS Bullock champions Mowers signed off their league season in the Wellington Ex-Services Skittles League with a 55 pin win away to United Services at the White Horse, with Steve Foster’s 70 the highlight of the night as he helped the league winners to a huge score. United Services saw P. Fancy hit 60 pins, but their total was no match for the Mowers. season. Scores: United Services 380, Mowers 435.

Marc Bright reports: Gerald Thorne Championship – Holywell Lake 383, Hot Shots 361: Holywell Lake won by 22 beat Hot Shots at the Victoria Arms to stay top of the league. A. Newberry was the top score for the Lakers with 61 while B. Govier knocked 58 for Hot Shots.

Reservists 347, OBA 317: Reservists picked up a 30 pin win at home to OBA at the Institute to keep in touching distance of Holywell Lake. Reservists captain Darren Sparks, was top scorer for his side with 52, helping the home team to a decent score on the tricky Institute alley. A. Kemp hit 45 in the OBA response.

Home Guard II 318, Cottage Pies 299: Home Guard II beat Cottage Pies by 19 at the Football Club, but it was a bittersweet victory as other results on the night ended Home Guard II’s slim title chances. S. Symons scored 45 for HGII to see them to a good score and put pressure on Cottage Pies who needed to win in order to keep their title hopes alive.

L. Ellis led his side with 44, but the Pies fell away as the game went the way of the hosts. Both sides are now out of the title race, but the Pies could still have a say in who will lift the trophy, as they play Holywell Lake and Reservists in their next two games.  Home Guard II have a home game against Holywell Lake in the last game of the season also.

 Bell Green 335, Club Rockers 325: Bell Green came out on top in their clash with Club Rockers at the Victoria Arms, with 10 pins the difference on the night. T. Dunbar hit 53 for the Greeners, but it was C. Hemmings who was the player of the match with 55 for the 7-man Rockers side. his was a close game that the Rockers will feel they could have won if they had a full side.

 Rebels 373, Fireguard A 347: Rebels won by 26 pins as they hosted Fireguard A at the Cottage. J. Sellick hit 57 for Rebels to see his side to a solid score. Will L hit 56 for Fireguard A in reply, but the Football Club side couldn’t quite get there with the game going the way of Rebels.

Relyon 337, Shooters 319: Relyon came out on top of a low scoring game at the Conservative Club with M. Hutchings hitting 52 for the Bedders. A. Cleland scored 53 for Shooters in response in a losing effort. Both sides found the alley tough going as they hit low scores, but it made for an intriguing match on the night.

Report Centre A 370, Oaks 368: A close game played out at the White Horse as Report Centre A was won by 2 pins against Oaks. N. Thomas was the top scorer for the hosts with 54, helping RCA to a good score. M. Shire scored 56 for Oaks in reply, but the away side fell just short of the target as the points went the way of RCA.

There are still three matches to replayed in this division.