The first season’s bowling at Dunstable for the Aylesbury League came to a close with father and son pairing of Keith and Ian Bishop finishing as champions by 19 points.
The Fallin Apart team of Roger Hurst, Neil Craske and Steven Ireland hung on to second place by 2.5 points from The Goodfellows represented by Tony, Cal and Mick Caputa.
Early season pacesetters Dogs Bollox (Mark Richardson and Jack Stone) had to make do with fourth after a drop in form late on and the loss of Nick Kelly.
The Goodfellows had the high team scores of 1,454 and 552 while Paul Brooks had the individual high series of 778.
Mark Richardson had the high game with a perfect score of 300 and partner Jack Stone took the high average with 207.
The new season got underway with Sam Burch making his first appearance in the league rolling a 711 series.
Roger Hurst rolled a consistent 637 series in his team’s win over The Refreshers who had Pam
Kennedy crowning her first appearance with a 604 series. The surprise of the week was a defeat of champions Alpha by Little and Large, who only just avoided last season’s wooden spoon.
In the other matches, The Goodfellows beat The A Ties 17-3 and Splits Happen drew 10-10 with Dogs Bollox.