WOODLANDS Park posted a hard-fought 170-164 Doncaster Bowls Association Saturday League Division One win at Pilkington Recreation.
Tony Blanchard and Gary Stanley both won 21-6 for Pilkingtons, but Park narrowly won the match thanks to a 21-8 win from Andy Jones.
Bottom club Rossington whitewashed Mexborough (210-138) with Archie Hughes (21-7) and Gary Potter (21-4) leading the way.
Alan Bissell (21-8) and Gordon Beasley (21-9) were the best winners for Roundwood in their 203-148 victory over Westfield Park.
League official Graham Garnett won 21-4 for Westfield Park, but John Richardson and Dave Patrickson senior won by the same score for Woodlands Park as they closed the gap on league leaders Roundwood following their 188-157 victory.
Adwick crushed bottom-of-the-table Section B rivals Hexthorpe (196-113) with big wins from John Baldwin (21-9), Geoff Bratton (21-7), Roy Green (21-5), Harry Oxberry (21-6) and Brian Coates (21-2)
Chris Jones (21-3) and Sid Price (21-6) gave Denaby a narrow 177-174 win at Amthorpe.
Mick Wainwright (21-3) and Roy Tomlinson (21-4) showed up well for Askern in their 202-143 win over Roundwood B.
Brian Cuffling (21-7), Barbara Royston (21-9), John O’Brien (21-7), Stan Dennis (21-6) and Ken Ramsay (21-2) all shone as Parklands’ kept up their Section C promotion challenge with a 203-111 win over visiting Pilks Rec B.
Cec Fowler and Ivor Parlett both won 21-6 but just failed to earn Thorne, beaten 168-167 by visiting Roundwood C, a draw.
Yorkshire Main B had good wins from Henry Hall (21-7), Cliff Smith (21-9), Joe Dixon (21-9), Frank Glover (21-6) and Sam Davidson (21-6) when beating Carcroft B 210-88.
In a low-scoring match, Brian Turner (21-9) and Rose Greaves (21-5) won well for Thorne, but Pilks Rec B took the spoils (158-143) thanks to Wayne Barker (21-9), John Armstrong (21-5), Barry Taylor (21-5) and Dave Wootton (21-9).
Bentley Colliery chalked up a 204-153 Section D win over Bawtry B.
Vic Buckley (21-5) and Kevin Dixon (21-9) put Brodsworth B ahead, but a 21-6 win from Terry Chandler gave Rossington B a 170-159 win.
Walter Barnett (21-5) and Mel Simmonite (21-3) starred for Harvesters in their 187-158 success with John Garland winning 21-9 for Pilks Pensioners.
Hexthorpe B recorded a 195-156 home win over Adwick B.
Eric Royston (21-7) shone for Parklands B in their 188-162 win at Westfield Park B.
More bowls tomorrow.