All White on night as Energy surge off bottom of the table
EDF Energy picked up their third straight win, beating Pineholt 100-86 to move off the bottom of the Glevum Bowls League.
With a late flurry of shots Pete White grabbed a 31-20 win over Alan Hughes and Julian Magee accounted for Jackie Brown with a 21-11 win.
Robin Powell ensured the win with an 18-12 victory over Roger Harrison that gave them 12 points.
Christine Magee lost 25-13 to Fred Parker and Alan Hodgetts lost by 18-17 to Mel Mathers.
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The previous night EDF Energy had upset Gloucester Co-op when they won two rinks in a 99-76 success.
Powell was in devastating form as he ran up a 32-6 win over Colin Bruton, while Magee cruised to a 23-13 win over Jan Bruton.
Hodgetts kept it tight in losing 21-19 to Tony Morris and Mike Matthews went down 17-14 to Danny Bower.
EDF Energy's biggest loser was Pete White, who went down 19-11 to Steve Allsopp.
Dowty slipped down to the bottom following two consecutive defeats, going down 115-66 to Winget and then 112-71 to Caer Glow.
Dowty's only joy at Winget was Alan Woodbridge's 19-18 victory over Ron Phelps 19-18.
Both Martin Gardner and Pete Bowles crashed to 26-8 defeats to Hugh Hart and Ron Waldron respectively, and Alan Bennett went down 21-10 to Brian Workman.
Steve Pope was unable to overcome Ron Hannam in a high-scoring game, losing 24-21.
Up against Caer Glow, who are still looking to finish as runners-up, Dowty picked up two winning rinks.
Pope beat Dave Heath 18-13 and Woodbridge edged passed Ron Ray by the narrowest of margins, 18-17.
It was not a happy night for Martin Gardner, who crashed to a 35-10 defeat to Andy Letts, and Brian Newman, who went down 24-8 against Shirley Haberfield.
Alan Bennett also missed out, losing 23-17 to Hans Rijk.
Barnwood are still hanging on to second place despite suffering their third defeat in their last four outings, going down 96-84 to Gloucester Spa.
Mike Smith returned to winning ways with a 19-13 win over Mavis Kennedy, with Tony Wade having the upper hand in a 24-19 win over Alan Dunn.
Andy Browett slipped to a 22-18 to Derek Taylor and Dave Stokes was five shots behind Mike Prosser, losing 17-12.
Andy Ewens suffered a hefty 25-11 defeat to Dave Rolls.
Winget found champions Gloucester City in rampant form, losing all five rinks in a 124-71 defeat.
Ron Waldron crashed to a 35-13 defeat to Derek Thorpe and Ron Phelps lost 28-11 to Doug Lewis.
Brian Workman went down 22-15 to Ron Wilks and John Wakeman was beaten 22-17 by Alan Brooker.
In a tight encounter, Hugh Hart went down 17-15 to Paul Morris.