Lions roar to the top of the league

Stoke Lion took over top spot in the Border Invitation League following a close 8-7 win over the Long Melford Working Men’s Club, who had held the spot for five weeks.

The Barnardiston Arms moved into second place after defeating the Black Lion A 11-4.

After losing their last four matches in double figures, the Cherry Tree reversed the trend, winning their second game of the season 10-4 at the Cavendish Bull.

Also winning their second game, Cavendish Five Bells gained three points at Glemsford Club with a narrow 8-7 victory.

Clare Bell’s visit to Black Lion B gave them four points winning two of the three tables, which all had 3-2 results.