SIR Thomas Rich’s can count themselves unlucky not to have picked up their first win in the Glevum Bowls League.
They won three rinks out of five but were beaten 100-95 by EDF Energy (Barnwood).
Ron Hyam put them in the driving seat with a 21-8 win over Pete White and Phil O’Reilly followed up with a 26-17 win over Julian Magee and Margaret Cadle beat Sid Norman 24-18.
However, the 36-6 defeat of Don James by Christine Magee proved crucial while Ian Farrell lost 21-18 to Robin Powell.
Gloucester Co-op are still searching for their first win as they went down 95-79 at home to Pineholt.
They had two winning rinks with Tony Morris gaining an impressive 26-9 win over Steve Hopkins while Geoff Heath pulled out a last end win to beat Josie Read 18-15.
However, Danny Bower crashed 26-7 to Dave Hopkins, Colin Bruton lost 22-13 against Fred Parker and Jan Bruton was beaten 23-15 by Brian Evans.
Gloucester Spa march on at the top of the table with a 112-72 win at Winget.
Mike Prosser led the way with a 26-7 win over Bob Waldron. Both Alan Dunn and Gill Fry were impressive as they beat Ron Phelps 25-12 and Hugh Hart 30-17 respectively. Terry Edwards gave them a fourth winning rink with a nail-biting 19-18 win over Ron Hannam before Dave Rolls went down 18-12 to Brian Workman.
In the clash of two unbeaten sides, Caer Glow beat Gloucester City 107-78.
Only Ron Wilks came up with a City win, beating Kay Gent 25-14. Paul Morris crashed to a 25-8 defeat to Dave Gent and Derek Thorpe went down 21-12 to Rob Leach.
Matt Curtis lost 24-15 to Dave Heath and Doug Lewis went down 23-18 to Roy Gunn.
Barnwood picked up their second consecutive win as they cruised past Dowty 107-68. Doug Stokes piled up the shots in beating Bob Read 26-9 and John Cherry defeated June Bennett 26-16.
Mike Manns gained a 22-12 win over Brian Newman and Mike Smith came home with a 21-16 win over Steve Pope. Phil Bureau was unable to make it a clean sweep, going down 15-9 to Brian Davies.