FRANCHE piled on the pressure at the top of Division One in the Kidderminster and District Midweek Bowling League this week, they beat their nearest rivals St Johns A by 19 shots. These two teams are now in line to take first and second place in the league leadership crown.

Kinver B had a mighty 65 shot win on their home green against Ombersley A while Bewdley A were also successful in Stourport beating SW Warriors by 15 shots.

In week 16 of the season, Franche D also maintain their position at the top of Division Two with a win at Bewdley.

Cookley A had a very successful week with a substantial 52 shots win at home against Stourport D.

Kinver C were the giant killers at the top Division Three, beating the division leaders Oldington C by three shots on the Kinver green.

Cookley D also had a successful week with a 27 shots home win.

There was great success at Stourport where the C team triumphed at home by 64 shots against Little Lakes.

Franche C and Kinver A are still battling it out at the top of Division Four.

Franche C had a resounding home win while Kinver A took a 19 shots away win from Ombersley B.

Rain played havoc with the Thursday League these games will be rearranged.

Results - Division One: SW Royal Ord B 116 v Bewdley A 131; Franche 142 v St Johns A 123; Kinver B 147 v Ombersley A 82; St Johns Tomk 102 v St Ambrose B 126.

Division Two: Royal Mail 124 v Oldington B 118; Cookley A 145 v Stourport D 93; St Johns B 139 v Bewdley C 108; Bewdley B 112 v Franche D 142.

Division Three: St Ambrose RO A 117 v Wolverley C 133; Cookley D135 v St Johns c 108; Kinver C 121 v Oldington C 118; Stourport c 150 v Little Lakes 86.