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IN-FORM Rolls-Royce Leisure are still in contention for the Notts Saturday 3X3 Federation (Division One) title as the season reaches a tight crescendo.

For Rolls romped to a 6-0 (91 shots to 45) victory in their penultimate match, mauling Notts Constabulary.

Lily Bennington, Mark Foulds and Alan Parker set the tone, storming to a dominant 36-16 win, despite dropping four shots on the first end.

Ann Taylor, John Etches and Roy Walker made a remarkable comeback from 16-8 down, after dropping a seven, to score 21 shots on the last seven ends and win 35-18.

And the triumph was completed by Maureen Gunn, Geoff Gunn and Bert Wright, who hit back from 7-0 down to win 20-11.

A QUICKFIRE double over Arnold Park in Division One of the Notts 3X3 Federation added more fire to the successful end-of-season run by Rolls.

In the first fixture, the locals eased home by 5.5 points to 0.5 (74 shots to 49) after an impressive 33-9 success for Mark Foulds, Adam Wright and Stuart Newton, who scored two sixes and a four.

It was much tighter on the other two rinks but Rose Hobbs, Ron Clurow and Roy Walker scored a five on the first end and a six midway through to scramble home 22-21, while Ben Clurow, Alan Harvey and Alan Parker held on for a 19-19 draw.

In the return fixture, Rolls raced to a 6-0 whitewash (72 shots to 45) thanks to victories on all three rinks.

Adam Wright, Mark Foulds and Bert Wright triumphed 24-18; Ben Clurow, Stuart Newton and Alan Parker scored two sixes and a five en route to a 29-13 win; and Ann Taylor, Ron Clurow and Roy Walker hit seven on the last three ends to win 19-14.

THERE were only two shots in it at the end — but Rolls enjoyed another tonic victory when pipping East Bridgford 5-2 (101 shots to 99) in Division One of the Notts 31-Ends Saturday Federation.

Adam Wright, Mark Foulds and Grenville Foulds were level at 12-12 before drawing away to win 31-19 and John Etches, Rose Hobbs and Bert Wright were never behind in a 27-23 success.

Lily Bennington, Colin Alford and Graham Fowler lost 28-22, despite picking up a six, while Stuart Newton and Alan Harvey, a player short, fell away to go down 29-21 after being level at 16-16 on the 20th end.