WITH the County Short Mat Bowls League approaching its half way stage, the title race in the North and South Leagues is extremely close.
In the South, Dinton Beeches and Durrington are tied on points with only a shot difference between the teams. Market Lavington and Upavon are a distant third and fourth.
The Northern League remains a tight affair with four teams still involved in the race for the North League title.
Three points separate the top four, with Trowbridge currently leading from Kington Langley, Bromham Owls and Crudwell.
In the Central Area, Westbury Blue Circle are forging ahead, being 11 points ahead of second-placed Dinton Oaks. Heywood and Hawkeridge lie in third place and have two games in hand.
In the next month, games between the top teams in each league will make the chase for each title a lot clearer.
Swindon Advertiser - 14th January 2010