CLARENCE and Burton Lane are still unbeaten at the top of the York C&IU Bowls Evening League.

The pair are separated by only two points and they have opened up a 14-point gap over third placed Huntington.

Clarence beat Tramways 6-2 in their latest fixture, while Burton Lane were 8-0 victors over Holgate.

South Bank won their first game of the season - a convincing victory against Acomb.

The Heineken UK-sponsored John Smith’s Triples Cup competition gets under way next week.

The popular competition has attracted a record number of entries this year, with Poppleton Road WMC taking part for the first time and entering two teams.

Preliminary round draw: Burton Lane ‘B’ (K Butler) v Huntington ‘B’ (D Carr); Clarence ‘B’ (S Cain) v Clarence ‘C’ (V Thompson); Burton Lane ‘C’ (M Foster) v St Clement’s ‘A’ (T Wheatley); Railway Institute (A Thornton) v Holgate ‘A’ (S Lea); St Clement’s ‘B’ (H Marshall) v South Bank ‘B’ (K Potter). To be played on Tuesday, June 10.