Melton bowler Chris Rodgers is two wins away from a return to the national finals after coming through his latest test in the area qualifiers last week.
Having edged out his Melton Indoor Bowls Club team-mate Les Gillett in the previous round, Rodgers swept aside Leicester’s Andy Evans 21-5 in the quarter-finals of the men’s singles.
The win set up an area semi-final with Chris Moore (Barwell) in the coming weeks.
Rodgers is also through to the semi-finals of the pairs competition where he could face a Melton pair skipped by Jordan Butcher who goes up against Martyn Allsopp and partner, of Leicester, in the quarter-finals.
The EIBA National Indoor Bowls Championship finals take place at Melton Indoor Bowls Club once again from Friday, March 23 to Saturday, March 31.