Generous Briton JMX moved up to second after recording the highest win in the Boat Premier Division this season.
They crushed Noels Arms 11-0 to go within eight points of leaders Generous Briton B who remain undefeated after another impressive win, 9-2, against Blue Moon who remain in the bottom four.
Newly-promoted Shoes Tucks moved up to fifth with a 9-2 win over relegation-threatened Generous Briton X, while Crown Bye withstood a Harboro Ugliffe fightback to win 6-5. Boat P slipped to third after Harboro X turned in an impressive 6-5 win to go fourth in a congested table.
Stute began well against Welby C, but with the game at 2-2 Welby hit top form to take the next seven legs.
* The top-of-the-table game in Half Moon Division saw White Hart Tub beat the Anchor 7-4 to move 10 points clear.
It looks a two-horse race for honours with Half Moon D 15 points back in third after a 9-2 win over Snooker Club. Half Crowns notched a fourth straight league win as they saw off Black Swan 6-5 after a winner-takes-all final leg.
In-form Shoes All Stars are fourth following another fine 7-4 win over hard-to-beat Gen Briton Nut Dogs.
Boat B got back to winning ways after losing their last three games by beating winless and bottom Cutting Room, 8-3. Boat D overcame fellow strugglers Harboro Jabs 8-3 to go 12 points clear of the drop zone, while Harboro Jabs are just one point off the bottom.
* Blue Bell stayed top of the Phil James Architectural Division after shading Half Moon DC 6-5 who drop from second to third.
The Moon fought back to level at 5-5 only to lose out on the last leg. Saddle Pirates moved second and within 10 points of the leaders, with a game in hand in second after an 8-3 win over Black Swan Reem.
Winless Harboro Seniors continued to struggle as they were well-beaten 10-1 by Grapes F, and White Hart A moved into fourth after taking the last three legs to beat Black Swan C 7-4.
Boat SS came back from 5-3 down to record back-to-back wins after overcoming Half Moon Z 6-5, and Kettleby Cross caused an upset with their first win of the season against Crowning Glory.
180s: D. Cunningham (Gen Briton), M. Goodwin (Blue Moon), P. Haynes (Swan Ducklings). High finish: 144 – M. Goodwin (Blue Moon).