THE NEW FOREST LEAGUE - WEEK 6
In Division 1, the top three all won and Fordingbridge, in second place, with an 8-0 home win over Brockenhurst, closed the gap on Ringwood by a point. Their best rink was Des Jarvis, Derek Purse and Nigel Hart who won by 23-10. The leaders, Ringwood, beat their visitors, Lymington by 81-65 for seven points, led by Dan Davies, Ed Melton and Lee Croad with 27-14. Third placed Waterside had a 81-52 and 8-0 home win over Lyndhurst. R Leppard, C Bunday and R Mitchell were best with 26-12. New Milton also had an 8-0 home win. They beat Braeside by 78-44, led by David Howell, Tony Reed and Bill Wallace who won by 26-9.
In Division 2, the leaders, Downton, went to second placed Iford Bridge and won by 71-59 and 6-2, increasing their one point lead. Their best rink was D Pothecary, A Waters and D Colgrave who won by 29-8. Lymington A were home to Milford in a tight game that finished 56 shots each and the points shared. Lymington's best with 21-6 were B Gerrish, E Burrows and P Streets, and Milford's were Rob Perkins, Dave Terry and John Kitcher with 19-9. Braeside A hosted New Milton A and lost by 57-7 and 1½-6½. The visitor's best were John Thorpe, Derek Johnson and Roger Herlihy who won by 28-5. Fordingbridge A went to Verwood for a 81-51 and 7-1 win. Their top rink was S White, S Le Moisman and R Ford with 30-7.
In Division 3, leaders West Moors were home to 2nd placed Braeside B and lengthened their lead with a 74-57 and 7-1 win. Their best rink was Terry Simmons, Ray Hunt and John Riddington who won with 24-9. Highcliffe had a comfortable 81-60 and 7-1 win over visitors West Moors A . Their top men were Derek Leech, Stuart Lane and Geoff Humphreys with 23-13. Lymington B took six points off visitors, Ringwood A, with a 62-57 win. D Pitcher, B Nash and G Kirby were their best with 20-11. Totton & Eling had an 89-64 and 7-1 home victory over New Milton B. The rained off match between Braeside B and West Moors A was played with the home side winning by 75-67 and 7-1. Their rinks skipped by Alan Watts and Bob Warman both won by 7 shots.
In Division 4, the three matches were all away wins. Highcliffe A beat Brockenhurst A by 68-63 and 7-1. Brockenhurst were docked a point, by the League Secretary, which was awarded to Highcliife, for 'late reporting' of the game. New Milton C lost to Iford Bridge A by 68-78 and 2-6. Iford's best were Steve Read, Malcolm Chater and Colin Clark with 26-9. Ringwood B had a home loss to Milford A by 58-67 and 2-6. Milford's top men were Bob Ward, Dave Mossen and Peter Kaye who won 20-11.
In Division 5, Fordingbridge B had a good 7-1 win over Waterside B by 83-56. Their best rink was Derek Brooks, Bob Smith and Peter Squibb with 30-13. Verwood A forfeited their match to Lyndhurst A.
|Dates for your Diary 2016|
|Wednesday||13th||July||Presidents Day||West Moors B.C.|
|Sunday||4th||September||NFBA Finals Day||West Moors B.C.|
|Saturday||10th||September||League Trophy Finals Day||West Moors B.C.|
|Monday||3rd||October||Council Meeting (Provisionl)||Brockenhurst B.C.|
|Monday||10th||October||Executive Committee Meeting||Totton & Eling B.C.|
|Thursday||10th||November||Dinner Dance & Presentation Evening||Hoburne Bashley|
|Monday||14th||November||NFBA AGM - 7pm||Brockenhurst B.C.|