THE NEW FOREST LEAGUE - WEEK 4
In Division 1, Fordingbridge held onto top spot with a 80-64 and 6½ -1½ home win over New Milton, pushing them down into 8th place. They lost one rink, tied one and won on two, the best being 28-7. All the other home teams won as well, Ringwood had an 81-56 and 8 points win over visitors Braeside, their best rink being 25-10 by Dan Davies, Ed Melton and Lee Croad. Waterside scored 83-55 over Brockenhurst to pick up 6 points, with their best, M Alexander, Brian Mainwaring and Ian Winterburn winning by 28-9. Lyndhurst won a close game over Lymington, finishing 68-61 and 7-1. Their best were the three Johns, Hammond, Bennett and Howell with 18-13.
In Division 2, the leaders, Downton, and second placed Iford Bridge, both had away victories. Downton won 72-68 at Verwood for 5½ points, with D Pothercary, A Walter and D Colgrave winning 26-19 while their Bob Tanner drew with his namesake, Bryan, 13 all. Iford had a close win at Lymington A, with 59 shots to 58 and 6-2. The home side's big winners, T Gardner, E Burrows and F Streets' 20-5 was matched by Iford's Rob Boatman, Mike Cooper and Ian Underwood's 22-5. New Milton A put out the 'Welcome' mats for Fordingbridge A, conceding on all rinks and by 43-80. The visitor's best rink was Jim Wych, Ron Barclay and Steve Le Moignan who won by 25-9. Braeside A had a home win over Milford by 70-57 for 7½ points. Three rinks were close, a draw and 2 and 4 shot wins, so their best with 7 shots were Peter F Brown, John Walsh and Brian Wrightson with 22-15.
In Division 3, West Moors lead after their A team had a 79-57 and 7-1 home win over New Milton B who still keep second place. West Moors A's best were Gerald Power, Paddy Hester and John Bascombe with a 23-7 victory. Their first team had an away win over Lymington B by 75-59 and 6-2. Their top rink was Brian Burton, John Bestley and Albert Hewitt who won by 23-9. Highcliffe won their home meatch against Ringwood A by 69-53 and 7-1. Their best were Tony Smith, Bill Berry and Ian Chapman who scored 27-9. Braeside B obviously felt at home on Totton & Eling's carpet as they shared the rinks but won by 81-75 and 6-2.
In Division 4, Ringwood B moved from 3rd to 1st with an 8-0 and 80-51 home win over Highcliffe A. Two rinks won by 13 shots, Jim Sillitoe's 25-12 and Frank Billett's 25-12. Although Waterside A beat Milford A in a close home game by 70-68 and 6-2 they dropped to 2nd place. Their strongest were the rinks skipped by J Blake and Kevin Gregory which both won by 9 shots. New Milton C had a good home win over Brockenhurst A by 67-52, collecting all 8 points. Their rinks skipped by Peter Richardson and Reg Smith both won by 5 shots.
In Division 5, Waterside B had a close home match against Lyndhurst A, winning by 74-70 shots and 5 points to 3. Their only winning rink was B Roberts, R Coffin and B Wellington who won by 26-12, which was enough to cover the other three rinks. Fordingbridge B had a comfortable home win over Verwood A by 81-47 and 7-1.
|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.|