Surprising results in Whitchurch Bowls League

Basingstoke Gazette: Surprising results in Whitchurch Bowls League Surprising results in Whitchurch Bowls League

WEEK two of the Whitchurch Bowls League produced some surprising results, none more so than last year’s winners Basingstoke Spades failing to take a point from Kingsclere, going down 55-40.

Also, Littleton Leopards, who survived relegation by winning the final match of last season, now head Division One after two wins.

Their latest victory was a comprehensive 69-31 victory over Hyde Abbey.

Newcomers Alton Social beat their town rivals 55-44 and Andover B anchored St May Bourne Hawks to the bottom of the table after a 51-45 success.

Finally, Howard Park A took all five points from Oakley A, winning 64-32.

In Division Two, after a storming win last week, Marnell B came unstitched against Whitchurch Yellows, losing 50-45.

Whitchurch Blacks could not keep up their good start as they went down 44-41 to Old Basing Cavaliers.

The same could be said for Hook Hares, who lost at St Mary Bourne Eagles 51-40, and Howard Park C, who were beaten 53-47 at Oakley B.

In Division Three, only Basingstoke Diamonds and Hook Foxes have 100 per cent records.

Diamonds beat Marnell A 67-41 and the Foxes shaded Friary 46-43.

Thornycroft A got their first points as they beat Kingsclere Partridges 52-45.

In Division Four, Littleton Lemurs copied their first string by winning both their opening games. This time they beat Hyde Abbey B 62-37.

Howard Park B won their first match of the season, beating Old Basing Royalists 49-47.

Unfortunately, St Mary Bourne Merlins are propping up the league going down 69-46 at home to Andover C.

The Basingstoke and District League is now in its third week. The leaders of Division One are Andover, with Basingstoke Town in second place.

Whitchurch and Howard Park prop up the division, having lost both of their opening matches.

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