B&DCL night at Highcliffe: Highcliffe A 3.5 Ringwood A 0.5 Div 1, Highcliffe C 0 Poole E 4 Div 4; Highcliffe A move to =2nd & Poole E record 3rd win
26 Feb. A 3rd win in a row for Highcliffe A and a convincing one against promotion rivals Ringwood A. Takes them to within a point of leaders Bournemouth A. Highcliffe captain Rob Halse summed it up concisely in 2 words – “dead chuffed”. Wimborne C are 2 points behind these 2 teams with a match in hand and play at New Milton A this evening (27 Feb). Meanwhile, Bournemouth A meet Highcliffe A next Tuesday at Kinson in a match likely to have a key bearing on who will win Div 2, which to the credit of all the teams has been incredibly competitive throughout the season.
Also at Highcliffe last night, Div 4, Poole E beat Highcliffe C 4-0 to move into joint 3rd place with Poole D, but with better games points. Young Ciaran Southey and Adam Jaggard have been on good form for Poole, Tim McCullagh broke his sequence of draws with a win and Tony Pritchard won on board 4. All credit to Highcliffe who have an impressive 18 players registered to play across their 4 teams.