B&DCL Div 2 Round-Up 28 Nov: Bournemouth A 1.5 New Milton A 2.5 – B&DCL Div 5 28 Nov: Bournemouth C 2 Southbourne E 2
In what was expected to be a close match, New Milton A won 2 (Reenen du Toit & Barry Jolly) and drew 1 (Michael Honey playing Paul Errington) of the 4 games to now share the league leadership with their opponents. John Oldfield won for Bournemouth on board 2. But, like last season, Div 2 is very competitive and if Wimborne C or Highcliffe A win their match this evening (Weds) then they become outright leaders. New Milton were the higher aggregate graded team last night – 567 to 547.
On Monday evening Ringwood A beat Bournemouth B 4-0, also in Div 2, in a match reported closer than the score suggests
In Div 5, also at Kinson, Bournemouth, the home C team won the 2 top boards, but lost on 3 & 4 to draw with Southbourne E. Bournemouth C stay unbeaten and are in 3rd place; Southbourne E although dropping their 1st league point remain unbeaten league leaders, 1 point ahead of Purbeck