Boscombe Cliff retained top spot in Section One after capturing 10 points at Fordingbridge.

The Turks’ winning skips Roy Moretti (23-20) and Bob Mellors (19-16) were easily eclipsed by the Cliff combination of Bill Ashworth, Dave Halliday, Brian Frith and Darren Clark (27-12). Chris Martin’s rink, (25-11) were not far behind.

Poole Park moved within three points of the Cliff after securing a 12-2 victory over bottom club Ringwood. A resounding 38-10 salvo from Maurice Foord, Jack Smith, Paul Spetch and Paul Tidby put the Dolphins on course for a 103-63 winning tally. Peter Ward (19-11) gathered two well-earned points for the Foresters. Southbourne dropped to third despite their 10-4 home win over Knyveton Gardens. At 10 ends, the Gardeners led by 17shots. South-bourne, inspired by Bob Read, Chris Broomfield, John Challis and Dean Hopkins (28-12) recovered to win 79-68. Knyve-ton’s top reply was posted by Chris Hollier’s squad (26-10).

Wimborne completed back to back wins by overcoming hosts Poole Park A 10-4 (76-72). The top return for the Minstermen came courtesy of Kevin O’Connell, Derek Geldart, Percy Swinson and Brian Ludlow (28-16).

Alexandra Park dipped into the drop zone following their 85-65 defeat at Broadstone-Wessex. Three winning rinks for the Wessex Men were headed by Wilf Scott, Keith Michael, Bob Sibley and Trevor Smyth (30-17).Paul King (23-16) picked up two consolatory points for Alex.

  • New Milton, even with three winning rinks, had to settle for six points after visiting skip Mick Burfield picked up two shots to give West Moors a 78-77 victory. The visitors’ successful quartet was Tom Downs, Dave Paget, Gerry Clark and Eric Cook (25-9).

Bournemouth made it three wins on the trot after their 10-4 (74-69) home triumph over Southbourne. Colin Bingley, Ian Rawlinson, Peter Shearing and Terry Chivers (20-12) topped the scoring for the hosts, while Scott Biden, (23-17) headed the Towermen’s efforts.

There were also a hat-trick of wins for Braeside who departed Swanmore with 11 points in the locker. Once again the damage was done by Ken Riley, Bob Warman, Colin Seale and Neil Rogers (26-12) who spearheaded the Carpetbaggers 85-74 success. George Smith (29-18) and Barry Coates (13-13) bagged the Swans three points.

Rinks were shared at Boscombe Cliff following a last-end 24-22 win by Branksome Park skip Nigel Heaney. However, the hosts’ two winning rinks, headed by Malcolm Perkins, Colin Prosser, Roy Lock and Keith Varley (23-11), steered the Cliff to an overall 83-66 victory. Lymington finally got off the mark with a 12-2 (83-61) win at Highcliffe. Ken Carter, Ian Brown, John Henderson and Vernon Cox (30-12) were in the limelight for the Lymos.

  • Section Three leaders Knyveton Gardens recovered from last week’s defeat to crush visitors Milford-on-Sea 12-2 (110-61). Top rink rosette for the Gardeners went to Iain Fraser, Mike Wilkins, Ron Roberts and Ian Davies (37-14).

Argyll remain in touch following their 12-2 win at Branksome Park. The main contributors to Argyll’s 87-67 victory were Peter Fisher, John Buckley, Dave Smith and Rod Thompson (24-14). Roger Parnell (18-16) salvaged two points for the Squirrels.

There were no saviours for Electric who suffered a shock 14-0 (97-66) mauling by Pelhams. Top quartet for the Kinson-based club were John Watts, Russell Foote, Colin Cox and Phil Jeans (26-15).

Braeside moved into the top half of the table by securing a 10-4 (85-64) victory over Kings Park. Alan Cobb’s squad of Jeff Sheppard, Fred Micklewright and Brian Pond (36-7) scored the biggest splash for Braeside.

Swanage moved out of the drop zone after defeating hosts Iford Bridge 80-74. Mike Keats, Norman Love, Mark Shepherd and Derek Smith topped the Purbeck Men’s three winning rinks. Colin Lakey’s squad (24-12) were Iford’s only winners.

  • Top team Poole Park lost their Section Four unbeaten tag when going down 12-2 at Redhill Park. Doug Horne, Alan Bellamy, Mike Smith and Terry Horgan (23-17) laid the foundations for the Rangers 89-78 success.

Richmond Park are the new leaders following their 12-2 (87-75) home win over Broadstone-Wessex. HQ’s main providers were Colin Gray, John Butler, Mike Shenker and Eric Trim (28-21).

Christchurch moved up to third when they completed a hat trick of victories by defeating bottom-club Highcliffe 69-63. Brian Giltrow’s quartet carded a solid 25-10 win for Highcliffe. However, this was covered by the hosts’ three winning rinks which were headed by Brian Wilson, Bill Vaughan and Ken Dean (21-10).

There were no chimes at the Minster after Wimborne went down on all four rinks when losing 77-54 to New Milton. Top performers for the Hampshire club were Les Waeland, Alan Taylor, Barrie Coles and Chris Taylor (25-11).

Knyveton Gardens finally opened their account with a 10-4 (88-85) triumph at Moordown. Ray Elrick’s crew of Peter Sant, Eric Jesty and Murray Bacon (27-12) carved out the biggest score for the Gardeners.

  • Section Five frontrunners West Moors and Argyll both recorded 12-2 home wins. Frank Partridge, John March, Ray Brinsden and John Bascombe (29-12) paved the way for West Moors 95-74 victory over Redhill Park.

Howard Lien, Rob Howie, Phil Reeves and Jeff Lewin (26-17) featured in Argyll’s 91-72 win over Branksome Park. Roger Owen (22-18) denied the Cliff Dwellers a clean sweep.

The 35-12 banked by Bob Pardy, Derek Painter, Geoff Green and Larry Cox secured an 89-81 win for Southbourne at Ringwood. Mel Barrett (27-10) topped the Foresters’ winning rinks.

Boscombe Cliff got back on track by overcoming visitors Ferndown 82-69. With two rinks apiece, the 26-12 return by Gabriel Shead, Rod Watts, Frank Hawkins and Michael Drage ensured Cliff of the 10 points.

Iford Bridge returned from their match at Lymington with the dreaded ‘nil points’. The top performers in the Lymo’s 98-61 triumph were Graham Morgan, Mick Clark, Peter Streets and Les Ford (31-12).

  • Poole Park remained unbeaten after their maximum haul at Southbourne. Ray McIntyre’s rink of Dave Dean, Cliff Smith and Jim Moon (29-13) shone brightest as the Towermen notched up a 104-61 win.

Ferndown confirmed the form-book by easing to a 12-2 (81-63) win over bottom-club Richmond Park. Carl King, Jack Williamson, David Holvey and Bob Thorne (29-15) topped the Stags party. Swanmore came a cropper at Pelhams where the hosts racked up a 14-0 (112-64) win. Pelhams winning rinks were headed by Charlie Loader, Roy Pearce, John Welton and Terry Wood (35-14).

West Moors moved into third spot following their 12-2 (91-62) defeat of visitors Moordown. The top Moors Men were Terry Simmons, Tony Chant, Mike Roberts and John Price (26-14). Moordown’s solitary riposte came from Dave Cooke’s squad (18-17).

Bournemouth put a halt to their dismal run by winning 77-62 at Milford-on-Sea. Bournemouth took all 14 points with honours shared amongst Malcolm Gray (19-14), Ralph Johns (17-12), Bert Mitchell (20-18) and Maurice Little (21-18).