B Division leaders Redhill Park crashed to a 6-0 home defeat against a rejuvenated Lymington. Jennifer Lawford, Jila Bellamy, Ann Coles and Patsy Little (25-9) combined with Jean Stopp’s crew (25-18) to keep the Lymo in the promotion race.

Ferndown consolidated second spot with a clinical 6-0 (45-26) triumph over Kings Park. Ferndown’s best return came from Rosemary Butler, Linda Linge, Jan Probyn and Julie Stringer who tied up a 27-15 win.

Milford-on-Sea went home pointless after Chris King, Elaine Campbell, Margaret Wilson and Maggie Wilkins (21-13) combined with Lorna Foreman (18-13) to secure maximum points for struggling Wimborne.

Moordown had to settle for two points in their 49-37 defeat at Brockenhurst. The best set for Brock was Janet Lake, Janet Blizzard, Pam Lawford and Dorothy Bond (38-7). They covered Moordown’s winner Cathy France (30-11).

Fordingbridge remain in the drop zone despite their 4-2 win at Broadstone. Janet Norrish, Kitty McGeachy, Jean Brown and Mary Wych (26-12) outscored the Wessex winners (20-18).

  • Swanmore strengthened their position at the top of A Division with a routine home victory over Broadstone-Wessex.

The Swans were put in control by Julie Hudson, Sandra Sim-monds, Gill Head and Viv Mansell (34-7). Jean Philip’s squad (16-13) completed the clean sweep.

Richmond Park move up to second after Jean Beedie, Chris Butler, Sylvia Postill and Jill Bryant (24-13) picked up two shots on the last end to edge ahead of Southbourne’s Sue Dadson (20-10).

A double-rink victory at West Moors moved Poole Park up to third spot. The top return for Dolphins was carded by Ann Walford, Caroline Wilson, Pam Smith and Sandie Smith (24-8). Rosemary Spetch (25-16) tidied up for the full six points.

Braeside moved clear of the drop zone with a clinical 42-27 win over New Milton. Helena Day, Pam Coventry, Jean Walter and Pauline Crocker (22-14) edged fellow skip Molly Shutler (20-13) for top honours.

In a high-scoring finish to the basement battle at Highcliffe, Pelhams skip Val Charig picked up five last end shots while losing 21-19 to Highcliffe’s Janet Emerson, and although team-mates Mary Watts, Norma Grinter, Beth Roberts and Trish Kilminster won 22-20, six dropped six shots on the last end levelled the match at 3-3 (41-41).

  • There was a change at the top of C Division where leaders Bourne-mouth crashed to a 40-29 home defeat to their nearest challengers West Moors.

Moors’ match winners were Barbara Tite’s squad of Irene Clark, Carole Wright and Penny Cook who dished up a 21-14 win. Pauline Jepson (19-15) added the dessert to secure all six points.

Branksome Park share second spot with Bournemouth following their 50-27 win over fourth placed Pelhams. Carol Assal, Lyn Gamblin, Rose-mary Staddon and Hilary Jenkins (28-11), backed by Carol Williams’ squad (22-16), moved the Squirrels well clear of the Kinson Club.

Iford Bridge collected a maximum haul at Richmond Park courtesy of Pauline Sedgwick, Glenda Quick, Mo Rutty and Ann Sedgwick. Their 23-15 success was backed up by a last-end 19-18 win by Renee Stanger, Verwood registered the highest score of the day as they trounced visitors Braeside 6-0 (57-27). Verwood took control after Dor-othy Keep, Gill Thomas, Audrey Merrington and Alice Bulley checked in with a 35-12 win.

Braeside slipped into the basement following Broadstone-Wessex’s win at Southbourne. The Wessex Girls’ 19-14 return only just covered Southbourne’s skip Maureen Taylor who won 20-19 on the last end.

  • In D Division, table-toppers Swanmore I still retain their healthy lead despite their surprise 37-32 defeat at Highcliffe.

Trish Leaver’s squad of Janet Donald, Jenny Cuthill and Rae Bragg boasted a 19-13 win for the hosts but Swans skip Hazel Gabriel (19-18) held on to deny Highcliffe all six points.

At Braeside several players struggled to finish as paramedics were called in because of the sweltering heat. Dolphins’ quartet of Rosemary Stainer, Barbara Corkum, Elayne Walker and Mo Mowlam won 25.75-10. Braeside’s Pat Sherwood salvaged a 17-17 tie.

Swanmore II go third following their 48-28 home triumph over Pelhams. Gina Gommers, Daphne Hales, Beryl Brunsdon and Pauline West (23-12) just edged Pearl Shepheard’s flock (25-16).

Boscombe Cliff’s promotion chances look slim following their 6-0 (42-32) defeat by bottom club Southbourne. Doreen Harrison, Sheila Hulland, Edie Brophy and Yvonne Hosking (22-16) helped Anthea Chilcott (20-16) move the Tower Ladies off of the bottom.

  • E Division front-runners New Milton received a wake-up call after lowly Wimborne returned home with half of the spoils.

Going into the last end, Minster skips Jane Enticott and Brenda Gardiner were leading 17-15 and 16-14 respectively, but Doris Gethings and Trish Elsden both collected two shots to level the match at 3-3 (33-33).

Branksome consolidated their hold on second spot following their 4-2 (35-30) win at Moordown. The Squirrels’ star performers were Janet Gamblin, Hannah Rose, Diane Reynolds and Lola Barker (19-10), who outscored home skip Terri Shepherd (20-16).

Argyll I got back on the winning trail with a 4-2 (42-33) victory at West Moors. A solid 30-14 return from Joan Hancock, Joyce Budd, Linda Price and Norma Ritchens eclipsed Moors winner Marion Miles (19-12).

And there was similar success for Argyll II who collected four points from their 45-35 win over Redhill Park. Susie Dean, Patsy Ellis, Jean Brown and Emmie Drinkwater (27-14) finished ahead of Redhill’s Mary Pearce (21-18).

  • In F Division, The soaring temperatures took their toll at Ferndown where the Dolphins conceded the match after one of their players found the heat too extreme to carry on.

Iford Bridge completed their second six point haul of the day following their 37-24 win over Branksome Park. Polly Peck, Joan Courtney, Margaret Adams and Michelle Lawrence (20-12) combined with Maria Wilson (17-12) to land the Bridge a full house.