VERWOOD have completed a memorable double by gaining promotion from the B&D D League and the Dorset League Division Two.

A 4-2 (45-30) home victory against close rivals Christchurch ensured they will be playing in the C League next season. A 30-8 beauty from Jan Stern, Margaret Turner, Audrey Merrington and Pat Dowling did the trick for Verwood, outweighing the 22-15 defeat suffered by Myrtle Rowland, Liz Wilton, Audrey Cowlishaw and Gill Farrance.

Having gone up in the county competition as champions, they will also clinch their B&D divisional title with just one point from their last two matches.

Although only two weeks of the season remain, most promotion/relegation issues have still to be decided - including the A League title which will be retained by Richmond Park if they collect a six-pointer at Redhill Park tomorrow.

Iford Bridge will not win the championship yet, but if there was an award for the year's most amazing comeback they would take it after a Stanger-ing 5-1 (46-36) triumph at Lymington.

Behind 21-12 on 19 ends, skip Renee Stanger trailed the jack to a posse of Iford woods to score a seven. Playing alongside Joan Doughty, Margaret Cossey and Ann Sedgwick she then bagged a last-end double to force a 21-21 tie.

Stanger was backed by the 25-15 performance of Janet Holloway, Brenda Grainger, Margaret Avery and Val Farrant.

Southbourne rose to third with a maximum (52-28) against Argyll. Fit-again Shirley Winn, Elizabeth Messer, Barbara Lunnun and Olive Fidler dazzled 33-10 after leading 19-0 at 10 ends while Jill Boyer, Carol Martin, Tina Sikes and Sue Dadson wiped out an 18-11 deficit on the final five ends to win 19-18.

In a spine-tingling finish that could have seen either side get the six B League points, Broadstone stayed on course for a return to the top flight by beating title rivals Swanmore 6-0 (44-40). Jean Ames, Vicki Miller, Sylvia Edgson and Lyn Howard (25-22 against Pat Smith) and Vanessa Smyth, Barbara Parker, Ros Valentine and Anne Williams (19-18 against Jenny Osborne) tipped the verdict Broadstone's way.

The 26-17 card of Ann Savage, Eileen Floyd, Ann Warner and Pat Chant gave West Moors the verdict 4-2 (39-31) against Braeside who took the other rink (14-13 - adjusted) despite being short-handed against Sandra Rhodes, Joan West, Jill Archer and Elaine Hunt.

Kings Park eased their D League relegation fears with a 6-0 (51-32) pasting of Iford Bridge. Isabella McCafferty, Peggy Phillpotts, Muriel Rose and Diana Boreham (27-13) led Kings towards safety backed by Anne Hill, June Wright, Pauline Harris and Beryl Nuttall who scored a vital 20th-end five on their 24-19 card.

To complete a perfect day for Kings Park, their E Leaguers all but sealed their title with a full house (46-34) against Shelley Park.

The victory came courtesy of Jean Tricksey, Vesta Monk, Sonia Cross and Brenda Lewis (24-16) and Michelle Higham, Jenny Moran, Kath Wetherall and Joyce Clough who trailed throughout until notching a last-end four to win 22-18.

Southbourne's F Leaguers are also heading for promotion after Judith Bliss, Joy Bevis, Anthea Chilcott and Mary Burkin (28-3 - adjusted) and Yvonne Hosking, president Audrey Males, Sheila Hulland and Joan Courtney (17-15 - adjusted) recorded a maximum (45-19) at understaffed Highcliffe.

There was a G League six-pointer (50-28) too for Southbourne against Swanmore where Edie Brophy, Terri Mackriell and Ann Laird (30-13) and Rose Waldron, league newcomer Suzanne Ager and Jan Pardy (20-15) were on song.