THERE was a shock defeat for C Division leaders South-bourne after Richmond Park II departed the Tower with all six points.

Jean Revell, Doriel Phillips, Chris Butler and Ann Lodge (24-10) combined with Trish Gray’s rink to beat Southbourne 43-25.

Richmond’s other team took over the leaders’ mantle following a 4-2 (42-32) win over Broad-stone-Wessex. Star performers for Richmond were Mary Ridout, Hildene Remnant, Mary Lucas and Brenda Streater (24-11).

Branksome Park slipstreamed Richmond to take second place after they, too, gained a 4-2 away win at Argyll.

Top honours there went to the Squirrels quartet of Sue Harris, Gloria Burns, Mo Matthews and Carol Williams (22-16). Norma Ritchens salvaged two points for Argyll with a last-end 20-19 win.

Bournemouth got back on track with a 45-29 victory over visitors Braeside. Joan Belcher, Brenda Halliday and Lyn Elder survived the 25 per cent adjustment to win 21-11. Then Joan Cox (24-18) made it a 6-0 win for the Belles.

The two matches previously abandoned on July 21 resulted in victories for Broadstone over Argyll 6-0 (46-43) and Richmond 1) over Bournemouth 5-1 (43-36).

The Verwood/Alexandra Park fixture was postponed.

n There were no surprises at Ferndown where A Division leaders Southbourne cruised to a 41-27 win.

Carol Bridger, Liz Messer, Jan Dearling and Sue Dadson (22-10) put the Tower ladies on course. Barbara Lunnun (19-17) followed in the wake for a six-point haul.

A double-rink success for Poole Park at Broadstone-Wessex moved the Dolphins into second spot. Ann Walford, Floss Godsell, Wendy Hardy and Mo Mowlam (25-20) hogged the limelight for Poole. Sandie Smith’s rink held off a late challenge from Lyn Howard to win 15-14.

Swanmore looked set for four points at West Moors, but the Moors combination of Val Baxter, Pat Chant, Maureen Burfield and Janet Price (21-15) rallied to cover Swanmore’s winning skip, Gill Head (17-13).

Lymington remained fourth despite losing 4-2 (45-42) at Braeside. Lymo skip Angela Eldridge (20-17) salvaged two points, but fell short of Brae-side’s successful combo, Connie Phipps, Pauline Crocker, Jean Walter and Carol Wood (28-22).

Richmond Park look secure in mid-table following their 4-2 win at Redhill Park. Ethel Hanlon’s quartet (23-19) were surpassed by Richmond’s Jean Beedie, Dorothy Borthwick, Pam Harrison and Jill Bryant (25-14).

• Pat Jeans, Sandy Cox, Mollie Lindsay and Norma Grinter’s 23-16.5 tally included a ‘hot shot’ as they spearheaded Pelhams’ 5-1 win over Milford in B Division. Margaret Jeakings (19-19) salvaged a point for the Seasiders.

Kings Park kept in touch with a 48-38 victory over New Milton. Wendy Reed carded a 25-21 win for the visitors, but failed to match the Royals’ winning rink (27-13).

Fordingbridge moved up four places after their 6-0 (44-32) triumph at Iford Bridge. A 20-13 return from Jeanette Ford, Pat Lugg, Brenda Hammond and Jenny Yeo was backed up by Mary Wych’s rink (24-19).

West Moors skip Olive Freeman (15-16) collected one shot to give West Moors a narrow 32-31 victory at Highcliffe, after Ann Savage, Betty Ander-son, Jill Archer and Barbara Tite had recorded a 17-15 win.

The Wimborne/Brockenhurst fixture was postponed.

• D Division pacemakers Poole Park restricted visitors Pelhams to only 22 shots in the match. Gill Brown, Carrie Butcher, Janet Moreton and Phyl Wallis (24-7) set the bar, while Gwynn Foord (18-15) earned the Dolphins all six points.

Elsewhere, Swanmore crashed to a 33-27 loss by basement club Ringwood. Helen Blackiston, Eve Rose, Breta Miller and Mary MacArthur (16-13) combined with Margaret Adaway, Sue Wyatt, Eileen Clarke and Ann Atkinson (17-14) to give Ring-wood their first six-point haul.

Moordown, with a game in hand, regained second spot as they too banked six points. They amassed the highest score of the day as they swamped Highcliffe 58-23. Pat Martin’s squad of Terri Shepherd, Maureen Affleck and Mary Wilde carded a 33-11 win. Cathy France (25-12) tidied up for six points.

There was even more six appeal at Broadstone, where the Wessex girls waltzed to a 55-33 victory over New Milton. Top honours there went to Pam Edwards, Maureen Riggs, Cath Webb and Peggy Friberg (28-16).

The Lymington/Argyll game has been rescheduled for Monday, August 15.

• Shelley Park bounced back from last week’s defeat with a 6-0 (52-6) win against E Division rivals West Moors. Edna Lee, Barbara Graves, Sue Perkins and Sylvia Sayer (33-9) topped the honours board for Park.

Southbourne also collected six points from their match with Poole Park. Suzanne Ager, Jean Telford, Anne Ankers and Madge Simpson (27-14) combined with Jan Pardy’s rink (21-13) to keep Southbourne in the promotion frame.

Braeside left it late at Christ-church when, with her last wood, Braeside’s Pat Shepherd won her rink 18-17. This covered the Christchurch winning skip Mary Poore (24-22) and gave the visitors a 40-39 victory.

Pelhams remained in the top half of the table after their double rink victory at New Milton. Joan Robins, Sheila Tibbles, Gill Woaden and Trish Kilminster (27-6) put the visitors on course for a 50-25 triumph.

The basement battle between Branksome Park and Redhill resulted in a 35-28.5 win for the Squirrels. Redhill’s Bobby Saun-ders carded a 16.5-12 win, but this was covered by Brank-some’s combo of Janet Gamlin, Veronica Sandell, Carol Bryant and Hilary Jenkins (23-12).

• Kings Park look fully in command of F Division after their 6-0 (49-30) success over nearest rivals Milford.

Ferndown go third following their 6-0 victory at Redhill Park. Edna Ward, Margaret Bengtsson, Julie Masterman and Anne Wrighton (28-11) played the starring role in Ferndown’s 49-20 win.

Swanmore’s double rink victory dented Moordown’s promotion hopes. Marilyn Wolff, Beryl Hope, Sonja Cross and Gill Bruce (21-12) finished strongly to set up the Swans’ 39-25 win.

Branksome Park moved off the bottom after collecting four points at New Milton. Liz King, Patsy Ellis, Hannah Rose and Tina Richards (30-14) finished just ahead of Milton’s Trish Elsden (26-15).

The Wimborne/Highcliffe fixture was postponed.