26th Feb, 2020

White Hart extend lead in two divisions

Liam Moakes 24th May, 2017

WHITE HART B are now seven points clear at the top of Northfield & District League Division Four after a comfortable 154-124 home win over Weoley Castle B.

They had six winners – Neil Laxton 21-5, Sue Sugden 21-12, Anne Batchelor 21-14 and 21-17 cards for Sheila Humphreys, Gary Bennett and Gill Croft, who remains top of the division averages.

The A team struggled at Hall Green A in Division Two, only having one winner in Mike Estell 21-15, although Norman Batchelor only lost by a single shot in a 162-112 defeat.

They now occupy third position, just one point outside the promotion places.

In Heart of England League Division One, White Hart A were soundly beaten at Woodbourne A and could not rescue any points from the tie.

Captain Matt Higgins (17) came closest to a win, with other double-figure scores from Ken Brown, Kirk Wright Mick Perrins and Paul Matthews.

The B team now lead Division Four by nine points from Henley B following an easy 157-103 win over local rivals Alcester B. The Redditch team had six winning cards from Dave Edwards and Tony Buckley (both 21-4), Rob Faulks 21-11, Gary Bennett 21-14, Anne Batchelor 21-18 and captain Norman Batchelor 21-10.

In the Over 60s Cup first round White Hart A progressed to round two by easily accounting for Ye Olde Knowle B 122-79.

On a slow surface, Hart began well with wins from Stephen Turner 21-9, Ian Humphreys 21-16 and Norman Batchelor 21-11. This meant the Redditch club had a 27-shot lead at the halfway stage.

Further victories for Graham Arnott 21-10 and Tom Hawkes 21-12 sealed the tie for them.

The B team booked their place in the second round of the Consolation Cup with a well earned 132-116 aggregate win over Co-op B after having to give their opponents a 30-shot start due to there being three divisions between the teams.

Kirk Wright halved their handicap deficit with a 21-6 win and the match was settled by wins for Mick Perrins 21-7, Ken Brown 21-9, Sheila Humphreys and Anne Batchelor 21-19.

In the SW Birmingham Over 60s League Division One, White Hart A recorded a hard fought narrow home victory over Hockley Heath B but the B team failed to take any points from their visit to Solihull RBL in Division Three.


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