Just one match postponement affected Division Three, with Middlesex and Montgomery and Radnor’s match playing this upcoming weekend.
Breconshire travelled west to Pembrokeshire and delivered the heaviest defeat in the National League as they emerged 24-12 winners. Not much separated the two men’s sides, with the Men’s B ending in a 6-all draw and Breconshire’s Men’s A winning the last three matches for a 7-5 win.
The damage was caused by Breconshire’s women’s side, winning 11 games from 12, which included a 6-0 win for the Women’s B. Breconshire’s Sharon Hill had the highest women’s average of the fixture (19.78), whilst top honours in the Mens went the way of Pembrokeshire’s Steve Alker (pictured), who’s 31.81 was highest both of the match and across the entire division.
It was a local derby as Shropshire faced Salopian in their opening match. The fixture was tied at 3-3 after the Women’s B match, before Salopian just took the initiative going into day two with a 7-5 win for the Men’s B.
Sunday’s Women’s A saw Salopian extend their lead courtesy of a 5-1 victory, with the standout average coming from Sarah Roberts (20.59). Salopian’s Men’s A replicated Saturday’s result with a 7-5 win to ensure the visitor’s won 22-14 overall. Shropshire’s Richard Parker’s 29.27 was the highest Men’s average of the fixture.
The final fixture of the weekend went the way of Northumberland as they registered a 20-16 win over the Wirral.
A confident start from Northumberland’s Women’s B who won 4-2 was countered by a 7-5 win for the Wirral’s Men’s B. With the overnight result tied at 9-9, Northumberland’s Women’s A forged ahead with a 5-1 win, with Northumberland’s Phonsawan Willis hitting the highest Women’s average of Division Three (22.10). The Wirral’s Mark Patmore’s 27.57 average was the highest of the match, but the 6-all draw wasn’t enough for the visitors and the victory was secured by Northumberland overall.