Chronicle Report 5th Apr 2018
 

Division 1 leaders Bath Invaders B sealed promotion and moved a step nearer the title with a thumping 28-7 success at home to Yatton Keynell C, whose points were earned by Alasdair Hulbert (6) and Tony Payne. Martyn Millard top-scored for the leaders with a maximum, while Andy Boucher and Bryan Taylor both carded 8 points.

Fourth-placed Bear Flat A recorded a 24-17 victory away to Oldfield E. Andy Steady and Paul Green both registered the full 9 points for the visitors, whilst Pete Gibbs added three. Mike Newton led Oldfield’s reply with 6 points, and Brian Neathey and Greg Burridge accounted for 5 and 3 respectively.

In Division 2, Batheaston A look as though they will fall just short of the promotion places again despite a useful 25-15 home win against Oldfield F.  Dennis Townsend and Gary Sartain both collected 8 points for the hosts, with Pete Smith chalking up six. Lee Bailey was the star performer with a maximum for the away team, for whom Colin Dowding (3) and Ian Dagger (2) were also on the scoresheet.

Bear Flat B sit just behind Batheaston A in fourth place after a convincing 25-12 win away to Yatton Keynell D, as Gary Oaten and Trevor Floyd both returned home unbeaten on the night. Keith Gammon also gained 4 points for the visitors, while Jon Freeman (5) Bob Portlock (5) and Edward Lea picked up points for the home team.

Bath Invaders A crept closer to securing the runners-up spot in the Premier Division with a 21-15 home victory against Yatton Keynell A. Len Vowles and Julian Elsbury both claimed 7 points for the Invaders, and Ray Hall four. Ray Powell’s maximum was central to Yatton’s response, with Steve Richardson (3) and Shaun Eagles also contributing.

Bathford’s top two teams engaged in another close contest, with the A team eventually getting the better of a 21-18 score-line and gaining revenge for the B team’s success in the first half. Albert Bolhuis’ eight points was best for the A’s, for whom Phil Marshall (7) and Bruce Dearling (5) provided valuable support.  Leon and Josh Kashdan-Brown both carded 6 points for the B team in reply, with Steve Husbands adding a further three.

 

Results:

Premier Division

Bathford A 16 (A. Bolhuis 3, P. Marshall 7, B. Dearling 3, Dbls 3) Chippenham B 19 (S. Cooper 9, A. Feltham 1, A. Kearney 8, Dbls 1)

Bath Invaders A 21 (L. Vowles 7, J. Elsbury 7, R. Hall 4, Dbls 3) Yatton Keynell A 15 (R. Powell 9, S. Eagles 1, S. Richardson 3, Dbls 2)

Oldfield A 14 (C. Davis 9, M. Ramakrishna 4, Dbls 1) Chippenham B 23 (A. Kearney 8, S. Cooper 8, A. Feltham 4, Dbls 3)

Bathford A 21 (B. Dearling 5, A. Bolhuis 8, P. Marshall 7, Dbls 1) Bathford B 18 (S. Husbands 3, L. Kashdan-Brown 6, Josh Kashdan-Brown 6, Dbls 3)

 

 

Division 1

Bathford C 16 (W. Avery 7, G. Avery 1, C. Thomas 6, Dbls 2) Yatton Keynell B 23 (R. Terrell 5, A. Purkiss 9, A. Hulbert 6, Dbls 3)

Yatton Keynell C 20 (M. Wilkins 4, T. Payne 6, A. Hulbert 9, Dbls 1) Mayfield 18 (D. Galley 7, N. Woolley 6, R. Morris 2, Dbls 3)

Chippenham C 28 (B. Baldwin 9, P. Vincent 7, J. Clifford 9, Dbls 3) Mayfield 7 (D. Galley 6, N. Woolley 0, S. Tanner 1, Dbls 0)

Bath Invaders B 28 (A. Boucher 8, B. Taylor 8, M. Millard 9, Dbls 3) Yatton Keynell C 7 (A. Hulbert 6, T. Payne 1, M. Wilkins 0, Dbls 0)

Bathford C 11 (C. Thomas 8, G. Avery 2, Dbls 1) Ensleigh A 26 (I. Clark 8, P. Zhang 9, M. Clare 6, Dbls 3)

Key Centre A 26 (K. Milsom 7, B. Pollard 9, G. Harbour 7, Dbls 3) Key Centre B 8 (M. Tanner 6, S. Ruse 1, M. Timpson 1, Dbls 0)

Yatton Keynell B 30 (A. Purkiss 9, J. Dukes 9, A. Dawes 9, Dbls 3) Radstock B 8 (D. Gamlin 2, W. Button 6, M. Bennetts 0, Dbls 0)

Oldfield E 15 (G. Burridge 3, B. Neathey 5, M. Newton 6, Dbls 1) Bear Flat A 24 (P. Gibbs 3, A. Steady 9, P. Green 9, Dbls 3)

 

 

Division 2

Bathford E 2 (E. Holding 2, T. Parr 0, Dbls 0) Bathford D 30 (Ju. Kashdan-Brown 9, R. Cole 9, R. Wickham 9, Dbls 3)

Chippenham D 19 (J. Wheeler 9, S. Rodda 7, Dbls 3) Ensleigh B 14 (N. Pedley 6, D. Turner 3, R. Smith 5, Dbls 0)

Batheaston A 25 (D. Townsend 8, G. Sartain 8, P. Smith 6, Dbls 3) Oldfield F 15 (L. Bailey 9, I. Dagger 2, C. Dowding 3, Dbls 1)

Radstock C 25 (J. Hier 5, P. Crocker 9, S. Young 9, Dbls 2) Batheaston B 12 (N. Thomas 3, M. Henry 1, C. Sharpe 5, Dbls 3)

Yatton Keynell D 12 (J. Freeman 5, R. Portlock 5, E. Lea 1, Dbls 1) Bear Flat B 25 (G. Oaten 9, K. Gammon 4, T. Floyd 9, Dbls 3)
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