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Crofton Bowling Club

Men's P&D League Division 2

Men's P&D League Division 2 Table, as at 04 August 2018

Team Pl W T L RW RT Shot Diff Points

Cowplain (P)

16

12

4

46

507.50

188

Portsmouth Water

16

12

4

38

2

155

174

Milton Park

17

10

7

42

5

196 + a few

169

Gosport

16

10

1

5

33

5

117.25

151

Denmead

16

9

7

35

2

114

144

Naismith

16

8

8

26

8

-42

124

Star & Crescent

16

8

1

7

25

5

-106

123

Crofton

17

6

11

24

5

-284.50 - a few

101

Purbrook Heath

16

3

13

24

2

-267.50

74

Hayling Island (R)

16

2

14

12

4

-389.75

44

Following promotion at the end of 2017, Crofton are in Division 2 for 2018 - for only the second time in Crofton's history.

The table above is as at 04 Aug 2018, plus the Milton Pk v Crofton result.

At season-end after each team has played 18 matches, two teams will be promoted and two will be relegated.

At the top, where matters don't really concern us, Cowplain (on 188 points, and with max 220 available) are now sure of promotion. Only Portsmouth Water (14 points behind) can deny them also being crowned Division Champions. Contenders for the remaining promotion slot are:

  • Portsmouth Water, on 174 points and max 206 available from their final two matches at home to Naismith then home to Milton Park. 12 points in total from these two matches would secure promotion.
  • Milton Park, on 169 points and max 185 available from their final match at Portsmouth Water
  • Gosport, on 151 points, with max 183 available from their final two matches at Purbrook Heath and home to promoted Cowplain, still have an outside chance

At the foot of the table, Hayling Island are relegated. For the second relegation slot, it's now a straight contest between Crofton and Purbrook Heath.

  • Crofton have 101 points
    • Crofton's one remaining match is the potential decider at Purbrook Heath scheduled for Friday 17 Aug (start time 17:30 or earlier)
      • currently 27 points ahead of Purbrook Heath having played one more match
      • In Purbrook Heath's penultimate match at home to promotion-chasing Gosport, Purbrook Heath failing to have gained at least 11 points would ensure Crofton's survival in Div 2, and Purbrook Heath's relegation to Div 3 
  • Purbrook Heath have 74 points, with max 106 available
    • two remaining matches are at home, playing promotion-chasing Gosport, then the potential decider of their game against Crofton
      • currently 27 points behind Crofton, with their game in hand at home to Gosport being played Mon 13 Aug
      • Purbrook Heath need to have taken at least 11 points from their penultimate match at home to Gosport to stay in the contest.
      • Even then, with, say, exactly 11 points over Crofton secured and the teams 16 points apart, such a situation would still require Purbrook Heath to take all 16 points from the final match at home to Crofton to send Crofton down.

Team Captain's contact information is here.

Away Travel information is here.

2018 A-Team P&D League Division 2 - Fixtures & Results (Crofton scores first) - under construction

Date Opponent Venue Capt Shots Rinks Points Remarks

Mon 30 Apr

Milton Park

H

Ian Knowlton

51-100

1

2

17:45 start

Fri 04 May

Naismith

A

Ian Knowlton

62-85

1.5

3

Fri 11 May

Gosport

H

Ian Knowlton

62-106

0.5

1

Fri 18 May

Denmead

A

Ian Knowlton

51-90

0

Fri 25 May

Hayling Is

H

Ian Knowlton

65-80

2

2

Fri 01 Jun

Star & Crescent

A

Bob Bunce

80-69

3

14

Well done to all; we secured our first win!

Fri 08 Jun

Cowplain

H

Bob Bunce

75-73

3

14

..and the next one. On a roll..

Fri 15 Jun

Purbrook Heath

H

Bob Bunce

76-69

3

14

was originally 'away'

Mon 18 Jun

Portsmouth Water

H

Bob Bunce

78-83

1.5

3

..and back to earth

Fri 22 Jun

Naismith

H

Bob Bunce

83-78

2

12

Another good result

Fri 29 Jun

Gosport

A

Bob Bunce

56-111

0

Grass surface

Fri 06 Jul

Denmead

H

Bob Bunce

78-80

2

4

This match was ours for the taking; it was so annoying to lose by just 2 shots

Fri 13 Jul

Hayling Is

A

Bob Bunce

92-70

4

16

A good result but we are still third from bottom, we need to keep accumulating points to avoid relegation; our shot difference is improving

Fri 20 Jul

Star & Crescent

H

Bob Bunce

87-55

2 + 2/2

14

14-point double over Star;  well done to everyone

Fri 27 Jul

Cowplain

A

Bob Bunce

56-127

0

Artificial surface

Fri 03 Aug

Portsmouth Water

A

Bob Bunce

41.5 - 102

0

17:45 start - also see specific travel guidance. Match rescheduled from 27 Apr

Mon 13 Aug

Milton Park

A

Bob Bunce

lost by a few

1

2

17:30 start

Fri 17 Aug

Purbrook Heath

A

Bob Bunce

17:30 (or earlier) start; was originally 'home'; rescheduled from 10 Aug

The Portsmouth & District Bowling Association website has the official League Tables and Fixtures/Results

Team selections from 2018 squad shown below:

Note that the document is password-protected. Members requesting a password reminder should contact the Assistant Club Secretary.