Congratulations to our Men who won the Basingstoke & District Fours League Division One Title!
This is the first time we have achieved this and they have had formidable opponents to contend with!!

On a rainy Sunday afternoon Alton Social played in the final of the Petersfield Cup against Stedham at Petersfield Bowling Club. The mixed team consisted of a Pair: Marc Gorman & Caroline Goodeve, a Triple: Sue Murray, Ken Ward & Alice Atwell, and a rink: Flo Ward, Bernie Murray, Kate Fyfield & Dave Atwell.
Alton Social started well and after nine ends were leading by 28 shots to 17. However the second half of the game became quite tense as Stedham fought back and it was a nail biting finish but Alton Social kept it together and won on all three rinks by 57 shots to 48.
Following the game we were presented with a trophy and a lovely meal prepared by our hosts.

Congratulations to the two Alton Social Ladies fours teams on winning the Bowls Hampshire Thornbery Trophy for the third time in the last fours years. One rink consisted of Lesley Johnson, Alice Atwell, Hazel Marke & Margaret Holden, and the second rink of  Sue Murray, Marjorie Rowledge, Caroline Goodeve & Brenda Plumpton. They beat Lee  on Solent in the semi finals. In the final they beat their old adversaries Atherley!!
Well done Ladies!

Congratulations to Lesley Johnson & Margaret Holden on becoming National Senior Pairs Champions!
On Sunday 6th August they came from behind to win 19-17 against a team from Lancashire. 
In the Monday morning session on the 7th August they had a 26-23 win against a team from Surrey and in the quarter finals on that afternoon they had a more comfortable win over a team from Cornwall, beating them 33 shots to 9.
The semi finals on Tuesday morning was resolved on an extra end by a one shot win of 21-20 over a strong Devon team and later that day they became National Champions by overcoming a team from Gloucestershire  with a 22 shots to 19 win.

This is the first time Lesley has played at Leamington, so this was quite an achievement for her. Margaret has often represented Alton Social at Leamington and its wonderful that they have both been crowned Champions!!!

We hope Margaret Holden together with Hazel Marke can also have a great run representing Hampshire in the Ladies Pairs Competition later in the event.