Netball round-up and Charity Tournament action

Wyvern Grangers Hurricanes were beaten in the final as the Bedford & District Netball Junior League season culminated with its Charity Tournament.

Eleven High Five teams competed against each other and helped to raise funds for Keech Cottage Children’s Hospice in the process.

Following the morning rounds the teams regrouped to play off for final positions.

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After some very close matches, with two teams achieving the same points in the top group, Shefford Seekers and Wyvern Grangers Hurricanes emerged top of the section and progressed through to the final.

Shefford led 6-2 at half time and, although Hurricanes emerged with renewed energy, Shefford were quick to convert their goals and never looked back as they triumphed 12-3.

The Year 7&8 versatility tournament saw teams handicapped according to their final league placings.

The players changed positions at each break and, after eight games during the morning, Westoning Warriors beat Westoning Thunder 9-5 in their semi-final, while Maulden Wildcats edged past Priory Panthers 7-6.

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In a nail-biting final Westoning led 5-3 at half time, but Maulden fought back in the second half to tie the game at 6-6 at full time.

Extra-time couldn’t separate the teams and the final went to the golden goal and, after a number of turnovers by both teams, a Maulden shooter netted the winning goal.

Bedford & District League

Last Week’s Results

Premier Division: Ampthill Aztecs 27 1st Choice Recruitment 39; L&B Ladies 31 Red Arrows 50; Wyvern-Grangrs Flames 45 Bedford Hawks 46; Team T&S 23 Wyvern-Grangers Blaze 41.

Division One: Quip Ladies 17 Cranfield Comets 50; Bedfordshire Police 26 Chiltern Flames 47; Kestrels 25 Westoning Phoenix 47; Baldock Crusaders 59 A Line Flyers 26; Wyvern-Grangers Fusion 25 Jewels-Onyx 33.

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Division Two: Embassy 44 Ampthill Azure 45; Ivel Ladies 31 Riches Skips 36; Caldecote 44 Bedford Pumas 33; Cranfield Tigers 35 Chiltern Jets 0; Cranfield Eagles 69 Storm 13.

Division Three: Gamlingay Jets 62 Wilstead 30; Angels 29 Cranfield Cobras 42; Cranfield Lions 45 Flitwick Colts 35; Cranfield Jets 25 RK Harrison Ladies 29; Colworth Cats 35 Morestaff 0.

Division Four: Flitton Flames 18 Bromham Bombers 19; Pandas 35 Absolute Emeralds 0; Kings Arms Ladies 41 Maulden Robins 23; Westoning Diamonds 53 Christians in Sport 13.

Division Five: Bedford Diamonds 31 Hornets 47; Spirit 58 Maulden Tigers 14; Flitton Thunder 41 Back to Basics 18; Oakley Diamonds 20 Bedford Meteors 32; Pacemakers 26 Oakley Wanderers 34.

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