ALCESTER recorded their first win of the season in the Northfield League Division Two as they saw off West Warwicks by a 47-shot margin.

Two brilliant winning cards from Renny Bannister and Ken Harvey (both 21-4), backed up with successes for Mike Dempsey (21-13), Jean Bannister (21-15), John Alderson (21-16) and Trish Barry (21-19) clinched an 8-2 victory.

In the Yardley Wood League Division Two, Alcester A lost to Ye Olde Knowle by 14 shots, despite winning cards for Dave Hovell (21-13), Bannister (21-18) and Ken Harvey (21-19).

In the Heart of England League, Alcester B travelled the short distance to near neighbours Henley B and won handsomely by 51 shots.

This was achieved with winning cards from Val McDermott and David Whittington (both 21-10), Barry and Ken Craddock (both 21-13), Margaret D’Elia and Jean Sherrington (both 21-14) and David Hodgson (21-17).

Alcester B edged out Bournville Sports B in the Over-60s Division Six. Barry (21-14), Christine Anderson, Red Masterson and John Willis (all 21-19) were all victorious.