Wildcats’ tails up after promotion

Wildcats. Back row, left to right: Amanda Murfit, Sasha Chamberlain, Charlotte Byng (capt), Gina Ingl. Front, l-r: Natasha Bullock, Kirsten Osgood, Nicola Sajeant. Missing from picture: Laura Murdoch, Bev Frampton, Paula Masters, Diane Walker and Julie Tizzard.
Wildcats. Back row, left to right: Amanda Murfit, Sasha Chamberlain, Charlotte Byng (capt), Gina Ingl. Front, l-r: Natasha Bullock, Kirsten Osgood, Nicola Sajeant. Missing from picture: Laura Murdoch, Bev Frampton, Paula Masters, Diane Walker and Julie Tizzard.
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The last games of the All-About Netball summer season served up a mixed bag of thrillers, thrashings and no-shows at Cams Hill School in Fareham.

Division two team Wildcats – already promoted following a successful A-team campaign – saw their season finale against Hughes and King called off at the last moment with their opponents struggling for players.

Captain Charlotte Byng will now ready her side for the challenge of competing in division one next term after her side were confirmed as runners-up.

Unbeaten division winners Netstars finished the season in victory against Cookies but it was close-run thing with a thrilling game ending 22-21 in their favour.

That was despite the best form of Cookies sharp-shooter Lisa Haines who was unerringly accurate.

Elsewhere, Knowle Hotshots beat Oceans 32-15.

Oceans’ Alex Hughes and Hotshots counterpart Ishea Hughes were named as players’ players of the game following impressive displays.

Fareham Lilac suffered a disappointing loss against local rivals Fareham Flyers 25-10.

Honor King stood out for Lilacs and intercepted some seemingly-impossible balls.

Claire Hewitt made a positive impact in the Flyers team.

In division three, Delme Diamonds – who are getting stronger as each game goes by – beat Portsmouth Pivotals 22-12.

Holly Spencer playing Goal Attack for Diamonds wasn’t letting many shots miss and Hayley Greenwood, centre for Pivotals, was doing her best to stop the ball getting that far down court with great defensive play.

Pivotals also had a rescheduled fixture against Allsorts, which ended in a 24-7 defeat.

Victor Stewart beat Cams Clutter 23-2, ensuring their promotion next season to division two.

Great shooting by Jess Bendy proved key as she enjoyed a good tussle with Clutters defender Hayley O’Connor.

Digits, sitting pretty in top spot and with too many points to be knocked off, suffered a rare narrow defeat to Cams Hill School 2 23-22.

Allsorts and Cams Confusion went goal for goal in the last three quarters ending with a 13-13 draw.

Sarah Clarke shone for Allsorts on the wing, as did Kirsty Hawkins, for Confusion.

Division one leaders Westowen hosted Warriors with all to play for.

A Westowen loss meant second place overall with Warriors taking the title and a win meant the title and Warriors ending up in third.

An entertaining and well-contested game ended with Westowen staying at the summit thanks to a hard-fought 38-26 win.

Swanmore Sirens had a game given to them when Bounties couldn’t fill a team leaving them as division runners-up.

Cams Chaos, however, had to work hard for their win, beating Tornadoes 20-8.

Becky Hinchley, for Chaos and Tornadoes’ Lisa Coppins-Brown for Tornadoes received players’ player awards.

Warriors beat Cams Commotion 38-14, despite Laura Barnes playing well in mid court for Commotion.