Mayhem reign in mixed battle
GBC Mayhem roared back into action in round three of the All About Mixed Netball League at Cams Hill School in Fareham last month.
Having received a bye in the previous round, they were keen to rack some points up and climb the table.
And they did just that, with a 34-9 triumph over Southampton-based ABPMer, who had earlier beaten Babcock Ballers.
Mayhem hit the ground running and took a 8-2 lead in the first quarter.
ABP came back strong in the second quarter, scoring more goals but Mayhem responded and pulled away again. At half-time the score was 16-8.
Mayhem continued to increase their advantage before the final whistle blew with the score 34-9 in their favour.
The umpire’s choices of the best player on each team went to men – George Swanwick, for Mayhem, and Dan Williams, of ABPMer.
Organiser Helen Keet said: ‘The lads in both teams were all noticeably more netball proficient.
‘The umpires have been asked to keep control of the game but allow a little leniency towards the lads until they find their netball legs and understand the rules.
‘Safety for all players comes first and enjoyment a close second, so it is important the lads are learning correctly about the sport.
‘And our fantastic umpires are really helping them to make this a first-class experience.’
On court two, Estee Elites took on the Walton’s and their 23-2 victory did not really reflect the game.
The fun-loving Walton’s just enjoy playing and had a great match.
John McPheat was named umpire’s player for Elite for the third game in a row.
Travelopia Thunder played St Johns, who have recruited some tall male players.
And the latter made a slow start as the new recruits settled in.
There was a lot of fun on court, with both teams exchanging some netball banter before Thunder claimed a 21-6 win.
If any teams want to join the league now or in the future they can contact [email protected]
Also this month there is a mixed tournament being held by the Gosport & Fareham Netball Association at Brune Park School on July 16.
Contact Kelly at [email protected] for more details.