WHITE Hart Bowls Club successfully defended the Huntingdon Bowls League First Division title.

WHITE Hart Bowls Club successfully defended the Huntingdon Bowls League Division One title.

The club finished a staggering 22.5 points ahead of their nearest challengers, Hemingford A.

Club captain Lindsay Swannell said: "Throughout the club this has been a great season. The ladies have finished third, which shows the progress they have made in just one season after they were reformed, our Men's B side have gained promotion to Division Two, and the First Division title was the icing on the cake for the outdoor season."

White Hart were also successful in national competition with Wayne Bailey and Tristan Morton lifting the EBA Dennis Mowers Pairs title at Worthing and many of the squad playing for the Huntingdonshire side in the Middleton Cup Final.

Swannell added: "We shouldn't forget the 2x4 team that came close to reaching the finals at Worthing as they tried to repeat their success of 2008."

Hemingford A took the runners-up slot in the top league with Eynesbury having to accept the wooden spoon.

In Division Two Buckden were runaway winners ahead of St Ives, with Ramsey adrift at the foot of the table.

In Division Three it was a mixed season for St Neots - their B side headed the table from White Hart B but the C side were relegated.

Division Four was the most closely-contested of the leagues with Eynesbury C winning the league by just a point from Papworth B.