The quarter finals of the Advertiser Cup saw a close encounter between Hanson Jaguars (Div 1) and Hanson Pidgeons (Div 2), which resulted in a 5 – 3 win for Jaguars. Jaguars had to give away 13-16 points per game, so thanks to some dogged play by Graham Audin and Brian Fox, who won two each, this swung the match their way. Trevor Whitelock (Jaguars) who had the highest handicap, only just managed to defeat young Nathan Shears 21-17, 15-21, 21-20. Adam Shears (Pidgeons) played exceptionally well on the night to record two wins, with Simon Przeklasa getting one.
Hanson Hawks just overcame Hanson Falcons 5 – 4 in this Division 2 contest, where they had to give away between six and fifteen points per game. Adam Lockington and Ollie Raymond got two each for Hawks. Jason Cullip (Falcons) managed two with Sarah Medland and Val Fox adding one each. Val was a little unlucky when losing to Adam 9-21, 21-17, 21-20.
Another inter divisional clash gave Hanson Dolphins (Div 1) a good 6 – 3 win over 3Ds (Div 2). Dolphins were lucky in that they only had to give away 5-11 points per game. The star for Dolphins was Paul Ramond who won his three, ably supported with two from Dom Raymond and one from Rob Macey. Marie Dyke (3Ds) managed two wins with Nicky Downs getting one. This match was a lot closer than the score suggests as six of the nine sets went to three games. Paul just managed to win all his sets in three games, whilst poor Jessie Yi lost all her sets in three games.
We had another interesting contest between Division 2 leaders Hanson Panthers and Hanson A of Division 1, who were giving away 8-11 points per game. Thanks to three each from in-form players Steve Rollason and Peter Henderson, Hanson A recorded a 3 – 6 win. Dan Geary (Hanson A) had a bad night and lost to all three opponents, although only just, when going down 21-16, 19-21, 21-15 to Andy Farmer.
In Division 2, Test Valley A lost 1 – 30 to Hanson Hawks. Three each from Adam Lockington, Ollie Raymond and Ben Addington saw them win this contest very quickly with only one set managing to go to four games.