Pat Glynn had a remarkable return to the Premier Division with a superb maximum for Smiths Wood A against Baeufort Sports B. The former Ireland international who was also a Bundesliga regular in the 1980’s, plays with a pen-holder style using a lethal mix of top spin and block. Alan Caffery was also unbeaten for Smiths in a 9-1 demolition. Colebridge Aces started their campaign with a 10-0 mauling of clubmates Colebridge Braves. Beaufort Sports A hammered Streetly A 8-2, with the consistent Jon Ludlow grabbing an impressive treble. Martin Round, Howard Knight and Clive Stretton gave newly promoted Sutton A a fine start, as they all picked up two singles in the 7-3 home success over Smiths Wood B. Alasdhair Broadbent was unbeaten for Smiths but received little support.
Hamstead C showed their potential in Division One, beating Smithereens A 9-1 thanks to hat-tricks by both Erroll Walker and Hammal Raval. Steve Taylor, the experienced counter hitter from Streetly B helped his side defeat Maypole A 7-3 with two singles victories. Dave Ameghino was a maximum man for West Midlands Police A at Smiths Wood C in a 7-3 scoreline for the visitors. Newcomer Parijat De was unbeaten for Bournville A in the home clash with Colebridge Chiefs, which his side won 6-4.
Kevin Flavell and Dave Whittingslow were both in superb form for Smithereens B in Division Two, as his side thrashed Smiths Wood D 8-2. Colebridge Dinosaurs and Quinborne A drew 5-5, while Streetly C crushed Colebridge Falcons 9-1, thanks to maximums from Mike Standen and Richard Parks.