2011-12 Week 5

Michael Browne grabbed a stunning maximum for Smiths Wood A against champions Hamstead A, in the Premier Division.  The attacking star hammered Steve Bertie and Nabil Khalfey without dropping a game, then edged Lester Bertie 11-5 in the decider after a pulsating encounter between two former Birmingham and Warwickshire champions.  Colebridge Aces continued their relentless title bid by mauling Smiths Wood B 10-0. Colebridge Braves are getting used to life in the top flight, with Amit Ubhi and Lee Holtham leading the way in a 9-1 scoreline over Streetly A.

Rob Watts led Maypole A to a 7-3 success over Smiths Wood C in Division One.  Sutton Coldfield B just edged out Colebridge Chiefs 6-4, courtesy of a Purdip Shoker treble, which included an 11-9 in the fifth win over the highly rated Pete Roddy.  England O60 international Ray Dixon was far too good for Streetly B as Victoria Park based Smithereens A stepped up their promotion bid with a 6-4 away win.  Steve Taylor picked up two singles for Streetly as he continued his comeback from injury after not playing during 2010/11.

Colebridge Dinosaurs beat Colebridge Eagles 7-3 in Division Two, with Steve Taylor grabbing another maximum, although John Swinburne took him to five games.  Defender Frank Cotter included a win over Dan Ranford in his hat-trick for Colebridge Falcons who soared to a 7-3 victory over Quinborne A.  Smithereens B beat Sutton Coldfield C 6-4 as Paul Adams and Dave Whittingslow won two singles each and paired up for a criucial doubles win. Micky Bere starred as Colebridge Giants walked tall at Smiths Wood D to record a 7-3 triumph.

Martin George of Bournville B was the only unbeaten player as his side drew 5-5 with Maypole B in Division Three. Sutton Coldfield E just got the better of Jacombs A by a 6-4 margin.  Derek Ellis of Walmley A is enjoying an excellent season and he recorded another maximum in the 5-5 draw with Colebridge Hawks.

Walmley B won 6-4 at Beaufort Sports D in Division Four, despite a maximum from Alan Thompson.  Bournville C and Colebridge Indians shared the spoils in a 5-5 scoreline.  Ron Fraser and Frank Mason were both unbeaten for West Midlands Police B as they forced their way to a thumping 8-2 success over Streetly D.

Sutton Coldfield G blitzed the youngsters from Colebridge Lions 10-0 in Division Five as Janet Matthews, Belle Halliwell and Mick Williams proved unstoppable.  Sam Henderson was a maximum man for Maypole C in their 6-4 away win at Ivy Leaf B.  Colebridge Jaguars sped to a 9-1 victory over Sutton G, with Stuart Corr and Paul Cockburn unbeaten. 

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