League Week 11

Kate Hughes and Helen Turner combined superbly for Birmingham against Mansfield in a 5-0 victory, in a Rose Bowl qualifying match.  Hughes, the current Birmingham and Warwickshire champion also had a magnificent win over England ranked Jane Vickers, during the defeat to Derby, but the city side have qualified for the final stages of the competition.

Jack Styring and Lee Holtham made it a double for Birmingham, as the junior boys side advanced in defence of the Carter Cup.

Nabil Khalfey combined with Steve and Lester Bertie. to enable Hamstead A, the leaders in the Premier Division, gain an easy 9-1 victory over Smithereens A.  Hamstead B also recorded a 9-1 success over Streetly A, which saw Carl Morgan and Steve Robinson unbeaten.  Jack Williamson was a maximum man for Beaufort Sports A against their B side in a 7-3 win,  Paul Leck and Karl Manning were both in superb form for Smiths Wood B in a 7-3 triumph over their C team.

John Ludford, the current Warwickshire O50 champion, showed his class as Sutton Coldfield C defeated Bournville A 6-4 in Division One,  Sutton Coldfield A continued their fine campaign as Jason Hadley and Trevor Davies gained hat-tricks in a 9-1 home win against rock bottom Sandwell Unison.  Rajinder Davsi led leaders Colebridge Braves to a 7-3 victory over Maypole A.

Division Two individual leader Mark Georgevic was again in inspired form for Colebridge Dinosaurs in an 8-2 mauling of Beaufort Sports C, which saw Jim Connor also unbeaten.  Three evenly fought matches saw Smiths Wood D beat Colebridge Chiefs 6-4, Smithereens B get the better of Colebridge Hawks by the same margin and Colebridge Giants draw 5-5 with Sutton Coldfield D.  Bernard Oliver was back to his best for Colebridge Falcons as they won 7-3 at Quinborne A.

Richard Parks was in top form for Streetly C as they edged Bournville B 6-4.  The reliable John Cox gained a maximum for Colebridge Jaguars in a 5-5 draw.  Sutton Coldfield E smashed Ivy Leaf A 8-2, as Clive Oakman and Andy Nicol ran riot.   Karl Oliver achieved a maximum for Colebridge Knaves. although his side went down 6-4 at Sutton Coldfield F.


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