League Week 14

Hamstead A look certain to retain the Premier Division title following a 6-4 defeat of nearest rivals Colebridge Aces.  Lester and Steve Bertie won two singles eaxh for Hamstead, with Andy Dixon also chipping in with a singles victory and combining with Steve Bertie for doubles success.  Amann Ubhi was unstoppable for Aces with a maximum, which puts him in the driving seat for the individual crown.  Hamstead B had a crushing 9-1 success over Smiths Wood A, thanks to trebles from both John Collymore and Mark Brookes.  The consistent Brookes included an 11-9 in the fifth success over Alan Caffery in his three wins. Beaufort Sports A dynamic duo Jon Ludlow and Jack Williamson were at it again in the 9-1 mauling of Smiths Wood C, as they gained hat-tricks, with Ludlow coming from two games down to beat Paul Hancox 11-9 in the decider.  Streetly A thumped doomed Smithereens A 10-0.

Rajinder Davsi and Amit Ubhi ensured Colebridge Braves stay in line for promotion in Division One, after an easy 8-2 triumph at Sandwell Unison.  Hamstead C brushed aside Sutton Coldfield B 10-0, while West Midlands Police A won 6-4 at Bournville A despite a superb maximum from Parijat De.  Maypole A and Sutton Coldfield A drew 5-5, with Sutton’s Jason Hadley the only unbeaten player, thanks to a magnificent 16-14 in the fifth effort over Ian Anson.  This kept Sutton unbeaten at the top. Sutton Coldfield C just edged Streetly B 6-4.

Mike Cooper was the star man for Sutton Coldfield D at Colebridge Falcons in Division Two, with his maximum ensuring his team a share of the spoils in a 5-5 scoreline.  Mike Evetts was back to his top-spinnig best for Colebridge Giants in an 8-2 blitzing of Quinborne A.  Mahroof Hussain was unbeaten for Colebridge Chiefs as they drew 5-5 with clubmates Colebridge Hawks.  Smithereens B kept in the promotion hunt following a 6-4 home success over Beaufort Sports C.  Leaders Colebridge Dinosaurs pipped Smiths Wood D 6-4, although Gordon Hodges picked up a classy treble for Smiths.

Martin Clayton gained a rare hat-trick for Bournville B in Division Three, as they beat Colebridge Lions 7-3. Maypole B slammed Sutton Coldfield F 9-1, with both Andy Rowland and Alison Stewart unbeaten. Paul Thomas picked up yet another treble for Ivy Leaf A at Walmley A, but his side had to settle for a 5-5 draw.  Streetly C had a comfortable 8-2 victory over Sutton E, with Richard Parks and Mike Standen both maximum men.  John Cox was outstanding for Colebridge Jaguars as they beat Colebridge Knaves 7-3. 

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