2012-13 Week 8
Former Birmingham and Warwickshire champion Radek Mlynarczyk was in unstoppable form for Hamstead A in their exciting 6-4 defeat of Premier Division leaders Beaufort Sports A.  Hamstead were 4-1 down but Mlynarczyk included a victory over individual leader Jack Williamson amongst his victims and led his side to victory. Colebridge Aces inflicted a 7-3 defeat on Hamstead B as Amann Ubhi gained another maximum.  Ian Ferguson made a rare appearance for Aces winning two singles, although he was just edged out 13-11 in the fifth by rising star Liam Farmer.  Ryan Fellows of Streetly A was another maximum man in this section against Smiths Wood A, in a match that his side won 6-4.  Alan Caffery and Parmender Singh were involved in the top match which Caffery of Smiths just edged 12-10 in the decider.
 
Bournville A just pipped Beaufort C 6-4 in Division One courtesy of a Bhavesh Amlani treble.  Smiths Wood B beat Streetly B 6-4 despite a Steve Taylor hat-trick.  Faizal Ali and Jack Styring won two each for Smiths, with the latter just losing out to Taylor 12-10 in the fifth.  Richard Parks of Streetly C was another unbeaten player to see his side lose.  He beat Trevor Davies, Martin Rounf and George Webb all in five games in an excellent display.  Veteran Pat McCabe picked up a maximum for Bournville B in a 6-4 away success at Sutton Coldfield B.
 
Colebridge Eagles remain perched high in the Division Two table after a 7-3 triumph over clubmates Colebridge Falcons.  Mahroof Hussain for Falcons clipped the wings of Bernard Oliver, Mike Evetts and John Swinburne however, beating Oliver 12-10 in the decider.  Backhand specialist Brian Morris hit a rich vein of form for leaders Colebridge Dinosaurs in an exciting 6-4 win over Colebridge Chiefs in a top of the table clash.  Sam Henderson of Chiefs beat the experienced Dan Ranford to confirm his rich potential.  Smithereens had both Kevin Flavell and Dave Whittingslow unbeaten in their 8-2 thumping of Colebridge Hawks.  Martin George continued his impressive form for Bournville C at Colebridge Giants, wuith the home side toppled 8-2.
 
Smiths Wood C overcame Jacombs A by a 7-3 margin thanks to a Dave Smye hat-trick in Division Three.  Ivy Leaf A stay top following a 10-0 demolition of Streetly D.
 
Quinborne gained a 6-4 away success at Bournville F in Division Four although Pete Haslam had a max for the losers including a tense 12-10 in the fifth win over Ming Sung.  Tony Sheldon had a smart treble for Bournville E at Colebridge Jaguars in a comfortable 8-2 victory for his side.  Ken Lancaster, the Grandfather of the league at the age of 82, produced a stunning maximum for Sutton Coldfield F in their 8-2 mauling of Walmley B.  Ken is still a regular for Birmingham in the veteran section of the Midland League.  Walmley reserve Ashley Stokes picked up his sides two successes against Roy Astle and Gerald Billington.
 
Jamie Fellows and Todd Marshall were both unbeaten for Colebridge Knaves in a 9-1 trouncing of Ivy Leaf B in Division Five, while West Midlands Fire also had two max men in Mike Jervis and Ian Nash in a 7-3 win at Sutton Coldfield G. 
Author: via Birmingham & District Table Tennis Association
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