Steve Robinson collected a treble against the highly rated Smiths Wood A trio in the Premier Division. The attacking ace from high fliers Hamstead A edged former Birmingham and Warwickshire champion Michael Browne in five games, crushed Ireland international Pat Glynn and comfortably beat current Warwickshire champion Helen Turner. Hamstead enter a crucial stage of the title race in fine shape after this 6-4 victory and with a plethora of top class players to call on are the side to beat. Hamstead B demolished Colebridge Braves 9-1 thanks to Hemal Raval and Rajinder Singh hat-tricks. Streetly A and Hamstead C drew 5-5, with Hamstead’s Owen Malcolm the only unbeaten player, who was well supported by newcomer Kash Akhtar.
Beaufort Sports C have gone from the bottom to the top of Division One after a string of impressive victories. Michael Bree and Jody Bevington reeled off yet more maximums in the 9-1 mauling of Bournville B and with Di St Ledger also in the team Sports can look forward to top flight table tennis next season. Smiths Wood B snatched a 5-5 draw at Sutton Coldfield C courtesy of a hat-trick from Jack Styring who continued his impressive form. Mark Hale also won two singles for Smiths as did Andy Calloway for Sutton.
West Midlands Police improved their promotion prospects in Division Two with 7-3 wins over Smithereens and Colebridge Dinosuars. Dave Ameghino gained a treble against Smiths, while Dean Opbroek and Paul Ducros did likewise against Dinosaurs. The Dinosaurs were back to their best in the 9-1 extinction of Colebridge Hawks as powerful attacker Dan Ranford and Jim Connor were max men. Individual leader Martin George of Bournville B reeled off yet another hat-trick in the comfortable 8-2 success over Colebridge Falcons. Mahroof Hussain picked up two singles for Falcons. Colebridge Eagles kept up their good run with a 7-3 victory over Colebridge Giants, with Bernard Oliver notching another maximum.
Roger Ellerington gained a treble for Smiths Wood C in a narrow 6-4 win against Bournville D in Division Three. Ivy Leaf A swept aside Jacombs A 8-2, as the experienced duo of Paul Thomas and Barry Clarke proved unstoppable. Alan White and Derek Ellis Of Walmley A were in similar form in the 8-2 away win at Streetly D.
Beaufort Sports D beat Quinborne 7-3 thanks to unbeaten displays from Alan Thompson and Ron Fraser.
An Andy Meadows treble ensured a share of the spoils for Walmley B at Colebridge Jaguars in Division Four. Trebles from Tony Sheldon and Bruce Barrett helped Bournville E crush Sutton Coldfield F 8-2.
Sutton Coldfield G edged Jacombs B 6-4 in Division Five, with Janet Matthews and Mick Williams winning two each for Sutton as did Barry Sullivan of Jacombs. Streetly E were indebted to a Tony Badham maximum in their 6-4 success over Ivy Leaf B. Walmley C won a crucial encounter with West Midlands Fire by a 7-3 margin thanks to Chris Latham and Nick Matthews trebles. Youngsters Todd Marshall and Jamie Fellows were much too good for Boutnville G in a 9-1 thumping.