Gt Horkesley A made a good start to defending their Pemier League crown with a 10-0 win over newly promoted Pegasus A. Pegasus were without Ian Whiteside and suffered a whitewash despite a sterling effort from Braintree veteran Duncan Elloy. Having taken the first to sets against Paul Broxton an upset was on the cards but the Ipswich player, who lost only once last season came back to win with a little help from Eloy's service errors. Richard Goodhand and new boy Richard Hutchinson completed the rout.
It was a good week for the Rowhedge club with both A and C teams recording victories. John Andrews and David Moss showed they still have their mojo both recording maximums as another promoted team, University of Essex were defeated 8-2. There were promising debuts for Vu Tran and Ker-Wei Chien who both beat Adam Douch in five ends.
H20 Rowhedge C started well at St James A winning 7-3 with Gary Young stepping up with a fine treble. Among his victims was James Denyer in four ends but the Clacton youngster did get the better from his encounter with Jermaine Fearon three straight. With Super- Vet Alan Burgess weighing in with one win as did Felipe Rodriguez who beat Burgess.
Both Tollgate teams were out of action with their B team postponing their fixture with H20 Rowhedge B.
Tollgate A will start their season at H20 Rowhedge C with the mouth watering prospect of eight times Colchester Men's Singles champion Rik James making his return to the top flight after an absence of nearly ten years. He could face the likes of Andy Warner and Tollgate debutant Andy Dosher who has been absent from Colchester even longer! Worth a watch if you are free on Thursday night at the Rowhedge Village Hall!