Scott Prime continued his unbeaten return to the sport with another impressive treble for Smiths Wood A in the Premier Division. His victims this time were Baz Barrett, Hemal Raval and Raj Singh of Hamstead B. Michael Browne responded to the return of the ‘Golden Boy’ with a maximum as Smiths swept to an 8-2 victory. Hamstead A stay top after a comfortable 8-2 success over Smiths Wood B. Steve Robinson continued his fabulous season with another hat-trick while Steve Bertie, another returning player after a season absence, also produced a max. Ed Lynn, Ben Willson and Sam Henderzon powered Colebridge Aces to a 10-0 thrashing of Sutton Coldfield A. Willson just repelled the whirlwind attack of Clive Stretton by a 12-10 margin in the fifth. Colebridge Braves edged Bournville A 6-4 courtesy of an Amit Ubhi maximum. Beaufort Sports B beat strugglers Hamstead C 7-3 with a smart treble from Jody Bevington keeping his side in mid-table. James Rudge led Streetly A to a 6-4 away win at Beaufort Sports A and enjoyed fine support from Gbemi Okunribido and Jason Hadley.
Bournville B got the better of Streetly C by a 7-3 margin in Divison One with a maximum from John Harrison and two singles from Rob Watts. Smithereens demolished Bournville C 9-1 as Jeff Parkes and Martin Rollason were both unbeaten. Streetly B thumped Colebridge Eagles 8-2 as Richard Parkes and Terry Cooper were max men.
Roger Ellerington was the star for Smiths Wood C in their narrow 6-4 success over Bournville D in Division Two. Colebridge Hawks inflicted the same score on Colebridge Falcons after being 4-3 down. Micky Welsh beat Frank Cotter and Chris Welsh and John Cox got the better of Tim Fell and Jamie Fellows respectively to win the last three sets. Dynamic duo Paul Thomas and Barry Clarke of Ivy Leaf A swept to trebles in the easy 9-1 home win over Sutton Coldfield E. Colebridge Giants stood tall at Sutton Coldfield D as Mark Hadley and co recorded a 7-3 victory. Dave Linz of Jacombs A had his Walmley A opponents mesmerised by his intricate mix of spins as he had a max, although his side were beaten 6-4. Chris Hall of Walmley rolled back the years to clinch the win via success over Barry Sullivan.
A Dave Lyne maximum enabled Bournville B to beat Walmley B 7-3 in Division Three. Ming Sung and Dave Freeman were both unbeaten for Quinborne as they edged Sutton Coldfield F 6-4. Freeman beat Bob Graham 11-9 in the fifth in the match of the night. Smiths Wood D had a Dave Lewis max to thank for a 7-3 triumph over Walmley C. Streetly C and Beaufort Sports C drew 5-5, with Dave Collins of Streetly and Alan Thompson and Andrew Coupe of Sports all having two wins. Colebridge Knaves pipped Bournville F 6-4.
Derek Palser of Ivy Leaf B was the only unbeaten player in the 5-5 draw with Streetly E.