The Quiet Man returns

Gone are the colourful expletives and shouting and bawling between errors,Now undistracted by the Stick Men on the other side of the curtain we last night witnessed the calm and controlled model on display last night.Graham Green eased the gloom surrounding Basement club Community B with a fine maximum against Blades C beating Colin Jones,Mother Teresa and Much improved Robert Pelc .Ably backed up by Paul Newton and John Callcut with two each.This victory moves them four points ahead of Crawley Sports with all to play for.

With some clever juggling that sly old fox ODS gave his stragglers a fighting chance of avoiding the drop,the E team had a narrow win over Horsham A 5-4,Bonzo got two as did Gerry Pugh including a fine win over keigo Burnham.Adam Daley made plenty of noise which resulted in just one win over Chris Vincent 9 in the fifth.Digger and Keigo won two each.

The D team had a tough looking fixture against their A side consisting of Richard Carden ,Adam Todd and making a surprise debut Alice Hazell.Kate Cheer had a fine win over Richard,ODS pushed Richard and Adam to fiveAnd Alice lost to Dave,Kate and JC,Four priceless points for the D team.

Barty won three and Phil Smith limbered up for a return to county duty at the weekend with two wins and Musa one to give Foresters C a 6-3 win over their B side of Lewis Mayhew,Mike Robinson and Prakash.

John Robinson had a fine win over Martin Gunn and also beat Isabelle Joubeilly in three but that was the extent of Crawley Sports success as they slumped to the foot of the table with ten defeats.Josh Bennett won three,Isabelle and Martin two each.Blades A 7-2 .

In one of the best matches of the season that was a pleasure to umpire Paul Carter saved matchpoints in the fourth to prevail against Adam Laws 11-8 in the fifth.A very high standard of play throughout in a match that could have gone either way.Paul completed an impressive maximum with a tough five setter versus Marc Burman and a trouncing of Rory Scott.Barrie Gilbert defeated Rory in five but was hammered by Marc and Adam who are both brilliant against chop.Spinners won 5-4 to stay joint top.

Oliver Maric Murray continues to impress this time collecting his sides only two wins and highly impressive ones at that over Rose Rainton and deuce in the fifth against Top Catt.Strong players Steve Pound and Michael Bridger failed to trouble the scorers.Blades B 7-2 over the D side.

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