In Division 1, the Soham team of Andreas Elia, Clive Woollard and Tony Everitt recorded an impressive victory over Ellesmere 1. Elia put Soham into an early lead by defeating Rob Boyce, with Jo Pettitt levelling the match with a five-set win over Everitt. Woollard put Soham back into the lead by defeating Aldo Galea and despite the best efforts of the Ellesmere team the remaining singles matches went in Soham’s favour. Ellesmere looked like they might salvage another point with Pettitt and Boyce going 2-1 ahead in the doubles against Elia and Woollard but Soham held their nerve to win both of the last two games 12-10 to secure the doubles and an overall 9-1 result. Ely 2 visited Impington 1 and started off with a bang when the Imps Aaron Self, previously unbeaten, went down in four sets to Andrew Maguire. Unfortunately for Ely, that was to be the only point on the board as the Imps raced through the rest of the evening with maximums for Harvey Dinkele and Pierre Barnard, although Dinkele’s game against Maguire featured a 19-21 score in the second leg. A hard-fought doubles ended with victory for Dinkele and Barnard over Maguire and Ashley Rowe. Apart from two slips from Peters Zivtins – against Kelvin Mitchell and Peter Moffatt – the Fulbourn 1 trio of Martin Spott, Stephen Trevanion and Zivtins sailed through their match at NCI. Spott and Trevanion added to their singles maximums by winning the doubles in three straight sets against Mitchell and Moffatt. The unfortunate Howard Morley was the only player not to log a point on the card.
Division 2 action saw Impington 3 put Ena Catlin into bat at number one and she responded by taking Ely 4’s Greg Ozog to five sets. Ena next played Rob Pownall and despite losing in three forced the second leg to 14-16. Her last singles was against Karen Byford who played well to win in three. Meanwhile, Jeff Catlin secured his maximum, claiming all games in three straight sets and Colin Adams added a further two beating Ozog and Byford in three but losing to Pownall in five before joining Jeff in the doubles to beat Ozog and Pownall three straight to give Imps 3 a 6-4 winning margin. Impington 2 achieved their first win of the season at Soham Comrades 4 thanks to a maximum from Tony Taylor. Taylor was supported by one each from Martin Dickson and Duncan Taylor over Janet Nicholls. Dickson and Duncan Taylor also took the doubles for Impington in a close four-setter against Mick Wells and Martin Logan to give the Imps the match by 6-4. Fulbourn 3 visited Ely 3 and took full advantage of a weakened Ely side to impose the whitewash. Only one game went beyond three sets – that won in four by Fulbourn’s Dave Roitman over Greg Ozog.
In Division 3, Ellesmere 3’s Simon Johnson scored a maximum against Soham Comrades 5 but apart from one more singles win from Nathan Johnson against Nicky Rule, they scored no more. Comrades gained their six points by way of two wins from Peter Diver, two from Chris Rule, one from Nicky Rule and then the doubles by Nicky Rule and Diver over Nathan Johnson and Jake Mingay. Adam Curry and Phil Emmerson scored two apiece for Haddenham but that was the sum total of their efforts when they visited Elsworth 2. Colin Fotland scored a maximum for Elsworth, supported by one each from Richard Smart and Jonathan Francis plus the doubles from Fotland and Smart to give them the match 6-4. A maximum by Ely 5’s Pedro Rocha along with two from Simon Bickers and one from Peter Salmon was enough for a 6-4 victory against visiting Countess, for whom Brian Mitchell and Steven Jugg took the doubles against Rocha and Salmon. Thomas Pizey scored a maximum, David Wiseman two and Annette Ginn two when Ellesmere 2 defeated Fulbourn 6 by 8-2. For Fulbourn, Alison Cooke beat David Wiseman in three and Tim Hands beat Ginn, also in three. Helen Clarke and Cooke pushed Pizey and Wiseman to four sets in the doubles.