In Division 1, Roger Fensom and Peter Goatly both scored singles maximums and then combined to take the doubles to set Elsworth 1 well on their way to an 8-2 victory when they visited Comrades 1. Robin Wallis and Kin Choi Chan managed to beat Ray Allen but Bela Szabo left empty-handed. Peter Moffatt was the only NCI player to appear in the winners’ enclosure when they entertained Ely 1, going down by 2-8. Moffatt beat Patrick Mohan three straight and then featured in a surprise doubles win with Kelvin Mitchell over Liam and Kieran Mohan who had earlier scored singles maximums.
Division 2 action saw maximums from Fred Laband and Simon Bickers and then the doubles against David Wiseman and Harry Chennells sealing a 9-1 win when Ely 3 visited Ellesmere 2. Ellesmere’s David Wiseman saved the whitewash by beating Neil Weir in five sets. Another pair achieving singles maximums plus doubles success was Ashley Rowe and Neil Abram when Ely 2 hosted Fulbourn 4. They were assisted by Greg Ozog with a straight sets win over Nick Gatherer. For Fulbourn, David Lam took all his games to five sets but had only one win – that against Ozog. Daniel Hearne-Potton beat Ozog in three sets for Fulbourn’s only other point. The well-established Comrades 2 trio of Alan Chambers, Martyn Hagon and Martin Logan surprisingly found themselves 5-2 down against Impington 2 for whom Michael Klein scored three, Anne Chambers and Mike Johnston both scored two and Klein and Chambers scraped home in the doubles, 13-11 in the fifth leg, against Alan Chambers and Logan to seal an 8-2 victory. Three wins from Daniel Hearne-Potton and two each from brother Alexander and Nicholas Gatherer gave Fulbourn 4 the seven points when they entertained Countess. Daniel Mitchell (against Gatherer) and Steven Jugg over Alexander responded for Countess. They then took the doubles in five sets over the Hearne-Pottons.
In Division 3, Ely 4’s Simon Braschi beat both Nicky Rule and Melissa Rule but the rest of the games went to Comrades 3’s Rule family led by a maximum from father Chris Rule. Chris and Melissa rounded off the evening with a doubles success over Andrew Blake and David Haslam. Three singles from Tracey Sambrook, two from Ivan Stiff and one from Michel Scarff plus the doubles from Sambrook and Stiff put their seven points on the board when when Burwell visited Ellesmere 3. Ellesmere’s points came by way of two from Thomas Pizey and one from Jack England. Comrades 3 faced Haddenham 1 and wrapped up a 6-4 victory through two wins from Lito Jumilla and one each from Nicky Rule and Chris Rule, both over Paul Shepherd, and then a five-set doubles from Chris and Jumilla against Adam Curry and Mark Coles. Simon Braschi scored a maximum, David Haslam two and Karen Byford one when Ely 4 beat Comrades 4 by 7-3, their other point coming from a doubles win for Braschi and Haslam over Philip Gannon and Pete Claringbold. For Comrades, Claringbold beat Byford and Edward Garrett-Jones beat both Haslam and Byford. Maximums from Tracey Sambrook and Ivan Stiff plus one win from Michel Scarff gave Burwell their seven points against Fulbourn 5. Robert Powell and Adi Nori replied with one singles win each plus the doubles over Stiff and Scarff. Three singles for Joshua Curry, two for Adam Curry and also two for Joseph Holland put the seven points on the board when Haddenham 2 beat Fulbourn 5. Fulbourn replied through Matthew Gunton over Adam and Tim Hands over Holland followed by Robert Powell and Gunton over Joshua and Holland in the doubles.