Senior League Week 13

Division 1

Lions B extended their lead at the top of the 1st Division to 7 points with a comfortable 7-3 win over the side at the bottom of the table, Lions C. Joshua Butler and Olly Langlois were in good form and each dispatched Liam Robilliard, Paul Hainsworth and Andre De Carteret in straight games. The duo also combined to win the doubles clash against Hainsworth and De Carteret in straight games. Each of the C side earned wins over Ryan Bichard on the night.

Lions A remain in 2nd position, however they are now just a single point ahead of the side that earned a 7-3 victory over them this week, Whistlers A. Garry Dodd retained his 100% singles record with comfortable straight game wins over the returning Ben Foss, Jez Powell and reserve Ian Le Page. Mark Pipet added straight game singles wins over Powell and Le Page and also combined with Dodd to pick-up the important doubles clash over the team of Powell and Foss in 5 games. Phil Hunkin also contributed for the victors courtesy of a 5 game win over Le Page in the final match of the evening.

Whistlers C remain a single point ahead of their B side in 4th after the clash between them ended in a 5-5 stalemate this week. Twins Joshua and Lawrence Stacey spearheaded the challenge for the C side and each picked up singles wins over Chloe Le Tissier and reserve Joseph Bourgaize. Crucially it was the C side's reserve of Ryan Gilson that picked up their 5th rubber via a surprise 4 game win over Le Tissier in the final encounter of the night. Alice Loveridge was influential for her side as picked up 5 game wins over Joshua and Lawrence in addition to overcoming Gilson in straight games. She also teamed with Le Tissier to win the doubles clash against the Stacey twins in 5 games. It was Bourgaize who picked up the other win where he comfortably beat Gilson in straight games.

Division 2

Lions F continue to lead the way on games difference from Lions D following completion of the second matches in the newly formed Division.

The F side were on top form and earned a mightily impressive 10-0 whitewash over the strong St Pauls A team. Jamie Ferbrache, Luke Bichard and Dan Collenette may have all beaten Chas Elliott, Maurice James and Trevor Bourgaize in singles action, however the whitewash result is no reflection on how hard fought the contest was. 4 of the 9 singles matches were won over the full 5 game distance and 2 of these were claimed by Ferbrache during his wins over Elliott and Bourgaize. Collenette also overcame Bourgaize in 5 and Bichard needed the distance to overcome Elliott. The doubles was another to go the distance and it was Bichard and Collenette that got the result over James and Bourgaize.

Lions D on the other hand had a very tight encounter with Whistlers G and managed to edge it 6-4. Martin Sarre was comfortable on the evening and earned straight game singles wins over Matthew Casey, Andy Lihou and Albert Unden. He also teamed with Ian Le Page to win the doubles match over Casey and Unden in straight games. Le Page himself added a crucial 5 game win over Unden in the match directly after the doubles and Gill overcame Lihou in 4.

Division 3

Ravenscroft Panthers B head the table after recording a comprehensive 9-1 win over their A side. Peter Vivian and Shaun Mosley won their singles matches over Ben Foote, Juliette Yeaman and reserve Billy Ogier. Steve Martin added wins over Foote and Yeaman, but he lost out to junior Ogier in 5 games. Mosley combined with Martin to win the doubles over Foote and Yeaman in 5 games

Division 4

Lions I remain 8 points clear after earning an 8-2 win over St Pauls B. Andy Ferbrache held onto his 100% singles record with wins over Brian Le Cras, Brandon Ferbrache and John Wills, however he needed to battle back from 2-0 down to come through against Wills. Sue Ferbrache also added 3 singles wins and Sophie Ferbrache picked up a hard fought 5 game win over Brandon having trailed 2-1. Sue and Sophie won the doubles against Wills and Le Cras in 4 games.

Division 5

Lions L remain 3 points clear at the top after they earned a narrow 6-4 win over Lions K. Graham Mallett beat Val Le Messurier and Di Le Page in singles action and Derek Cave beat Le Page and Val Guilbert. The duo combined to beat Guilbert and Le Messurier in a straight game doubles win. Janine Mallett added a crucial straight game singles win over Le Page to secure the win.

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