Kettering Town 1 Fuller (SCR) 1 Metcalfe (2) 0 Hawes (4) 0 v Rothborough Arrows 5 H Watts (10) 2 M Watts (12) 2 Smith (12) 1

Corby Smash ‘D’ 3 Cochrane (10) 0 Winter (14) 2 Clarke (10) 2 v Thrapston Kites 6 Briggs (0) 2 Williams (0) 2 Judd (4) 2

Corby Smash ‘B’ 5 S Wilson (0) 2 A Wilson (0) 3 v Rothborough Dakotas 4 Fleming (12) 0 Yeomans (13) 1 Taylor (14) 0

Westfield ‘E’ 4 Wright (10) 2 Elliott (11) 1 Grigg ( 14) 1 v Harborough ‘B’ 5 Burnham (0) 3 Crook (0) 2

Old Village 3 Burrows (8) 1 Tyler ( 9) 2 Bryant ( 11) 0 v Thrapston Eagles 6 Stockley (0) 2 Warliker (1) 1 Donaldson (2) 2

Corby Smash ‘A’ 6 West (0) 3 Wilson (0) 3 Ainsworth (7) 0 v Burton Baptist ‘C’ 3 Agg (13) 1 Muggleton (13) Marshall (14)


Kettering Town, with probably one eye on the premier league title, were well beaten by Rothborough Arrows. Mike Hawes is struggling to find some consistent form due to work commitments this season losing all his matches close in the 3rd end. John Fuller ran Helen Watts close before losing out 18 in the decider. John then made amends by winning Kettering’s solitary point by beating the inform Sean Smith two deuces. Martin Watts made good use of the handicaps by getting the better of Nigel Metcalfe 18th in the 3rd.

Thrapston Kites overcame Corby Smash ‘D’ the experience of Peter Briggs started the night off by narrowly edging out Alex 21 in the decider. Chris Winter who has only played in a couple of league matches this season had good wins over Stewart and Geoff. He, however, just fell short of gaining an excellent hat trick losing out to Peter 18 in the 3rd. Over the night five of the games went to deuce in the deciding end but Kites managed to win four of them. Gareth Clarke had a creditable win over Peter.

Corby Smash ‘B’ were only able to field two players but the ever improving Sam and Adam Wilson came through in style beating good cup opponents Dakotas. Even though Smash won the match Dakotas could still count themselves a little unlucky by losing eight deuce ends on the night.

Harborough ‘B’, also fielding two players, managed to get the better of Westfield ‘E’. Liam and Steve were determined to win this match and got revenge for losing to the same team in last seasons points cup semi - finals. The Westfield girls are

improving week on week. Sidney got their only win beating Steve nine in the decider.

Thrapston Eagles, who are struggling in the league, are proving to be a tough team to crack in the cups. They had a very hard match in prospect against Old Village but came through. The first two games were shared firstly with Mike having an excellent win over Ian 19 in the decider before Chris levelled by edging out Richard two deuces. Beth put Old Village back in front with a straight games win over Mark both to 14. Later on Beth had another good win over Chris but just fell short losing out to Ian 23 in the decider.

Corby Smash ‘A’ could be the team to avoid in the next round, with both Colin and Tony turning out Burton Baptist ‘C’ were always going to be up against it. Mike was Corby’s third player, however he had a bad night losing all his games two straight. Colin and Tony had a fairly comfortable night winning all their games without dropping an end.

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