With no league action this week teams turned their attention to round one of the Borough Trophy.
Harborough A had a bad night going down to Corby Smash B 9-0.
The Corby trio of Tyler Hillery (+11), Andy Logan (+12) and Andy Frearson (+13) only lost three ends during the evening.
Burton Baptist B beat Kettering Town 6-3.
Baptist started the night in fine style winning the first four matches, two of which went the distance but where Kettering just fell short.
Kettering finally got on the board with Nigel Metcalfe (+1) beating Steve Smith (+14) deuce in the decider.
Then surprisingly youngster Harry Lade (+12) showed great consistency by beating the experienced John Fuller (SCR) 21-8, 21 -3.
Mike Hawes (+8), making his first appearance of the season, then got the better of Steve Smith 17 and 19.
Corby Smash C beat Corby Lyveden Fields 6-3.
The first two matches were shared with wins for Mike Burrows (+14) over Kyle Murie (+3) 21-17, 21-19 and Chris Haynes (SCR) over Gabor Toth (+10) 21-17, 21-13.
The next four went the way of Smash with Brigitta Palinkas (+12) getting the better of Chris and Henry Arthur (+2).
Kyle just edged out Brigitta 21-18 in the decider.
Mike Burrows was the man of the match winning all three of his singles.
Corby Rothbury edged out Higham to win 5-4.
Richard Bashford (+1) played his part by getting a fine hat-trick, beating Adam Bendyk (+11) deuce in the decider - the only match that went the distance – along the way.
Nigel Hunt and Rob Warrander, both starting off 11, won two matches each against a struggling Andy Harrison (+3) and a rusty Mark Nannery (+2).
With the match all square at 4-4, Rob went on against Mark and came through 21-16, 21-15.
Rothborough A overcome Westfield A 5-3.
With both Roumen Stefanov and Steve Silk unavailable, Westfield had to call up Bogdan Capusa (SCR) from the B team.
It turned out that he was their best player on the night with two wins against both Helen (+11) and Martin Watts (12).
Sean Smith (+11) went one better for the hosts by picking up a great hat-trick without losing an end.
Westfield C beat Corby Smash A 6-3.
Steve Hobbs (+11) played the captain’s role by winning all three of his singles.
Smash had to call up Lewis Hillery (+14) at the eleventh hour and he did well to get the better of Jordan Wood (+13) in straight games.
However he couldn’t match that against Bhavika Mistry (+11) who beat him in two deuce games.
Jordan, making her Kettering League debut, beat Adam Wilson (+4) 21-15 in the decider.
Harborough D got the better of Burton Baptist D 7-2.
The experience of Vaughan Allington (SCR) saw him pick up his hat-trick, winning all matches in straight games
Burton put up a good fight on the night with wins from Dave Marks (+12) over Danny Verrall (+4) and Harrison Andrews (+12) beating David Coombs.
The holders Corby Smash D fought back from 4-1 down to overcome Harborough C 5-4.
There were some very tight matches that could have gone either way as both teams fought hard to get a result.
Smash prevailed thanks to wins from James Lock (+14) over Mark Pearson (+3) and Phil Dixon (+2) and Dom Ellington (+12) over Mark and Chris Parmar-Saville (SCR).
Chris Winter (SCR) got the better of Mark Pearson deuce in the third.
Corby Lakeview beat Rothborough C 5-4.
Lakeview fought from two games down and then 3-1 to lead 4 -3 when Stephen Woolston beat Sally Taylor 21-19 in the decider.
Anthony Yeomans won all of his three singles with Sally Taylor beating Keith McLaren
Cathy Fleming had a bad night losing all of her singles.
Westfield E had a close encounter coming through 5-4 against Rothborough B.
Alex Elsom will look back on the night and wonder how he lost all of his matches.
He lost deuce in the third against Gareth Lewis and 18 and deuce to both Lee Mordecai and Lauren Ainsworth.
Evie Elliott won two matches on the night just losing out to Lauren in another match involving two deuces.
Sidney Wright was the star player on the night winning all three singles including the final match decider 21-13, 21-14 against Lee.
Burton Baptist C beat Corby Smash F 7-2.
This was another match where experience told but it wasn’t all straightforward as seven of the ends went to deuce, but the Burton trio won six of those.
Reece Radford had a good night for Corby winning two of his three singles but just losing to Derek Muggleton 20-22, 20-22.
Corby Harrogate beat Old Village 7-2.
John Hunt (+4) and Nathan Dixon (+8) both got hat-tricks with the former winning all of his matches in straight sets.
Nathan had more of a stern test beating Richard Bryant (+8) 21-19, 21-19 and then Wendy Bradford (+8) 21-18 in the decider.
Sam Pedley could have also got a treble, but just fell short losing out to both Wendy and Richard deuce in the third.
Corby Smash E beat Rothborough D 8-1
Andy Parrott (+5) was the stand out player on the night winning all of his matches in straight sets.
This was closely followed by Pete Wilson (+7) but he had a struggle against Pete Rowbotham (+2) and Akbar (+12) winning both in third end deuce deciders.
Tom Reygan (+10) came in with a brace, just narrowly losing out to Pete.
Thrapston beat Westfield D 8-1.
This match on paper should have been closely contested with both teams going into the match first and second in Division One, but Thrapston only lost three ends on the night.
Virat Patel was called upon at the eleventh hour and came through winning all of his matches losing just one end to Scott Dixon.
Peter Briggs also won a double which included a third end deuce win against Duncan Brudenall.
Scott Dixon was Westfield’s only player to pick up a win by beating Nitin Patel 21-14 in the deciding end.
Corby Lincoln beat Corby Chesham 7-2.
The night started well for Chesham when Mia Solomon beat Ken Murie 21-18 in the decider.
The next three games went the way of Lincoln without dropping an end.
Next up was Mia and this time she got the better of Callum Donaldson, winning 21-17 in the deciding end.
With the match already over pride was at stake when the two unbeaten players, Mia and Ken Knott, came to the table in game nine and it was Ken who prevailed winning 21-19, 22-20.
Unfortunately due to injuries and work commitments Westfield B had to concede against Burton Baptist A.