Table toppers Higham suffered their first defeat of the season in the Premier Division against title holders Westfield A.

Yet another maximum without dropping an end from Andy Trott wasn't enough as the Westfield trio of Kevin Bird, Roumen Stefanov and Steve Silk produced a fine display to win 6-4.

They all ensured Higham's Richard Elliott had a rare blank night and only Richard Bashford could add to Trott's treble when he beat fellow left-hander Bird 3-0 in game four.

At 5-4 to Westfield the hosts would have fancied their chances of salvaging a draw having lost just one doubles match all season.

But Bird and Stefanov put in their best doubles performance of the season to win 14-12, 14-12, 6-11, 11-9 to take the spoils.

Kettering Town sit in third place behind Higham and Westfield A after a 9-1 win at Corby Smash A.

Only Adam Wilson was able to get on the scoreboard for the hosts with a 3-1 win against Mick Allsopp.

John Fuller scored a classy treble without dropping an end and his maximum was matched by Nigel Metcalfe, who found the going a bit tougher.

He beat Gary Pells 11-8 in the fourth, Wilson 11-9 in the decider and then saw off a scare from youngster Alex Cochrane to win 11-5 at the last.

Westfield B sit fourth after a 10-0 thrashing of Rothborough A.

Nick Howard and Nicole Bird were rarely troubled as they remained unbeaten but Rothborough twice pushed Bogdan Capusa the distance.

Helen Watts lost 11-3 in the fifth to him in the second game of the night before Sean Smith lost 11-8 in the decider having led 2-1.

Rothborough's blank night gave Corby Rothbury the chance to move off the foot of the table the following evening and they did in style with a 6-4 win at Burton Baptist A.

Rothbury trailed 3-1 but moved into a 5-3 lead to guarantee a draw, largely thanks to a treble from Dave Welsman.

Dave Needham pulled one back for Baptist with a win over Nigel Hunt before Rothbury won the tightest of doubles matches 13-11, 10-12, 11-9, 15-17, 11-9 for just their second win of the season.

It was a game of two halves at Kingswood as Corby Lyveden Fields beat Westfield C 6-4.

Corby raced into a 6-0 lead as Henry Arthur, Chris Haynes and Kyle Murie all won their first two matches.

But Westfield fought back to win the next four with wins for Bhavika Mistry over Arthur, Matt Rushton over Haynes, Guy Sparrow over Murie and the doubles to make the scoreline respectable.

Results: Higham 4 (Trott 3, Bashford) Westfield A 6 (Silk 2, Stefanov 2, Bird, Stefanov/Bird), Corby Smash A 1 (Wilson) Kettering Town 9 (Fuller 3, Metcalfe 3, Allsopp 2, Fuller/Metcalfe), Westfield B 10 (Howard 3, Bird 3, Capusa 3, Howard/Bird) Rothborough A 0, Burton Baptist 4 (Tattersall 2, Needham 2) Corby Rothbury 6 (Welsman 3, Hunt, Bendyk, Welsman/Hunt), Corby Lyveden Fields 6 (Haynes 2, Murie 2, Arthur 2) Westfield C 4 (Mistry, Sparrow, Rushton, Sparrow/Rushton)

Team of the week: Westfield A

Player of the week: Andy Trott

There were three 10-0 scores and two draws in Division One.

Both draws were at Church Langton where the home teams got good results against higher placed opponents.

Lower ranked Harborough C got their first draw when they hosted fourth placed Burton Baptist A where, thanks to the visitors only fielding a two man team, Harborough took a 5-2 lead.

John McGowan and Phil Dixon both beat Steve Smith but a strong finish with Smith beating Mark Pearson, maximum man Nash Hooda scraping past McGowan from two down, then Hooda and Smith taking the doubles ensured parity.

Hooda is now unbeaten in the last three matches. Harborough C lost 10-0 previously so this was an impressive result.

Meanwhile Harborough D fielded their top ranked player Rhys Emery for the first time this season and he was rewarded with a treble, dropping only one end against Westfield D in second.

Danny Verrall (ranked 103) continued his impressive rise with victories over Scott Dixon (56) in five and Norman Wooster (83).

But the match was nip and tuck all the way, with Paul Malpass the best performer for Westfield with a pair; Dixon only got one having only lost one all season prior to this, but he did team up with Malpass to gain their first draw.

Dixon and Wooster got hat-tricks in the earlier 9-1 victory.

Smash C succumbed 10-0 for the second week running, this time to Smash B, having won the earlier encounter 6-4, with a straight game maximum for B’s debutant David Harvey.

Tyler Hillery dropped two ends for his fourth consecutive hat-trick but for Andy Logan’s third treble he needed five to get past David Reed and Mike Burrows.

It was Smash B’s second whitewash and they keep off Burton C pursuing behind them.

The two bottom teams also lost 0-10, with Rothborough B fighting hard but fruitlessly having lost all the games, but only four were over quickly.

Ivor Jones and Lauren Ainsworth both took Steve Crook to five before losing out, with Crook avenging his prior defeat to Jones.

Harborough B extend their lead at the summit with Dan Busby, Mike Brocklebank and Steve Crook all gaining trebles.

Burton C repeated their only other 10-0 victory this season against Corby Lincoln.

Kelvin Marshall and Derek Muggleton repeated their maximums and they were joined this time by Paul Goodman.

Ken Murie was Lincoln’s most successful player, with Stewart Abraham and an injured Callum Donaldson also playing well.

The final result took Thrapston second above Westfield with a 9-1 win against Lakeview, who could only muster two players.

The stalwart Stephen Woolston showed his fighting spirit though with their sole win, against Stewart Williams, having only lost narrowly from two up in the first game against Peter Briggs.

He is still to have a blank night this season, having beaten Williams last time out also.

Briggs went on to return his fifth maximum, to be outdone by Chris Warliker with his sixth.

Results: Corby Lincoln 0 Burton Baptist C 10 (Goodman 3, Marshall 3, Muggleton 3, Goodman /Muggleton), Corby Smash C 0 Corby Smash B 10 (Harvey 3, T Hillery 3, Logan 3, T Hillery/Logan), Harborough C 5 (Dixon 2, McGowan 2, Pearson) Burton Baptist B 5 (Hooda 3, Smith, Hooda/Smith), Harborough D 5 (Emery 3, D Verrall 2) Westfield D 5 (Malpass 2, Dixon, Wooster, Dixon/Malpass), Rothborough B 0 Harborough B 10 (Brocklebank 3, Busby 3, Crook 3, Brocklebank/Busby), Thrapston 9 (Briggs 3, Warliker 3, Williams 2, Briggs/Warliker) Corby Lakeview 1 (Woolston)

Player of the week: Danny Verrall

Team of the week: Harborough D

There was an emphatic win for Old Village over Corby Smash E in the top of the table clash in Division Two.

Smash were without their highest ranked player Andrew Parrott and Old took full advantage as they took nine points to strengthen their hold on first place.

Beth Tyler secured all of her three victories in four ends whilst father Alan also completed a full-house, but was extended to a deciding end by Pete Wilson.

A defeat to Wilson by Wendy Bradford was sandwiched by good wins against Tom Reygan and Mike Wilson.

Old continued their excellent doubles record when the Tyler pairing beat Reygan and Pete Wilson 11-8 in the fifth end.

At Marconi Courtyard it was a pleasing evening for both the hosts Corby Smash F and the visitors Rothborough D.

Smash recovered from 5-2 down to draw 5-5 as they avoided defeat for the first time this season.

The five points gained by Rothborough D has taken them into joint second place in the table and they will fancy their chances of promotion.

George Marlow took the opener for Smash against Akbar Pokkakkillath before Rothborough reeled off four wins with Pokkakkillath and Alex Woodford beating Joe Corner and Peter Rowbotham defeating Marlow and Lana Orbell.

Rowbotham went on to complete his treble against Corner, but Smash took the rest as Marlow and Orbell both picked up braces and joined together for a tense doubles win 11-6, 11-3, 6-11, 6-11, 12-10.

There were lots of surprises in Burton Baptist D’s 6-4 win against Corby Chesham with six of the singles games going against the current ranking order.

Samuel Tattersall (164) hit a tremendous hat-trick for Burton which included wins against Ann Woolston (149) and Claire Dixon (157).

Dave Marks (166) was not to be outdone as he also defeated Woolston and Dixon.  Chesham’s Mia Solomon (180) joined in the fun as well getting the better of Dave Marks (166) and Harry Andrews (167) as she carded her first ever league double by coming through a couple of dramatic fifth end finishes.

Burton secured their win when Tattersall joined Marks to take the doubles on a topsy-turvy evening.

Corby Smash D’s recent good form came to an end against a rampant Rothborough C side.

Their 9-1 win leaves Rothborough firmly in the promotion picture. In his return to action, David Steele recorded his second treble of the season whilst Sally Taylor remained unbeaten for a second week running and a fifth time overall.

Tony Yeomans just scraped through 11-9 in the fifth end against a much improved James Lock and also beat Dominic Elrington to gain more points for Rothborough, but lost to a steady display from Chris Winter who fended off the whitewash.

Results: Old Village 9 (A Tyler 3, B Tyler 3, Bradford 2, Tyler/Tyler) Corby Smash E 1 (P Wilson), Corby Smash F 5 (G Marlow 2, Orbell 2, Marlow/Orbell) Rothborough D 5 (Rowbotham 3, Pokkakkillath, Woodford), Burton Baptist D 6 (Tattersall 3, Marks 2, Tattersall/Marks) Corby Chesham 4 (Solomon 2, Woolston, C Dixon), Rothborough C 9 (Steele 3, Taylor 3, Yeomans 2, Taylor/Yeomans) Corby Smash D 1 (Winter)

Player of the Week: Samuel Tattersall

Team of the Week: Corby Smash F


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