Westfield A suffered their first defeat in almost two years as they went down 6-4 against Corby Smash A’s three Wilsons in the Premier Division.

Smash fielded their strongest possible team for just the second time this season and raced into a 2-0 lead when Sam Wilson beat Kevin Bird and dad Colin beat Roumen Stefanov.

Steve Silk reduced the arrears by beating Adam Wilson but three matches later it was 5-1 to Smash.

Defender Sam bagelled Stefanov in a straight-game win, Adam claimed the scalp of Bird in five ends and Colin edged out Silk in four.

It was Sam who sealed the win when he came from 2-0 down to beat Silk 8-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-9 to make it 6-2 to Smash.

Bird crushed Colin in three ends before he and Brian Wooding won a consolation doubles for the reigning champions.

Harborough A made themselves favourites to avoid the drop as they beat relegation rivals Westfield C 7-3 at Church Langton.

It was the visitors who took the initiative when Matt Rushton and Steve Hobbs beat James Lancaster and Nathan Thompson in five ends respectively.

Westfield had the chance to make it 3-0 but Sam Wildman saw a match point come and go as he went down 13-11 in the fifth to Kevin Shield.

Harborough moved 3-2 ahead before Hobbs beat Shield to level it up again.

With the match on a knife edge the hosts won the next four games which could prove pivotal in the end of season run-in.

Wildman and Rushton lost in five to Thompson and Shield, before Harborough won the doubles convincingly.

On an adjacent table Harborough B went down 9-1 to Westfield B but it was far closer than the score suggested.

Mike Brocklebank scored Harborough’s solitary point with a superb win over Nicole Bird.

The bottom side could easily have picked up four as Liam Burnham wasted match points against both Bird and Matt Horrocks, who also had to come from two down against Brocklebank.

Results: Westfield A 4 (Bird, Silk, Stefanov, Bird/Wooding) Corby Smash A 6 (S Wilson 3, C Wilson 2, A Wilson), Harborough A 7 (Lancaster 2, Shield 2, Thompson 2, Thompson/Shield) Westfield C 3 (Hobbs 2, Rushton) Harborough B 1 (Brocklebank) Westfield B 9 (Smalley 3, Horrocks 3, Bird 2, Smalley/Horrocks)

Player of the week: Sam Wilson

Team of the week: Harborough A

All matches in Division One were postponed because of the week’s poor weather conditions.

In Division Two, matches at Corby and Rothwell were postponed due to the inclement weather.

Rothborough Comets did not freeze against Westfield E and remain on course for promotion.

Comets let just one game slip when Pete Rowbotham lost to Sidney Wright in five ends.

Westfield’s Evie Elliott gave Gareth Lewis a scare but he eventually scraped through 11-8 in the decider.

Lewis went on to complete a hat-trick whilst Pete Sturges stayed cool to register his by dropping only two ends.

Corby Lincoln only fielded two players but took five of the games played to earn a draw against Corby Chesham.

The first game of the match was the closest with Lincoln captain Callum Donaldson beating Nathan Dixon 11-9 in the final end.

Donaldson then completed a treble with wins over Thomas Knox and Claire Dixon.

Nathan and Claire both beat Charlie Frost before Frost got on the scoresheet with a win against Thomas Knox.

Kelvin Marshall of Burton Baptist C maintained his 100 per cent record with another maximum against Harborough D.

John McGowan was only the third player to take him to five ends this season but Marshall held his nerve in the decider.

Danny Verrall and Ron Palfrey joined McGowan in picking up braces and a new doubles partnership of McGowan and Verrall completed a 7-3 win for Harborough.

Corby Smash D lost at Burton Baptist D earlier in the season but this time made home advantage count in their 7-3 win.

Chris Winter and Andy Frearson took seven games between them with Winter only losing two ends.

Frearson beat Jim Chatburn and David Marks before recovering from a two end deficit against Mark Waterfield.

Results: Westfield E 1 (Wright) Rothborough Comets 9 (Lewis 3, Sturges 3, Rowbotham 2, Lewis/Sturges), Corby Lincoln 5 (Donaldson 3, Frost, Donaldson/Frost) Corby Chesham 5 (N Dixon 2, C Dixon 2, Knox), Burton Baptist C 3 (Marshall 3) Harborough D 7 (McGowan 2, Verrall 2, Palfrey 2, McGowan/Verrall), Corby Smash D 7 (Winter 3, Frearson 3, Winter/Frearson) Burton Baptist D 3 (Chatburn, Waterfield, Marks)

Player of the Week: Chris Winter

Team of the Week: Corby Smash D

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