Week 6 report – w/b 30 October
Misfits were the big movers in Division 1 this week. Their 10- 0 annihilation of Nets and Edges pushed them into second place. The comprehensive win, courtesy of Daniel Moore, Peter Kneil and Martin Beer, was aided by a close doubles victory – 11-9 in the fifth. Torrington A and Smugglers fought out a 5-5 draw. Kevin Taylor's 3 were matched by two each from Peter Hedge and Martin Babulik. The closest game was between Chris Thompson and Terry Wright, with Chris getting away in the fifth game. Spin Doctors and Balls of Fury also went to a draw. No triples, but two each for Michael Sussex, Dave Ewen, Marcus Berry and Lee Farrant. The match hinged on the doubles which was a tight affair, won for Balls of Fury in the fifth through Lee Farrant and Tim Strand.
Holsworthy B look steady on top of Division 2 on 49 points, and kept up their unbeaten record with a 7-3 win over Holsworthy A. They might need to look over their shoulders, however, as Chulmleigh B lead the chase. They are 9 points behind but have a game in hand.
David Streak continues in fine fettle, with another 3, backed up by Jill Knightly's double. Dave Salisbury provided the main resistance for the 'A' with 2. There was a close encounter between Jill and Nathan Jukes, with Jill winning in the fifth game.
Chulmleigh B provided a storm for the Paddlers to wade through, running out 8-2 winners. Dave Gray and Harry Collins were the unbeaten stars, as they aim to regain top spot. Holsworthy C pushed Littleham hard, eventually falling 4- 6. Doug Genini scored a creditable two again, but Mike Bellew, clearly back to form, with 3 and Tom Venn with a good 2 won the day.
Malc Overson continued his good form with another 3 against the Vice, helped by Richard Nicholls with 2, as Despicables won 6-4. Bob Taylor was the Vice's main resistance with two wins. The tie was finally decided by a Despicables doubles victory in the fifth. Minions ran out 9-1 winners against Dolphins. Bill Tregellas and Steve Richardson both went unbeaten. Mike Fawcett fought hard for Dolphins' point.
The final match saw Simply Smashing's trio of Rhys Eyles, Jack Thomas and James Raymont put Chulmleigh Chiefs to the sword in a 10-0 win. Joey Butt fought hard and came close in two of his ties.