Week 14 report - w/b 15 January
Not much Christmas spirit left in north Devon as many matches this week ended in 10-0 victories!
In division 1, Torrington A are on 87 points – 5 ahead of Smugglers with Misfits third on 81.
The Smugglers trio of Peter Hedge Peter Dunstan and Matthew Thomas showed no mercy to Chulmleigh A in a 10-0 result. Spin Doctors had a comfortable 8-2 win over Nets and Edges, though it could have been closer. Dave Ewen beat Harry Thomas 13-11 in the fifth. Michael Sussex won all three for the victors, while Martyn Eyles won the Nets two points.
Torrington A versus Misfits was close. Kevin Taylors 3 helped to settle it 6-4 in the A's favour. Misfits Daniel Moore had a good two points including a victory over Ben Taylor. Four games went to a deciding set.
In division 2, Chulmleigh B are on 109 points, 11 ahead of Holsworthy B, with Paddlers coming up on the rails.
Three games ended 10-0 – the victors being Chulmleigh B, Paddlers and Holsworthy B.
Chulmleigh's trio of Dave Gray, Gerard O'Boyle and Shaun Clarke were pressed most closely in the doubles, winning 11-9 in the deciding set. Paddlers win looked very routine, though a number of games went to deuce – all settled in Paddlers' favour.
Holsworthy A led by Dave Salisbury and Nathan Jukes with 3 wins each were dominant against the Vice, only dropping games in the one tie that was lost.
West Buckland had a good win at Littleham, running out 6-4 victors. Jai Moore won all three of his, while dad Dave had two excellent wins over the difficult Mike Bellew and Alan Pomeroy.
Finally, Simply Smashing reversed their defeat in week 1 with a close win -6-4 over Minions. James Raymont led the way with a hard-hitting triple. Bill Tregellas and Steve Richardson gained the Minions' points.