Week 6 report – 3 November 2018
By Steve Richardson
Misfits have a four point lead in division 1 from Smugglers and a game in hand. Nets and Edges are 6 behind Misfits on the same games.
Some fabulous playing when Smugglers met Nets and Edges. Nets skipper Martin Eyles won really tough games against Matthew Thomas, both players attacking well, and Peter Hedge. Then Matthew took his hitting to a further level to end Dave Streak's 100% record. Fittingly the evening ended 5-5 with the doubles going to Smugglers in the fifth.
Another draw – this time at Chulmleigh, between their A and B teams. Harry Collins is going really well at the moment, winning all three. Gerald Luscombe and Dave Gray had two good wins each for the B team.
Herons were given a bashing by Misfits. The trio of Daniel Moore, Martyn Beer and Keith le Milliere dropped only a couple of games all night to emphasise their title credentials.
Balls of Fury belied their recent poor form with an 8-2 win over McDonalds and Co. Marcus Berry and Lee Farrant winning all their games. There were a number of five set games and it could all have been a lot closer.
Captain Michael Sussex showed the way against Holsworthy A, winning his three games though Steve Cragg pushed him all the way. Dave Ewen offered good support with two wins in a 6-4 result. Steve Cragg was the A's leading scorer with two points.
Holsworthy D are opening up something of a gap at the top of division 2. They now lead Littleham by 11 points though they have played a game more. Doug Genini was top player when Holsworthy C met the league leaders. Three good wins against tough opponents! Sadly for the C's they were the only points they got, as Nathan Jukes, Dave Sillifant and Brandon Forsyth each won their other two games.
Malc Overson's backhand was certainly a force when Despicables met the Vice. Malc did not drop a game all night while Richard Nicholls continues his steady form winning two. Bob Taylor lead the Vice's resistance also with two wins.
Captain Tim Cooke and Dave Andrews were in no mood to be Dolphin friendly as they completed their evenings without dropping a game. The 8-2 win kept Paddlers snapping at the heels of the top teams. Derek Preston had a fabulous win 13-15 in the fifth – that's close!
The other scores in division 2 are not in at the time of writing.