Week 8 report 16 November 2018
The bookies favourites for the division 1 title – Misfits - had a good week and now sit three points ahead of Smugglers with a game in hand too. The movers in this league are Balls of Fury who are now in fourth place. In the second division, the clash of the week was between the top two – with Littleham triumphant and now sitting alongside Holsworthy D on 62 points.
Misfits had a very useful 9-1 win over Nets and Edges. The Edges were missing their top two players and Daniel Moore and Martyn Beer took ful advantages assisted by two wins from Peter Kneil.
Smugglers had a similar score against Chulmleigh A. Matthew Thomas and Peter Hedge won all three with two added from Peter Dunstan.
Wim Faassen was in form for Balls of Fury who have improved their league position in recent weeks. Wim dropped only one game all evening in the 7-3 win over Herons. Lee Farrant added two points and had a cracking match against Bill Tregellas, with the Herons' player emerging victorious 12-10, 12-10, 16-14! Rob Gale and Tim Strand won one each for their respective teams.
Dave Morgan and Michael Sussex won all their games for Spin Doctors against Chulmleigh B, though Dave Gray pushed them both all the way. Rob Herman added a useful point for them in an 8-2 victory.
Littleham's Mike Bellew, Dave Stone and Alan Pomeroy each won two games in the top of the table clash with Holsworthy D, while Dave Sillifant picked up two for the D's. A tight doubles – won by the Holsworthy pair – ensured that these two teams are locked together at the top.
The Vice are picking up points quite steadily these days. Two wins from Chris Isaac and Bob Taylor helped them to a 5-5 draw against the Chiefs. Joey Butt won all three for the visitors, while the draw was achieved with a 10-12 Chiefs win in the fifth set of the doubles.
Doug Genini and Derek Preston fought out a fabulous match. It went 17-15 to Doug in the fifth. ( the third game only went to 13-15!). Doug's three points joined three from Alan Quilter in a 7-3 victory for Holsworthy C over the Dolphins.
Tim Cooke was in fine form for Paddlers. His three wins ensured a 6-4 victory at Holsworthy B. Jill Knightley was star player for the C's with two wins and there was yet another really close doubles, going to Paddlers 13-11 in the fifth.