Week 10 Report 2018-19

Week 10 Report

The battle between Misfits and Smugglers continues at the top of Division 1 with the former, who now have a full strength side again extended their lead to four points. Martin Beer and Keith Le Milliere both picked up trebles in a 9-1 win over Chumleigh A.

Smugglers on the other hand hosted Spin Doctors, picking up a narrow 6-4 victory to keep pace with the leaders. Michael Sussex won yet another three for the away side to limit the damage.

The biggest win of the week though, came courtesy of Mcdonalds and Co as Ben Taylor maintained his unbeaten record. He wasn’t alone this time, as Harry Thomas and James Raymont also completed strong trebles before combining to win the doubles as they ran out 10-0 winners against Chumleigh B.

Balls of Fury picked up a rather impressive victory over fourth placed Holsworthy A, as Lee Farrant was in fine form picking up three points for his side. On what was a tricky night for both Marcus Berry and Tim Strand, they admirably battled for a point each, meaning a comfortable 3-0 win in the doubles saw them take a 6-4 win.

Sitting second from bottom and facing the prospect of fifth placed Nets and Edges, Herons may have been forgiven for expecting another defeat. However it was a different story entirely as it ended in a 5-5 draw, with Robert Herman replacing Mike Hill and securing a double for the team. It was also a return to the action for Mr David Streak after his trip to Oz and it was business as usual, winning all three. On this occasion many plaudits also have to go to Ian Rice, who stepped in for missing Nets and Edges captain Martin Eyles. He was seemingly staring a winless night in the face until he recovered from two games and four match points down to topple an off colour Robin Gale and gain a valuable point.

In Division 2, Littleham made it the magical 10 out of 10 with an 8-2 win over Dolphins. Main man David Stone picked up another three to make that 28 wins out of 30. Holsworthy D are the team hot on their tails but their result against second from bottom side Chumleigh Chiefs is yet to be confirmed.

Those two teams have established quite a jump on the rest of the division but its Paddlers who sit third best on 62 points and they had a tough clash with Despicables. Paddlers were the narrow 6-4 victors as captain Tim Cooke picked up a double to continue his fine season, toppled only by Malcom Overson in a tight five setter. Drafting in Robert Herman due to a shortage of numbers, playing for the second time in two days, he took a crucial treble for Paddlers to ensure the win.

It was a storming week for fourth placed Top Spin Tail Spinners as Jai Moore and Alan Briggs both won three points apiece as they ran out 9-1 winners over The Vice who now sink closer to the bottom. Bob Taylor picked up their one point on the night as he defeated The Tinker Man Moore to make sure it wasn’t a white wash.

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