Week 10 report - 8 December 2019
Starting this week in division 2, there were results you would not have predicted at the start of the season, and the title race seems to be in a state of flux. New leaders Littleham demolished Holsworthy C 10 -0 with the home crew of Messrs Stone, Bellew and Pomeroy clearly in fine fettle.
Then the surprises. Paddlers were heavily beaten (9 -1) by Holsworthy B. Barry Stearman and Doug Genini won all their games and there was a welcome double from Jeremy Rickman. Chulmleigh Chiefs – one time whipping boys – ran out with the same score from West Buckland. Dave Gray and Joey Butt winning three apiece, with Andrew Suliauskas showing good from with two points.
Finally, Despicables hammered Dolphins 10 – 0. Sue Jackson produced her first ever triple to set alondside those of Mike Hill and Richard Nicholls.
All this leaves the league with Littleham on top – 62 from 9 games. Paddlers now second with 59 from 9, and Chulmleigh Chiefs third with 54 also from 9. Coming up on the rails are Holsworthy B with 51 from 8.
Division 1 had its share of drama too. Smugglers have pushed themselves into a good position, now leading Misfits by 6 points. This lead come after a top of the table clash which saw Smugglers come out on top 6-4. Matthew Thomas was the leading light with three wins, ably supported by Martin Babulik with two points.
Bottom team Chulmleigh A had a good night at Blazing Paddles. Two wins each for Jon Taylor, Harry Collins and Gerald Luscombe saw them home in a night of some long bouts. Only Kevin Taylor held off the visitors, winning his three.
Bridgerule kept up their pressure on the leaders with an 8-2 win over local rivals Holsworthy D. Dave Streak won his three, and was backed up with two wins each for Pete Freeburn and Helen Murgatroyd. Dave Sillifant's double provided the consolation for the home team.
Mark Beaumont had another good evening for Holsworthy A. His three wins along with a creditable two from Owen Salisbury saw the home team to a 7-3 win over Balls of Fury, for whom Steve Porter picked up two points.
Compiled by Steve Richardson