Stratford Herald Week Beginning November 27th
Snitterfield returned to winning ways with successive 9-1 victories. When they visited Henley A both John Price and Alan Cotton notched trebles, although the latter had to overturn an early disadvantage before defeating Peter Quince in the decider. Don McAdam added a brace, but was made to work hard by the greatly improving Dave Hatcher who secured the first two sets, only for McAdam to stage a recovery and take the honours 12-10 in the fifth. However he was denied a perfect evening by Robert McCluskey who ensured Henley A didn't finish entirely empty-handed. Former West Warwicks captain Alison Stewart has signed for Snitterfield and featured in the doubles, gaining a straight sets victory in partnership with Cotton.

Price and Cotton were again untroubled against Blazing Paddles for whom Nello Mauri salvaged their only consolation in the final encounter of the match against Stewart.


Shottery B also won 9-1 when they entertained Ashorne. The visitors' Roger Pye took a two set lead against Tony Remes before his opponent turned the tide to win the decider. However, in the only other contest to go the full distance, Pye gained his team’s sole consolation point by defeating Tim Fell. Remes and Gareth Hepworth finished with trebles, as well as combining to gain success in the doubles.

Ashorne were on the receving end of another 9-1 result when they met Henley B. Stuart Latham-Marr and  Dave Milton registered perfect performances, with Pye again preventing the whitewash when he overcame Andy Rowland.


JLM Falcons were even more convincing with a clean sweep of Blazing Paddles. Jack Davis, Doug Payne and Stef Mytton all produced maximums, although Brian Hobill was unlucky against Mytton after gaining a point more than his opponent in the match’s only five setencounter.


Colebridge Pasties maintained their title bid with an 8-2 win over Shottery B. Tom Shortley and Sam Henderson were undefeated although, in the pick of the games, Henderson was taken to a decider by Awais Muhammed. Pasties gave a debut to Rod Lewis who beat Tim Fell with something to spare, but was unable to add to his haul against either Muhammed or Gareth Hepworth.


The week’s most competitive fixture was at Tanworth where the Taipans overcame Veterans 6-4. Mick Welsh led the way for the hosts despite being taken to the wire by Brian Marston. Denis Kynaston produced a brace but, in another contest to go the full distance, lost out to Peter Rodwell. Marston earned some compensation for his earlier defeat with success against Tim Lawrence in the third clash to be settled in the fifth game. Rodwell won two games for Veterans and David Higgins added their other score.


Henley A came away from FISSC 7-3 winners. Peter Quince enjoyed three victories, with Dave Hatcher and Tony Seymour each adding two. Seymour looked on track for a treble after recovering from a two set deficit against Peter Florence only to lose at the final hurdle. Mark Jones also got on the card for the farmers as well as combining with Florence to claim the doubles.
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