A Mike Evetts maximum proved the difference between the teams when Henley A travelled to Shottery B. The match was keenly contested and, at 4 - 4, the outcome could have gone either way. However Geoff Shephard then got the upper hand over Tony Remes to earn himself a brace and give the visitors the advantage. The decisive set of the evening saw Tim Fell take on his Leamington league team mate Evetts. It went to the wire before the latter emerged triumphant to ensure Henley came away with a hard fought 4 - 6 victory. However Fell did come out on top in his other two encounters with that against Peter Quince proving to be another marathon. The Shottery captain took an early two game advantage, only for his opponent to level, before clinching the decider. Dave Milton and Remes also got on the card but it wasn't quite enough to earn a share of the spoils.
Shottery B played their final fixture against their own third string and it was Milton who took the eye with a treble while Remes and Fell added braces. However neither was able to get the better of Rob Poole who earned both his team's successes including another five game thriller against Fell.West Warwicks ended their campaign with a comfortable 9-1 victory over Littleton to consolidate their position as runners-up. They welcomed back Colin Bishop after a lengthy absence and he responded with a hat-trick despite losing his second game to Andrew Gretton 11-0. Andy Rowland was their other undefeated player, but Littleton gained some consolation when Alex Gretton outhit Alison Stewart in the best encounter of the match. The evening ended with an entertaining doubles where the big hitting Grettons peppered Andy Rowland who is considering bringing his cricket helmet to future fixtures against them!
The Gretton brothers were reunited when their Littleton team visited Shottery C. Tristan made a welcome return to the Stratford league and celebrated with a maximum. Alex notched a double, although he was unable to overcome the hosts' Rob Poole who won over the distance. The Littleton player was also made to work hard by Shottery C captain Gordon Round. The veteran twice took the lead before eventually losing the decider 11 - 13. The Gretton pairing also notched the doubles, while Tony Spinks gained their seventh success although he was unable to overcome either Poole or Chris Bowles.
The scorecard for the basement battle between FISSC and Henley B was received late but records that the Farmers went home 6 - 4 to the good. Malcolm Smith, Peter Bruce-Moore and Peter Florence all notched braces but couldn't make any impression against the much-improved Robert McCluskey. The Villagers captain, in partnership with Gordon Trinder, also overturned a two game deficit in the doubles to make it a perfect evening for himself.So the 2011 - 12 season has ended with Shottery A crowned champions ahead of West Warwicks and Henley A.
Players are reminded that the AGM will be held at FISSC at 7.30pm on Wednesday 6th June .