West Warwicks 5 – 5 Henley A

Henley A 4 – 6 Shottery C

Shottery B 10 – 0 FISSC

Royal Mail 4 – 6 Veterans

West Warwicks entertained Henley A in the most evenly matched fixture of the season so far. Half the sets went the distance where the hosts proved stronger by clinching four wins. Robert McCluskey celebrated his birthday by overcoming Don McAdam and Peter Quince at the final hurdle but, in another marathon, was edged out by Geoff Shephard. Alison Stewart also notched a brace for West Warwicks, including a give-game victory over Shephard, but was prevented from making it a perfect performance by McAdam.

The final outcome depended upon the doubles where three of the games went to deuce before Stewart and McCluskey claimed the honours.

Shottery C revenged their cup defeat at the hands of Henley A with a 6 – 4 victory. Rob Poole maintained his recent run of form with a treble, although he had to overcome early disadvantages against both Mike Evetts and Geoff Shephard. Ken Southwell added a brace and the two Shottery players also combined to secure the crucial doubles.

It was more one-sided when Shottery B inflicted a whitewash upon FISSC. Pick of the encounters saw the Farmer’s Peter Bruce-Moore claw back a two-game deficit against Dave Milton only to lose out in the decider. Tim Fell and Gareth Hepworth also scored maximums for the Villagers.

The opening set of Royal Mail’s fixture against Veterans was the only contest to go to a fifth game where Nello  Mauri finally defeated Mark Jones. Mauri went home with a treble, and also won the doubles with Dave Fordham, but the Postmen were unable to add to his successes as John Hunt, Brian Marston and Jones all earned braces for Veterans.

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