Henley B wrote themselves into the history books after securing their first ever league win in a keenly contested fixture at Shottery C. Since joining the Stratford competition last season they have proved to be a welcome addition and have now deservedly added success to their undoubted enthusiasm. Captain Robert McCluskey was on top form notching a treble, which included the prized scalp of Shottery's talisman Robert Poole in what was probably the pivotal clash of the fixture. Gordon Trinder added a brace for Henley B and was within a whisker of an unbeaten performance after taking Poole to a decider and acquiring more points than his opponent over the course of their encounter. The team's sixth win came from Dave Hatcher who has continually improved since making his debut and is now beginning to reap his just reward. For the hosts Poole went home with a brace and Chris Bowles was made to work hard by Hatcher before securing their other singles victory. The two Shottery players also overturned an early deficit to claim the doubles over the distance. However the evening rightly belonged to Henley B who finished 4 - 6 to the good.
Meanwhile on the adjacent table their senior teams clashed as Shottery B took on Henley A and the visitors prevailed on McCluskey to play a double header. He repaid their trust with another treble giving him six of the best on the night. Shottery B started brightly enough with their captain Tim Fell getting the better of his opposite number Geoff Shephard in a close contest. However, from then on, it was all Henley A with a lone Dave Milton victory all the hosts were able to acquire from the remaining nine matches. Shephard and Peter Quince both earned braces, with the latter overturning a two game deficit to defeat Tony Remes, and the pair also combined to claim the doubles. Nevertheless it was McCluskey who stole the show with a particularly awesome display to overcome Fell at the fourth attempt this season. The fixture was not concluded until 11.20 pm and Shottery's second defeat of the campaign throws open the contest for the runners up position.
The clash between Ashorne and West Warwicks began with a forty minute marathon between Steve Bolton and Peter Rodwell. After narrowly losing the first game Rodwell secured the next two, only to be pipped at deuce in the fourth before finally clinching the decider 9 - 11. In the only other match to go to the wire Andy Rowland, after winning the first two games with something to spare, was hauled level by George Mudie but then raised his performance to snatch victory. Rowland was unbeaten on the night but nearly came unstuck in the doubles where he and his partner Jim Ferguson found themselves two games down before suddenly hitting form. Ferguson finished with a brace and also claimed the honour of best shot of the encounter when he successfully returned the ball from a prone position after falling flat on his back. John Hunt registered two wins for Ashorne with Mudie adding their third as they lost out 3 - 7.