Ashorne were on the end of a second successive whitewash when they entertained West Warwicks. Nevertheless the fixture was not quite as one-sided as the result would suggest with three of the matches being settled in the decider.
John Hunt was convincingly beaten in his opener with Andy Rowland, but recovered well to take the lead after winning the next two games, only for his opponent to rally and claim the victory. Mark Kingham produced an excellent performance against Alison Stewart before also losing out at the final hurdle. The same four players were involved in the doubles where Rowland and Stewart took the honours in another hard-fought encounter that went the distance.
Not to be outdone Jim Ferguson also notched a treble for the visitors but had to overturn an early disadvantage before overcoming Kingham.
Shottery A also won by the maximum score when they took on FISSC. Gary Stewart, Graham Poole and Stephen Foster were all undefeated although, in the only clash to go to the wire, Foster twice had to come from behind before taking the honours against Peter Florence.
With their own premises unavailable Shottery A switched the venue to Knights Lane and, as hosts, agreed to provide the refreshments. They arrived with tea, coffee, sugar and milk but it was, nevertheless, a dry evening as they overlooked the all-important cups. Fortunately the Farmers were able to take this in their stride as it has been a long time since they have associated cups with table tennis! It was alleged that the oversight was a deliberate ploy by the champions to provide added time for their usual celebratory drink at the local hostelry.
Tim Fell was still on a high after reaching the final of the Warwickshire over 60's singles when Shottery B took on Henley’s second string. That success may have provided an unwelcome distraction as he sustained his team's only defeat in their 9 -1 success. Despite taking an early lead against Robert McCluskey Fell lost out to the visitors' captain over five games. Tony Remes put in the best performance of the night, acquiring all his singles without reply, while Gareth Hepworth dropped just the one game to McCluskey.