Gareth Hepworth maintained his unbeaten start to the season as Shottery B defeated their own third string 7 - 3. His record was looking a little precarious when, despite securing the first game, he found himself 2 - 1 down to Ken Southwell. However, not to be denied victory, Hepworth fought back to close out the match in the decider with something to spare. Southwell himself enjoyed a better turn of fortune when he took on Tim Fell and won over the distance as the B team captain let slip a two game advantage.
Rob Poole went home with a brace for Shottery C after beginning his evening with a comfortable victory over Fell. He followed that with a much closer contest against Tony Remes where, after taking a two game lead, he was pegged back to parity before recovering well to secure the decisive fifth. Subsequently the fixture provided Poole with contrasting emotions as he tasted defeat for the first time this term at the hands of the unstoppable Hepworth.
West Warwicks proved too strong for their hosts Henley B. The visitors' captain Alison Stewart displayed her commitment to the team by playing two matches back-to-back, and then leaving the venue to attend a parents’ evening only to travel back for her final encounter. Far from proving a distraction Stewart won all three, without the loss of a game, before going on to partner Andy Rowland in the doubles to chalk up a clean sweep.
Rowland also notched a treble but took time to find his form when playing Robert McCluskey. The Henley player was perhaps confident of success after enjoying an early two game advantage only for his opponent to click into gear and secure the next three. Peter Rodwell added a brace for West Warwicks which included a marathon with Gordon Trinder. However Rodwell then lost out to McCluskey who thereby prevented the whitewash.
FISSC did find themselves on the wrong end of a maximum when they entertained Royal Mail. A late withdrawal meant a last minute call-up for Ashorne’s Brian Marston but he was unable to prevent the Postmen delivering a first class result. Nello Mauri, Malcolm Heritage and Wilf Chan all registered trebles although the latter, in the last singles match of the evening, almost allowed the Farmers to grab a consolation victory. Chan was two games down to Peter Bruce-Moore, and trailing in the third, before his gritty determination kicked in and he raised his performance to claim the spoils. However that was the only encounter to go the distance and, although all three Postmen dropped a game to Peter Florence, the final result was never in any real doubt.