In a hard fought match last season’s runners up Shottery B narrowly lost out to West Warwicks who finished one place below them. The visitors took an early two set lead through Andy Rowland and Alison Stewart who both went on to earn braces. However Shottery captain Tim Fell then enjoyed successive wins to level the score, only for his team to lose the next four sets the pick of which saw Stewart twice overturn deficits to beat Gareth Hepworth over the distance. Although the hosts grabbed some consolation with Tony Remes inflicting a surprise defeat upon the previously unbeaten Rowland, it proved too little too late.

Henley A gained victory over their own second string. Mike Evetts recorded a treble for the senior side, with Geoff Shephard adding a brace and the pair also claiming the doubles. Peter Quince added their seventh win but, in the only encounter to go to a decider, he lost out to Dan Strange. B team captain Robert McCluskey maintained his recent form with two victories.

Runaway leaders Shottery A inflicted their seventh whitewash of the season when they visited Veterans, but this surpassed previous performances as they did not lose a single game. Gary Stewart and Graham Poole had successfully completed the first seven sets before 9 p.m., and the players were already enjoying their tea and biscuits, when Stephen Foster arrived to compete the rout.

Veterans experienced a change of fortune when they took on their fellow Knights Lane tenants FISSC. John Hunt led the way with a treble, while George Mudie and Brian Marston scored braces, although neither was able to overcome Peter Florence who recorded both the Farmers’ successes.

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