Week 2 Report 8th October
St John A 5 v Wanderers B 5
This was an excellent result for the promoted visitors and gave a clear indication that they will be more competitive than in their previous seasons in the top division. For the hosts, Jon Perkins again failed to register, but took Paul Goodman to five, bowing out 4-11, 5-11, 11-9, 12-10, 5-11. Grant Timms, who seems to be getting better the older he becomes, again registered a treble, highlight being a 11-5, 11-5, 11-8 win over the highly rated Mike Terry, who had earlier edged out Richard Wills 11-9, 10-12, 11-7, 5-11, 11-9. Timms and Wills earned the hosts a surprisingly difficult draw with a 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6 doubles win over Terry and Goodman.
Chesterwell A 6 v WDHA Royals A 4
For the second week running, the hosts conceded a treble, this time to Virat Patel, but as always proved resilient and only dropped one other leg to gain an excellent victory. After being edged out in five by Valdy Papiernik 11-8, 12-14, 15-13, 4-11, 4-11 Abin Islam went down more heavily to Stan Galkowski and Mike Pond. Mike Hawes who won out 11-8, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9 over Papiernik was somewhat surprisingly edged out 11-13 and 9-11 by both Galkowski and Pond respectively. With the match dependent on the doubles a 11-9, 11-3, 4-11, 11-9 win by Galkowski and Pond over Hawes and Patel clinched it.
Wanderers C 3 v Westfield B 7
A great result for the visitors with David Rogers on his debut in the Wellingborough League recording a fine hat trick, with only Carl Singh taking him to a fifth end decider. For the home team Tony Wallis secured a fine brace with victories over Mark Holly and Tim Mason, and together with a single win for Singh over Holly was as good as it got. Singh, however, was unlucky not to come away with more points as he took all his opponents to a fifth end, victorious in only one. Rogers also had a hand in the doubles win together with Tim Mason over Tony Wallis and Singh for the final point of the evening.
Chesterwell B 9 v Higham Band A 1
Chesterwell continue their campaign with another strong victory, this time however, octogenarian Perce Sharp halted the clean sweep with a straight sets victory 11-4, 11-9, 11-4 over Johnathon Driscoll. With only 4 of the 10 sets requiring a 4th end and Higham taking the first end in all those sets, Band A were completely outclassed.
Higham Band B 5 v Chesterwell D 5
With Higham Bands team rotating their players, this weeks selection held Chesterwell D to a draw. No player came away unscathed, Deirdre Kiziak won twice, both in 4 ends and lost to Duncan Wright, also in 4 ends. Stuart Futrill also took two points, but succumbed to Caspian Wagner losing out 6-11 in the 5th end. All Chesterwells players took a point off John Yeates just giving them the edge, before the doubles with a Kiziak & Futrill combination equalized the match in 4 ends.
Westfield D 3 v WDHA Challengers B 7
This win for Challengers put them into 2nd place. Hubert Malenda picked up his second hat trick, without much trouble. Daniel Bain won 2 points, Ansh Shah had to work hard for his point and just missed out from winning his other two sets-going down to Stuart Rae 16-18 in the 5th end and Roy Smyth 10-12, also in 5th end. For Westfield Roy Smyth was the main scorer winning twice whilst daughter Eleanor failed to score although she had some close ends. She played alongside Roy in the doubles to just miss out 11-9, 10-12, 3-1 and 10-12, against Malenda & Shah for the final point.
Westfield C 6 v Old Grammarians C 4
A close contest seeing Westfield come out on top where 6 sets needed deciders. For Old Gramms Alan Hill fought to the end in each set, winning twice and losing to newly registered Jay Rogers. Adrian Howes and Roger Fleming won 1 point each. For the victors Stuart Holroyd and Rogers won 2 points each with Asish Nandi who went to 5 ends in all his sets, came away with 1 point. Into the doubles Rogers/Holroyd took the 6th point and clinched the win in 3 ends.
Wanderers E 10 v WDHA Rising Stars D 0
A full house for Wanderers E and after 2 matches, they are in top position. Hat tricks for David May, Derek Shears and Steve Hoole who took all ten points without losing an end, including the doubles.
Chesterwell A 6 (Valdy Paperinik, Stan Galkowski 2, Mike Pond 2, doubles Pond/Galkowski)
WDHA Royals A 4 (Mike Hawes, Virat Patel 3)
St John A 5 (Richard Wills, Grant Timms 3, doubles Wills/Timms)
Wanderers B 5 (Mike Terry 2, Jon Taylor-Burt, Paul Goodman 2)
Chesterwell B 9 (Johnathon Driscoll 2, Daniel Mann 3, Luke Hughes 3, doubles Mann/Hughes)
Higham Band A 1 (Perce Sharp)
Wanderers C 3 (Tony Wallis 2, Carl Singh)
Westfield B 7 (Mark Holly, David Rogers 3, Tim Mason 2, doubles Rogers/Mason)
Higham Band B 5 (Deirdre Kiziak 2, Stuart Futrill 2, doubles Kiziak/Futrill)
Chesterwell D 5 (Duncan Wright 2, Caspian Wagner 2, Gordon Campbell)
Westfield D 3 (Stuart Rae, Roy Smyth 2)
WDHA Challengers B 7 (Daniel Bain 2, Hubert Malenda 3, Ansh Shah, doubles Malenda/Shah)
Westfield C 6 (Stuart Holroyd 2, Jay Rogers 2, Asish Nandi, doubles Holroyd/Rogers)
Old Grammarians C 4 (Alan Hill 2, Adrian Howes, Roger Fleming)
Wanderers E 10 (David May 3, Derek Shears 3, Steve Hoole 3, doubles May/Hoole)
WDHA Rising Stars D 0