Going in to the second half of the season, there are still several matches outstanding from the first half.
Please make sure you re-arrange these matches as soon as possible.
Westfield A 5 v Higham Harriers A 5
A match report played on 11 December this result provided the 7th draw in an extremely competitive division. A feature of the hosts' season has been that in his 4 outings, Kevin Birds 4 trebles have been negated by a team mate drawing a blank. Against his namesake, Ian, one of the dew people to beat him in recent years in Wellingborough he won out easier than expected 11-9, 11-5, 11-9, although dropping a leg in both his other games, completed his usual treble. Mark Thomas although well beaten by Norman Wooster and Steve Kendall nearly caused a major upset going to 5 against Ian Bird, losing out 11-9, 4-11, 13-11, 5-11, 5-11. Stephen Woolston gained the hosts other singles point with a 13-11, 8-11, 11-9, 12-10 win over Wooster and a Bird/Woolston combination won out 11-8, 11-3, 9-11, 11-6 in the doubles over Bird/Kendall to gain the draw.
Chesterwell A 9 v Westfield A 1
In a very tight division, few heavy defeats have been suffered and these have normally been incurred by sides fielding below strength sides. This was such a match as lacking Kevin Bird, the visitors were overwhelmed by the experienced home side. Without a treble to his name and on the back of 4 consecutive singles, Valdy Papiernik duly capitalized cruising to a comfortable treble. Mike Pond, looking much better after an inconsistent start, gained his 3rd treble in a row. With Travis Holly below par, a clean sweep looked inevitable but in his best performance to date, Mark Thomas edged out Stan Galkowski 12-10, 11-6, 2-11, 6-11, 11-7 for his 3rd win of the season.
St John A 8 v Wanderers A 2
The hosts had not had the best of fortune in their games to date and their position as bottom markers certainly looked false as they gained their first win of the season. The visitors coming off the back of a dreadful cup performance all looked out of form despite a heavy opening win by Tony Wharton over Jon Perkins. Richard Wills , in his best performance for some time saw off Wharton 11-9, 11-4, 12-11 and edged out Graham Ellson and Andy Law 12-10 and 11-7 in the fifth for his 1st treble of the season. Ellson won out 11-5, 12-10, 11-9 over Perkins, who’s shock win over Law 11-8, 11-8, 7-11, 11-0 restricted the visitors to a mere 2 points. Grant Timms never in danger, gained his 4th treble in 6 outings.
Stanwick VHTTC 10 v Wanderers C 0
Stanwick finally managed to play their outstanding match from October and a resounding clean sweep against Wanderers C sees them move to the top of the league with a 5 point lead over their rivals Chesterwell B. Ian Baldock, Graham Taylor and Geoff Neville all fired maximums for the hosts whilst James Findlay was the pick of the visitors' players, taking ends off all 3 Stanwick players before Baldock & Taylor completed the whitewash with a straight sets doubles victory over Findlay & Tony Wallis.
Wanderers D 1 v Higham Band A 9
Bottom club Wanderers D continue to struggle and only a brave singles win from Mike Howorth saved his team from another 10-0 thrashing. Nigel Magee's 1st maximum of the season to go with Ian Sclater's 2nd, added to a good brace from Perce Sharp did the damage for the Band Club and their victory sees them move up to 4th place in the league. Sclater & Sharp secured their team's 9th point with a 4 set doubles victory over Roger Ellingham & Graham Babbage.
Chesterwell B 9 v Higham Harriers B 1
Chesterwell carried on where they left off before the Xmas break with a handsome 9-1 victory over strugglers Harriers B. Johnathon Driscoll and Luke Hughes both carded perfect trebles without conceding an end whilst Daniel Mann added a further double but lost out in a very close 5 set battle with Gem Bailey who was making a return to league action after an absence of 4 or 5 years. Driscoll & Hughes completed the night's play with a 3 set doubles victory against Matt & Katie Hicks.
Wanderers C 1 v Stanwick VHTTC 9
New league leaders Stanwick faced Wanderers C for the 2nd time in 6 days and although they couldn't quite match the previous week's clean sweep, a good 9-1 away victory will do very nicely indeed ! Ian Baldock maintained his 100% record with his 9th successive maximum and a further treble from Geoff Neville, together with a double from Graham Taylor made up Stanwick's 8 singles points. James Findlay was the Wanderers outstanding player for the 2nd week running, again taking an end off all of the visitors' players and this week he went one better by gaining his team's lone point. Baldock & Taylor carried on their fine run of doubles performances with another straight sets victory over Findlay & Carl Singh.
Old Grammarians A 8 v Chesterwell C 2
The O.G.s maintain their 3rd place in the league with this good 8-2 victory over Chesterwell C whose cause wasn't helped by only fielding 2 players. Mick Ball secured yet another great treble and was well supported with doubles from Phil Laurence and Martyn Reeves whilst Maxine Shears replied well for Chesterwell with a fighting double of her own. Laurence & Ball wound up the match with a straight sets double victory over Maxine & Clare Coles.
Higham Band B 2 v Old Grammarians B 8
A frustrating time for Higham Band who at their last encounter won 6-4 but now gives a fighting chance to Old Gramms B to keep up with the leaders. Deirdre Kiziak won her only point against David Bayes after a close 5 ender, and bowed out to Roger Fleming 9-11 in the 5th also David Carrigan took Bands only other point from Roger Fleming. For the opposition Martin Rice was unbeaten winning his 3rd hat of the season. Fleming and Bayes won twice a peace and Rice/Bayes took the final doubles point in 3 close ends.
WDHA Raj Riders C 9 v WDHA Rising Stars D 1
Winning for the second time this season, Riders C again took the honours from their club mates, and again by the same score line. Despite the lowly result Rising Stars had 3 sets going to 5 ends and quite a number of close ends to add to their confidence. Hat tricks’ for Paresh Shah, Amit Shah and Aum Lakhani. Strangely enough it was a Jiten Gopal/Swati Jethwa doubles combination that took their only point winning in three ends 11-9, 11-8, 11-2 for Rising Stars.
Westfield C 3 v Chesterwell D 7
Much the same result as last time, Duncan Wright was the only unbeaten player scoring his 7th hat trick for Chesterwell D, including a close result against Stuart Holroyd- 11-9, 12-10, 12-14, 11-7. Holroyd went on to take out Caspian Wagner and Gordon Campbell, both in 3 ends. Two wins for Wagner and a single from Campbell edged the match forward and the final doubles point going to Chesterwell in 5 ends put the lid on it.
Westfield D 1 v Old Grammarians C 9
A good victory for Old Gramms put them back in the leaders spot. Roger Fleming lost the only point to Roy Smyth with David Hatherall and Alan Hill both scoring perfect hat tricks, without losing an end. The final doubles point also went to Old Grammarians C in three ends but was a closer 11-7, 11-9, 13-11.
Wanderers E 6 v WDHA Challengers B 4
Challengers B are in second place trailing by two points with a game in hand. Wanderers E Steve Hoole was the hero, taking his 2nd hat trick of the season, including the scalp of Hubert Malenda11-5 13-11, 5-11, 10-12, 11-6 and defeating Daniel Bain in 3 ends. David May and Derek Shears both won 1 point each, and it was the doubles that made the match decisive in Wanderers favour May/Hoole v Bain/Malenda 4-11, 17-15, 11-6, 11-7.
Westfield A 5 (Kevin Bird 3, Stephen Woolston, doubles Bird/Woolston)
Higham Harriers A 5 (Steve Kendall 2, Norman Wooster, Ian Bird 2)
Chesterwell A 9 (Valdy Papiernik 3, Stan Galkowski 2, Mike Pond 3, doubles Galkowski/Pond)
Westfield A 1 (Mark Thomas)
St John A 8 (Jon Perkins, Richard Wills 3, Grant Timms 3, doubles Wills/Timms)
Wanderers A 2 (Tony Wharton, Graham Ellson)
Stanwick WHTTC 10 (Ian Baldock 3, Graham Taylor 3, Geoff Neville 3, doubles Baldock/Taylor)
Wanderers C 0
Wanderers D 1 (Mike Howorth)
Higham Band A 9 (Ian Sclater 3, Nigel Magee 3, Perce Sharp 2, doubles Sclater/Sharp)
Chesterwell B 9 (Johnathon Driscoll 3, Luke 3, Daniel Mann 2, doubles Driscoll/Hughes)
Higham Harriers 1 (Gem Bailey)
Wanderers C 1 (James Findlay)
Stanwick VHTTC 9 (Ian Baldock 3, Graham Taylor 2, Geoff Neville 3, doubles Baldock/Taylor)
Old Grammarians A 8 (Phil Laurence, Mick Ball 2, Martyn Reeves, doubles Laurence/Ball + 3 points by default)
Chesterwell C 2 (Maxine Shears 2)
Higham Band B 2 (Deirdre Kiziak, David Carrigan)
Old Grammarians B 8 (Martin Rice 3, David Bayes 2, Roger Fleming 2, doubles Rice/Fleming)
Westfield C 3 (Asish Nandi, Stuart Holroyd 2)
Chesterwell D 7 (Caspian Wagner 2, Gordon Campbell, Duncan Wright 3, doubles Wagner/Wright)
WDHA Raj Riders C 9 (Paresh Shah 3, Amit Shah 3, Aum Lakhani 3)
WDHA Rising Stars 1 (doubles Swati Jethwa/Jiten Gopal)
Westfield D 1 (Roy Smyth)
Old Grammarians C 9 (Dave Hatherall 3, Alan Hill 3, Roger Fleming 2, doubles Fleming/Hatherall)
Wanderers E 6 (David May, Derek Shears, Steve Hoole 3, doubles May/Hoole)
WDHA Challengers B 4 (Hubert Malenda 2, Daniel Bain 2)