Old Grammarians A 2 v Chesterwell B 8
Like their counterparts, the ‘B’ side have upped their game after their cup exit. Graham Ellson and Carlton Ellwood both had their best wins of the season, beating the highly rated Steve Kendall. Ellson in a superb 12-10, 11-8, 11-3 win and Ellwood, going to five, 8-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-6, 12-10. Luke Hughes having his worst season for some time went down to both Mick Ball and Kendall, but saw off Phil Laurence 12-10, 11-6, 11-6.
WDHA Royals A 4 v Westfield A 6
With the visitors habit of variable team selection has seen Chesterwell A get within one point. The hosts, arguably the most inconsistent players in the league all failed to trouble the all-conquering Kevin Bird. However, Ethan Ali scored an excellent 11-7, 11-13, 12-10, 11-9 win over Patryk Polanski and then went down 7-11 in the fifth to the struggling Travis Holly, who had earlier gone down to Virat Patel and Abin Islam. A 4th point was gained by Ali and Islam who won out 5-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 in an excellent doubles contest over Bird and Polanski.
Wanderers B 1 v Wanderers A 9
The hosts’ nightmare season continues as they went down heavily to their ‘A’ side. Tony Wharton and Andy Law both gained reasonably easy trebles but Jon Taylor-Burt found it much harder, edging out reserve Maurice Jones and Paul Goodman in five, 11-6 and 11-8 respectively, but went down, again in five to Bob Hickson 11-9, 6-11, 6-11, 12-1, 11-3 and this result leaves the hosts at the bottom of the table.
Chesterwell A 8 v St John A 2
Chesterwell A’s trio of veterans continue to set the pace, and with the virtue of fielding a settled side, moved to within a point of the leaders. Mike Pond, playing now as well as ever, edged out Pete Boustred 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 13-15, 11-7 but won his other two with ease. His highlight being a 3 set victory 11-9, 11-8, 11-4 over Grant Timms who with wins over Stan Galkowski and Valdy Papiernik gained 2 points for the visitors.
Chesterwell C 9 v Higham Harriers B 1
Chesterwell maintained their fine run with a 3rd successive 9-1 victory. Maxine Shears scored her 4th successive treble and had great support from Stuart Coles (3 wins) and Clare Coles (2 wins) and the victory moves them up a further 2 places into 5th position in the league. Bob Collyer scored his side’s consolation point to prevent the whitewash.
Westfield B 8 v Old Grammarians B 2
This top versus bottom match resulted in a comfortable win for the home team. Martin Rice scored an excellent double for the visitors to give the score-line some respectability but another fine treble from Charlie Clements, his 5th of the season, along with 2 wins apiece for Leigh Clements and Mark Ramsden saw Westfield extend their lead at the top of the table to 8 points.
St. John B 9 v Wanderers D 1
The visitors could only field 2 players and paid the price, going down to a heavy 9-1 defeat. Mike Terry and Alan Hill both scored their 3rd maximums of the season and a double from David Hatherall made up the home team’s points. Mike Howorth scored the Wanderer’s lone point whilst Terry and Hatherall took the doubles in straight sets, keeping St. John in 2nd equal place in the league.
WDHA Superkings 7 v Higham Band A 3
After last week’s heavy defeat, the Superkings returned to winning ways with a good 7-3 home victory. Milan Pandya and Jack Bain both scored fine maximums, their 3rd each for the season and then teamed up to take the doubles in 5 close ends. For the away team, Nigel Magee, Pete Martin and Keith Stockley all managed to beat Manav Pandya but that was as good as it got.
Westfield C 6 v Wanderers C 4
This re-arranged match, postponed from week 7, resulted in a close 6-4 victory for the home team. 3 wins apiece for Tim Mason and Steve Fuller accounted for Westfield’s points whilst Mark Holly was unfortunate to remain pointless after taking 2 of the Wanderer’s players to 5 ends but losing each set 11-9 in the 5th end. James Findlay and Carl Singh finally scored a good, if surprising 11-8. 11-5, 11-9 doubles win over Westfield’s 2 unbeaten players and this point keeps the Wanderers in 2nd equal place in the league.
WDHA Knightriders 6 v Chesterwell E 4
In was a close battle of the bottom two teams with neither team winning a match previously but it was the Knightriders who came out victorious, Kavish Dodhia came away with the only hat trick but had a close call against Gavin Birmingham 11-9, 11-9, 13-15, 9-11, 12-10. Bipasha Ganatra had her best score to date, taking Katie Coles 11-2 in the 5th and defeated Birmingham after losing the first end 10-12, came back to win in four and just conceded to Peter Atkins 7-11 in the 5th. Jay Mandalia winning out 15-13, 10-12, 11-8, 12-10 against Coles, but loing out 4-11 in 5th to Birmingham. With the score at 6-3 the doubles was another close call, finally going to Atkins and Birmingham for Chesterwell 11-5, 8-11, 11-13, 16-14, 8-11 to finish off an exciting night.
Westfield E 2 v Stanwick VHTTC 8
Carl Eaves and Geoff Neville both secured hat tricks but Neville had a fright when Stuart Rae took him to 15-17 in the second leg, undeterred Neville completed his hat trick for no loss of end. Jon Tuplin only managed a single point against Nicole King as he lost out to Rae and Wendy Bradford in the 5th end 11-9 and 11-8 respectively. The doubles was another close call with Rae and King losing out 9-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-9, 4-11 to Neville and Eaves.
Wanderers E 1 v Chesterwell D 9
We should have been expecting a closer score-line between the top two sides in division 3, but leaders Chesterwells D showed their supremacy, losing only one point and are now 20 points clear of Wanderers E, on the same number of games. Johnathan Driscoll and Daniel Mann with their customary hat tricks but team mate Duncan Wright lost out to David May in three ends. Chesterwell added insult to injury taking the doubles 11-8 in the 5th.
Higham Band B 3 v Westfield D 7
A fine win for Westfield D, keeping them in a good position to take the runners-up spot with Amrat Mistry gaining his 5th hat trick. Surprisingly it was Raylee Burton who came away scoreless on the evening as Stuart Futrill gained two wins, one against highly ranked Stuart Holroyd and Asish Nandi with Neil Thompson also defeating Nandi and the final doubles point going to Westfield.
Old Grammarians A 2 (Steve Kendall, Mick Ball)
Chesterwell B 8 (Graham Ellson 3, Lukes Hughes, Carlton Ellwood 3, doubles Ellson/Ellwood)
WDHA Royals A 4 (Ethan Ali, Abin Islam, Virat Patel, doubles Ali/Islam)
Westfield A 6 (Kevin Bird 3, Travis Holly, Patryk Polanski 2)
Wanderers B 1 (Bob Hickson)
Wanderers A 9 (Tony Wharton 3, Andy Law 3, Jon Taylor-Burt 2, doubles Wharton/Law)
Chesterwell A 8 (Valdy Papiernik 2, Stan Galkowski 2, Mike Pond 3, doubles Galkowski/Pond)
St John A 2 (Grant Timms 2)
Chesterwell C 9 (Maxine Shears 3, Stuart Coles 3, Clare Coles 2, doubles Coles/Shears).
Higham Harriers B 1 (Bob Collyer)
Westfield B 8 (Charlie Clements 3, Leigh Clements 2, Mark Ramsden 2, doubles )
Old Grammarians B 2 (Martin Rice 2)
St John B 9 (Mike Terry 2, David Hatherall, Alan Hill 2, doubles Terry/Hatherall + 3 points by default)
Wanderers D 1 (Mike Howorth)
WDHA Superkings 7 (Milan Pandya 3, Jack Bain 3, doubles Bain/Pandya)
Higham Band A 3 (Nigel Magee, Pete Martin, Keith Stockley)
Westfield C 6 (Tim Mason 3, Steve Fuller 3)
Wanderers C 4 (Tony Wallis, Carl Singh, James Findlay, doubles Findlay/Singh)
WDHA Knightriders 6 (Kavish Dodhia 3, Bipasha Ganatra 2, Jay Mandalia 2)
Chesterwell E 4 (Peter Atkins 2, Gavin Birmingham, doubles Atkins/Birmingham)
Westfield E 2 (Stuart Rae, Wendy Brandford)
Stanwick VHTTC 8 (Geoff Neville 3, Carl Eaves 3, Jon Tuplin, doubles Neville/Eaves)
Wanderers E 1 (David May)
Chesterwell D 9 (Johnathan Driscoll 3, Duncan Wright 2, Daniel Mann 3, doubles Driscoll/Mann)
Higham Band B 3 (Neil Thompson, Stuart Futrill 2)
Westfield D 7 (Stuart Holroyd 2, Asish Nandi, Amrat Mistry 3, doubles Holroyd/Mistry)