In Division 1 Figheldean defeated two man Hanson Jaguars 25 – 13 to keep their second place safe. Lionel Coles (Figheldean) and Julie Dean won two sets each, with Brian Cook supplying one. Graham Audin was the only winner for Jaguars with one, but surprisingly Trevor Whitelock was unlucky to fail against firstly Brian, 4-11, 11-5, 12-10, 6-11, 13-11 then against Lionel 11-3, 11-1, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9. The doubles was a good result for Jaguars when Julie & Lionel lost to Graham & Trevor 9-11, 11-8, 5-11, 6-11.
Hanson ‘A’ are still trying to claw their way to second place and the 30 – 3 victory over Hanson Leopards certainly helped. Dan Geary, Peter Henderson and Steve Rollason all won three and as expected took the doubles. Just one set went to five games when Dan just managed to defeat Peter Dyson 11-7, 8-11, 4-11, 11-5, 11-8.
Hanson Cougars had a good win against two man Hanson Panthers 29 – 7 thanks to two sets each from Andy Barnes and Gerry Vaughan. Dave Broomfield won one for Panthers beating Nick George 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 7-11.
The top match in Division 2 this week resulted in Hanson Kestrals losing 11 – 27 to 3D’s. Steve Harris won three for 3D’s, with both Nicky Downs and Marie Dyke contributing two sets each. Kestral’s winners were Will Cooper and Mark Pettengell with one each. Mark had a great tussle with Marie before losing 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 9-11, 12-14, but then beat Nicky 9-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-5.
Test Valley ‘A’ took on Enham and went down 3 - 29. Peter Farmer and Roy Horner (Enham) won three each, whilst Patrick Baker only won two. The reason for Patrick’s loss is that Alex Dennis beat him 11-6, 15-17, 9-11, 13-11, 11-4 which caused great applause for young Alex’s determined effort.
Hanson Pidgeons continue to aim for second place in this division despite playing the match with two players yet again. They still managed to overcome Hanson Falcons 21 – 13, as both Nathan and Adam Shears won three each and took the doubles. However, Adam had to work hard against Val Fox before winning 11-7, 11-8, 6-11, 7-11, 11-3.