Chronicle Report 7th Apr 2016

Radstock Wreckers are in pole position to pip Bear Flat A to the Division Two title after a 7-3 home success against Key Centre B left them 4 points ahead with one match each left to play. Wayne Button took the honours for the Wreckers with a treble, while Dave Gamlin (2) and Paul Crocker also won games. Mark Tanner (2) and Sue Ruse earned points for the visitors.

Bottom team Bathford E registered a rare win, beating Oldfield E 6-4 away from home, with Mark Davis, John Holding, and Kai Ball all carding braces. Keith Walter’s hat-trick, plus victory in the doubles, was not enough for the home team.

In a re-arranged Premier Division derby, two man Oldfield A beat their B team club-mates 7-3, meaning that Bob Hindle and Alan Champneys were both unbeaten.

Key Centre A visited Bristol Civil Service and won 6-4, thanks to a maximum from Peter Galea, a pair from Martyn Le Butt, and a point for the doubles. Mark Kinlocke replied for the hosts with a brace, and Steve Tainton and Andy Cooper won a game apiece.

Bath Invaders are now firm favourites for the Division One title as they are level on points with Chippenham C with two games to play, to Chippenham’s one. Coincidently, all three of those matches involve Bathford B.

Invaders boosted their chances with an emphatic 10-0 away win against bottom team Batheaston A. Ray Hall, Simon Monks, and Neil Darnley were the undefeated trio.

Chippenham C had an altogether more difficult challenge away to Frys, and had to settle for a 6-4 win. Mark Plowright, Andy Perham, and Bryan Taylor each won pairs for the away team, whilst Fred Martin (2) and Phil Turner claimed points for Frys.



Premier Division

Bristol Civil Service 2 (M. Kinlocke 1, S. Tainton 0, C. Adamek 1) Bathford A 8 (A. Bolhuis 3, R. Bennett 1, B. Dearling 3, Dbls 1)

Oldfield B 3 (D. Ashley 1, D. Coombe 1, M. George 1) Oldfield A 7 (R. Hindle 3, A. Champneys 3, Dbls 1)

Bristol Civil Service 4 (S. Tainton 1, A. Cooper 1, M. Kinlocke 2) Key Centre A 6 (K. Milsom 0, M. Le Butt 2, P. Galea 3, Dbls 1)

Oldfield B 3 (W. Guibarra 1, P. Redman 1, D. Coombe 1) Chippenham B 7 (A. Cox 3, P. Bevan 0, S. Cooper 3, Dbls 1)

Yatton Keynell A 3 (J. Smith 2, K. Holland 0, S. Eagles 1) Bathford A 7 (A. Bolhuis 3, R. Bennett 1, B. Dearling 2, Dbls 1)



Division 1

Frys 4 (M. Moore 0, P. Turner 1, F. Martin 2, Dbls 1) Chippenham C 6 (M. Plowright 2, A. Perham 2, B. Taylor 2)

Bathford B 4 (J. Truss 1, R. Gaisford 1, S. Phillips 2) Yatton Keynell B 6 (S. Richardson 3, M. Terrell 2, A. Dawes 0, Dbls 1)

Batheaston A 0 (D. Townsend 0, P. Gentle 0, P. Smith 0) Bath Invaders 10 (R. Hall 3, S. Monks 3, N. Darnley 3, Dbls 1)



Division 2

Oldfield E 4 (M. Bishop 0, K. Walter 3, P. Harris 0, Dbls 1) Bathford E 6 (M. Davis 2, J. Holding 2, K. Ball 2)

Radstock Wreckers 7 (D. Gamlin 2, W. Button 3, P. Crocker 1, Dbls 1) Key Centre B 3 (M. Tanner 2, S. Ruse 1, D. Carter 0)
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