MICHAEL Browne, the former Birmingham and Warwickshire champion, was in magnificent form for Smiths Wood A at Hanstead B in the Premier Division. The big hitter from Castle Bromwich despatched Mark Brookes, Lindon Douglas and Colin Greene with ease in a 7-3 victory for his side. Beaufort Sports A keep their lofty spot after a 6-4 success at Smiths Wood B, thanks to a quality maximum from Jack Williamson. Terry Cooper’s forehand was in fine fettle as he led Streetly A to a 6-4 away win at Sutton Coldfield A. Second place Hamstead A had a regulation 10-0 mauling of Smiths Wood B.
Baz Barrett of Hamstead C stays top of the individuals in Division One following an 8-2 thrashing of Beaufort Sports C. West Midlands Police A nicked an exciting battle with Colebridge Chiefs 6-4 courtesy of a Paul Ducros hat-trick. Parijat De continued his impressive form for Bournville B at Maypole A in a 6-4 success. Steve Taylor is back to his best for Streetly B as he showed in the 6-4 home win over Smiths Wood C. Smithereens A retain a promotion spot after edging Sutton Coldfield B 6-4, despite a rare defeat for England O60 international Ray Dixon at the hands of Purdip Shoker who came back from two games down. Jason Hadley notched an impressive treble for Smiths.
British Deaf international Andy Calloway was a maximum man for Sutton C at Colebridge Giants in a narrow 6-4 win in Division Two. Smithereens B were well served by Paul Adams and Dave Whittingslow as they slew Colebridge Dinosaurs 6-4. Dan Ranford and Tim Freeman were unstoppable for Quinborne A at Smiths Wood D in a 9-1 victory. Streetly C were 6-4 winners over Colebridge Eagles via yet another Richard Parks hat-trick.
Barry Clarke continues to impress in Division Three for Ivy Leaf A registering yet another maximum in a 6-4 victory at Colebridge Hawks. Barry Sterling rolled back the years for Jacombs A in a 6-4 win at Maypole B. recording an excellent treble. Walmley A beat Sutton Coldfield E 7-3 with another ‘Golden Oldie’ in Alan White gaining a maximum. Tony Sheldon of Bournville B was the only unbeaten plauer as his side drew 5-5 with Quinborne B.
Defensive ace Alan Thompson was unstoppable for Beaufort Sports D in a comfortable 7-3 victory over Bournville C in Division Four. Gurpal Virdi, Dapo Balagun and Koheleth Bailey combined superbly for Hamstead D in a 10-0 mauling of Walmley B. Sutton Coldfield F had an impressive 9-1 home win over Streetly D thanks to Steve Bailey and Sharmarke Abdikanim hat-tricks. Tim Fell was the difference between the sides as he led Colebridge Indians to a 6-4 win at West Midlands Police B.
Howard Lewis and Barry Sullivan were both in maximum form for Jacombs B in an 8-2 thumping of Colebridge Knaves in Division Five. Ivy Leaf B were indebted to a Derek Palser treble in the 5-5 draw with Sutton Coldfield G. Maypole C blitzed Colebridge Lions 10-0. Dave Lewis led Smiths Wood E to a 6-4 home success over Colebridge Jaguars with a fine unbeaten display.