League Week 12 Extra

Hamstead A are in pole position to retain the Premier Division title with just a third of the season remaining.  Steve Bertie has a record of 28/30, Nabil Khalfey 23/24 and both Andy Dixon and Lester Bertie both losing once in 18 singles matches.  This consistent quartet have brushed aside the expected challenge of former champions Colebridge Aces and it will be a major shock if Hamstead slipped up now.

Steve Taylor picked up another maximum for Colebridge Lions against Sutton Coldfield E in Division Three, but the visitors still came on top by a 6-4 margin thanks to two wins each from Chris Harris, Clive Oakman and Boni Amin.  Jim Ferguson inspired Maypole B to a 6-4 win at Walmley A, which included an epic 14-12 in the fifth success over Maurice Clayton.

Pulkit Bawa gained a maximum for Quinbotne B in a 6-4 home win over Colebridge Magpies in Division Four, with Kevin Bray and Oliver New notching two wins each for Magpies.  Sutton Coldfield H have been forced to withdraw from the section, due to illness and injury.

Beaufort Sports D beat F.Jacombs A 7-3, although Howard Lewis was unbeaten for the losers.  Luke Taylor was another maximum performer for Colebridge Nobles in a comfortable 7-3 victory over Maypole C, in a match which saw teammate Alan Buttle and Sam Henderson of Maypole pick up two each.  Ivy Leaf B thumped Sutton Coldfield I 8-2 with the consistent Derek Palser gaining a treble, but the match of the night saw Colin Benton recovering to beat Sutton's Janet Matthews 11-6 in the decider.


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