Summer Week 5

Colebridge Aces stretched their unbeaten run to five matches with a 7-3 home win over Smithereens A.  Young Rajinder Davsi starred with a sparking treble over experienced opposition with Kate Hughes and Amit Ubhi supporting him well with two wins apiece.  Helen Turner and Alasdhair Broadbent were unbeaten for Smiths Wood A in a comfortable 9-1 home victory over Sutton Coldfield A.  Only Mike Cooper prevented a whitewash for the visitors with a win over Adrian Jones.  Beaufort Sports A are the draw specialists in Division 1 and were at it again in a tense match at Streetly A.  Jessica Birbeck starred for the visitors with a hat trick including the last set of the night 11-8 in the fifth against long pimple blocker Terry Cooper.  The dependable Rob Rowson won two for Beaufort as did Cooper for Streetly.

In Division 2 Smithereens B drew with Sutton Coldfield B thanks to a treble from attacking ace Kevin Flavell and two from the improving Karl Oliver.  Colin Cleverley won two and shared a doubles win with Roy Astle to earn Sutton Coldfield a draw. Bournville lost their unbeaten record at home to Colebridge Braves going down 7-3.  Lee Holtham and Dean Hicks were again unbeaten for the Shirley based club who are clearly in the hunt for honours in this section.  Bournville’s Les Minott won a classic against Mike Evetts 15-13 in the fifth to earn a point for the home team in the last set of the evening.  Streetly B, like Colebridge Braves, have reached this stage of the season unbeaten and earned a comfortable 8-2 maximum at Maypole A with topspinning attacker Richard Parks and defensive ace Mike Standen both unbeaten.  The matches between Colebridge and Streetly might settle the destination of the Division 2 title.

In Division 3 Hamstead continued their march towards the championship with another fine performance at Beaufort Sports B. The youngsters beat a very experienced line up 9-1.  Only Ron Kite stopped the rot and the deadly duo of Justus Dixon and Gurpal Virdi again proved unbeatable.  Quinborne took the honours with a 9-1 win at Smiths Wood B.  Peter Undery and Ming Sung were unbeaten with David Lewis winning one match for the home team. 

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