Summer Week 7

In Division 1 Colebridge Aces remained unbeaten, taking maximum points from an 8-2 victory at Streetly A.  Many of the sets were close and Streetly were unlucky not to get a point.  Amman Ubhi and Kate Hughes were unbeaten for the League leaders. Beaufort Sports A triumphed 7-3 at home to basement team Sutton Coldfield A who were indebted to Trevor Davies.  The unorthodox penholder won all three in a typically combative performance.  Rob Rowson, Rob Sheldon and Jon Ludlow won two each for Beaufort.  Jason Hadley starred with a treble for Smithereens A in a hard earned 6-4 home win over Smiths Wood A.  This included a win over the highly rated Alan Caffery 11-9 in the fifth. He was supported by the classy Paul Myatt with two wins.  Paul Hancox conjured up a magical brace for the visitors.

Colebridge Braves continued their unbeaten run in Division 2 with a 10-0 home win over Maypole A.  Jim Ferguson came close for the visitors.  Match of the week in this section was Smithereens B’s 6-4 home win over Bournville.  Two for Stephen Smith, two for Steve Smith, one for the improving Karl Oliver and victory in the doubles edged out the visitors for whom Martin George was a maximum man.  Sutton Coldfield B found John Waters virtually unplayable as they slipped to a 7-3 home defeat to Streetly B.  The combination bat master won his singles matches three straight and teamed up with Mike Standen to win the doubles.  Standen also won two singles but the evergreen Colin Cleverley earned a point for the home team with a solid double.

In Division 3 Sutton Coldfield C lost at home to championship chasing Quinborne.  John Pepper spiced things up with a fighting double but Peter Undery won three for the visitors who triumphed 8-2.  Table topping Hamstead defeated Smiths Wood B 7-3 to press on towards the title.  Simon Upson made a rare Summer League appearance for the visitors and his treble earned them a point and no doubt gave the Hamstead youngsters some useful experience.  Young Sam Henderson showed rich promise with a cool hat trick and doubles success as his Maypole B side pipped Beaufort Sports B 6-4.  This included a win over the highly accomplished Ron Kite who notched two for the visitors. 

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