Summer week 11

In Division 1 Smiths Wood A won 8-2 at Streetly A with Helen Turner and Paul Hancox unbeaten for the visitors. Colebridge Aces brought in Edward Lynn for their match at Beaufort A.  Both he and Rajinder Davsi were unbeaten for the League leaders who won 7-3 to consolidate at the top.  Only Smithereens A can realistically catch the Aces and their cause was helped by an 8-2 home win over struggling Sutton Coldfield A.  Jason Hadley starred for Smithereens with Trevor Davies winning two for the visitors.

In Division 2 Streetly B almost ended Colebridge Braves’ unbeaten run but two each from Mike Evetts and Lee Holtham saved the day for the Braves.  Holtham won 11-8 in the fifth against Mike Standen to nick a draw for the home team in the last set of the evening.  Colin Oakes bagged two for the visitors in a very tight match. Bournville kept up their chase for at least second place with an emphatic 8-2 win at Sutton Coldfield B.  Attacking ace Les Minott was unbeaten and Yaj Ghosh and Martin Clayton won two each.  The stonewall defence of the courageous Colin Cleverley earned him a plucky double.

There was a welcome 8-2 home win for Sutton Coldfield C in Division 3 against Beaufort Sports B with Michael Williams and Janet Matthews both unbeaten for the home club.  Hamstead took a step closer to the Division 3 title with a commanding 8-2 home win over second placed Quinborne.  Justus Dixon starred for the leaders with a hat trick backed up by Gurpal Virdi and Dapo Balogun with two apiece.  The talented Pulkit Bawa won two for Quinborne who were level after the first four singles matches.  Hamstead held their nerve at the crucial moments of the evening. 

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