2011-12 Week 16
Steve and Lester Bertie were both unbeaten for Hamstead A at Colebridge Braves in the Premier Division, in a 7-3 victory for the away side. Former Warwickshire No 1 Lester showed his staying power with a 13-11 in the fifth success over Alan Hewitt and also beating Amit Ubhi in the deciding game.  Beaufort Sports A edged Smiths Wood B 6-4 courtesy of an impressive Jon Ludlow treble.  Leaders Colebridge Aces blasted Beaufort Sports B 10-0, while second placed Smiths Wood A performed a similar demolition job on Hamstead B by a 9-1 margin.  Pen-holder Trevor Davies had a magnificent hat-trick for Sutton Coldfield A in a 6-4 victory at Streetly A, to give his side a real hope of avoiding the drop.  Davies beat Terry Cooper, James Rudge and Bemi Okunribido in a high quality display.
 
Bournville A stormed to a 9-1 triumph over Maypole A in Division One thanks to maximums from Les Minott and Parijat De.  Hamstead C clinched the title in fine style with a 9-1 mauling of Beaufort Sports C, with Baz Barrett and Erroll Walker both unbeaten.  Smithereens A look set to join them in the top flight after a superb 10-0 success over the highly rated Sutton Coldfield B side.  Stephen Smith, Matt Satchwell and Jason Hadley stunned their opponents with such a one sided score-line.  Smiths Wood C were indebted to both Paul Leck and Fazal Ali in their clash with Streetly B, as the duo both gained maximums and teamed up for doubles success.  Dave Ameghino notched a hat-trick for West Midlands Police A in their 5-5 draw with Colebridge Chiefs.
 
Colebridge Eagles clawed their way to top spot in Division Two after a narrow 6-4 victory over Streetly C, despite a comfortable Richard Parks treble for the visitors.  Mike Cooper and Andy Calloway were both maximum men for Sutton Coldfield C as they toppled Colebridge Giants 7-3.  Reserve Steve Bailey was the star for Sutton Coldfield D as they pipped Colebridge Falcons 6-4.
 
Martin Clayton and Martin George proved unplayable for Bournville B in their Division Three clash with Quinborne B, leading their side to a 9-1 victory. Ivy Leaf A were indebted to Barry Clarke as they clawed their way to a 6-4 success over Colebridge Hawks.  Alan White gained a maximum for Walmley A at Sutton Coldfield E, but two wins each for Pete Worship and Roy Astle ensured a share of the spoils for Sutton in a 5-5 scoreline.
 
Bournville C hammered Beaufort Sports D 9-1 in Division Four as Dave Lyne and Bruce Barrett notched trebles. Asim Shabir led Suton Coldfield F to a 7-3 triumph at Streetly D with a smart treble.
 
James Watts was unbeaten for Smiths Wood E in a 7-3 win at Colebridge Jaguars in Division Five.  Jacombs B edged Colebridge Knaves 6-4, thanks to a Howard Lewis hat-trick.  There is no stopping individual leader Sam Henderson of Maypole C, who gained yet another hat-trick in the 8-2 mauling of Colebridge Lions.  Derek Palser and Colin Benton enjoyed maximums for Ivy Leaf B at Sutton Coldfield G in an 8-2 hammering.
  
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