2012-13 Week 13
Pat Glynn showed his best form of the season for Smiths Wood A against Colebridge Braves, in the Premier Division.  The former Ireland international and 2011/12 Player of the Season used his lethal mix of power and block to telling effect in a superb hat-trick.  Glynn included talented youngster Lee Holtham amongst his victims as he won all three sets in straight games in a 7-3 victory for Smiths.  Streetly A and Hamstead B drew 5-5, with Bemi Okunribido and Ray Dixon winning two singles each for Streetly and Rajinder Singh and Hemal Reval doing likewise for Hamstead. Dixon is showing a welcome return to form, as the England O60 international has been plagued by injury in recent times.  Beaufort Sports A were back to their best in a 9-1 thrashing of Hamstead C. Jack Williamson and Rob Rowson were both unbeaten for Sports.
Jack Styring has made a return to the sport this season at the age of 16.  Smiths Wood coaching supremo Simon Upson rated Styring as one of his best ever cadet players at under 14 level.  Styring of Smiths Wood B inflicted a rare defeat on Pat McCabe of Bournville B by a three straight margin in a 5-5 scoreline in Division One.  Styring and Kevin Pickles won two singles each for Smiths as did McCabe for Bournville.
Steve Taylor was at his consistent top-spinning best for Streetly B as they edged Streetly C 6-4. Beaufort Sports C are currently proving unstoppable and Jody Bevington and Michael Bree were both max men in the 8-2 defeat of Sutton Coldfield C.  Bree reeled off another treble in a comfortable 7-3 triumph over Bournville B.  Bhavesh Amlani and Parijat De emulated the feat for Bournville A in another 8-2 success over Sutton Coldfield B.  Amlani and reserve Martin George had maximums in the 7-3 away win at Sutton Coldfield B.
George also gained a hat-trick for Bournville C in a 7-3 success at Colebridge Dinosaurs in Division Two.
Bernard Oliver is another player enjoying a fabulous season and the feisty pensioner was unstoppable for Colebridge Eagles as the title favourites hammered Smithereens 8-2.  Colebridge Chiefs had an easy 8-2 win over clubmates Colebridge Falcons courtesy of trebles from Sam Henderson and Mike Credland.
Roger Ellerington, Dave Smye and Gordon Hodges produced a fine team effort for Smiths Wood C in Division Three as they edged Ivy Leaf A 6-4.   Smiths also enjoyed an 8-2 away success at Sutton D with Hodges and Ellerington max men on this occasion.  Ivy Leaf got back to winning ways at Walmley A by a 6-4 margin thanks to a Darren Williams treble.  The popular Tony Arends made a welcome return for the winning team and picked up a singles victory.  Jacombs A and Sutton Coldfield E drew 5-5,  with the highlight in this match being a win for 15 year old Nuuradin Abuukar over experienced defender Mark Georgevic.
Colebridge Jaguars go roaring on in Division Four after an easy 8-2 success at Bournville E. Individual leader Tim Fell and Andrew Cooper both gained maximums for Jags.  James Watts of Smiths Wood D was the only unbeaten player in the match as his side drew 5-5 with Bournville E.  Alan Thompson chopped and floated his way to a treble for Beaufort Sports D in another 5-5 scoreline at Walmley B.  Sports were involved in another draw at Bournville E.  Sutton Coldfield F were indebted to a Bob Graham hat-trick in the convincing 8-2 victory at Smiths Wood D.
Colebridge Knaves overwhelmed Jacombs B 9-1 in Division Five, as both Todd Marshall and Jamie Fellows gained maximums.  Nick Matthews and Chris Latham repeated the feat for Walmley C at Ivy Leaf B in another 9-1 score.  Ashley Stokes joined his two Walmley teammates as a max man in thr 10-0 drubbing of Jacombs B. 
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