2012-13 week 12
Ed Lynn produced an attacking masterclass for Colebridge Aces in their crucial Premier Division clash with Smiths Wood A.  The leading coach who remains a top class player gained a maximum in a 6-4 victory, while Pat Glynn and Michael Browne won two each for Smiths.
Sutton Coldfield B won a hard fought tussle with Streetly B by a 6-4 margin in Divison One, with Purdip Shoker and John Ludford picking up two each for Sutton and Steve Taylor and John Waters doing likewise for Streetly.  Smiths Wood B also defeated a Streetly side 6-4, with Mark Hale and newcomer Kevin Pickles picking up a brace each, despite Richard Parks notching a hat trick for his C team.  Michael Bree and Jody Bevington stormed straight through the card at Bournville B as Beaufort C ran out easy 9-1 winners, Di St.Ledger chipped in with two.  
Bernard Oliver and a rejuvenated Dean Hicks were in awesome unbeaten form for Colebridge Eagles in their 9-1 thumping of Colebridge Hawks in Division Two.  Bournville C continued their successful campaign and the force was certainly with them as they gave West Midlands Police an 8-2 pasting as Martin George reeled off yet another treble.
Colebridge Dinosaurs crushed Colebridge Falcons 8-2, with Dan Ranford back to his swashbuckling best for Dinosaurs.
Neil Wheatley was a max men for Colebridge Chiefs in a narrow 6-4 success over Colebridge Giants.  Sam Henderson suffered a rare defeat to the consistent Chris Allen of Giants 11-6 in the fifth.
Andy Rickard and Andy Rowland were both unbeaten for Bournville D in an impressive 9-1 away win at Streetly D in Division Three.
Beaufort Sports D beat Boutnville F 7-3 in Division Four courtesy of a Ron Fraser treble.  Bruce Barrett gained a maximum for Bournville E in a 7-3 victory over Quinborne and received solid support from Nigel Collins and Tony Sheldon.  Sutton Coldfield F kept up their promotion challenge with an 8-2 demolition of Smiths Wood D.  Bob Graham led the way with a fiery maximum and was ably supported with two each from Roy Astle and Gerald Billington.
Streetly E hammered Jacombs B 9-1 in Division Five with Tony Badham and Kevin Baynham picking up maximums.
Chris Latham of Walmley C was the only unbeaten player on view as his side edged Sutton Coldfield G 6-4.  Riaz Hussain was unbeaten for Bournville G against West Midlands Fire, but the visitors came away with a 6-4 triumph. 
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