Jack Williamson dealt Colebridge Aces title hopes a severe blow, with an unbeaten display for Beaufort Sports A, in the Premier Division. The individual leader beat Ed Lynn in a heavyweight battle in straight games, which was the decisive blow in a 6-4 victory for Sports. Hamstead A go storming on at the top of the section with an emphatic 10-0 drubbing of outclassed Colebridge Braves. Steve Robinson, Carl Morgan and Pete Waite were rarely troubled. Hamstead B crushed their C team 9-1 as Hemal Raval and Rajinder Singh both continued their fine campaigns with maximums.
There is no stopping Beaufort Sports C in Division One as Michael Bree and Jody Bevington starred in an emphatic 8-2 success over Sutton Coldfield B. The Sports duo were again at their unbeaten best in a 7-3 win over the same side in a re-arranged match. Parijat De of Bournville A reeled off trebles against both Smiths Wood B and Streetly C in 6-4 and 9-1 victories. Bhavesh Amlani supported De with a hat-trick against Streetly and two singles in the narrow success over Smiths. Bournville B thumped Streetly C 10-0 as leading coach Ian Scott, Pat McCabe and Rob Watts proved unstoppable. Sutton Coldfield A stormed to a 9-1 home win over Streetly B courtesy of max men Trevor Davies and George Webb.
In Division Two Martin George, Martin Clayton and Yaj Ghosh teamed up for Bournville C in a 10-0 demolition of Colebridge Hawks. Colebridge Dinosuars crushed Smithereens 8-2, with Dan Ranford again in fine fettle. Sam Henderson notched a max for Colebridge Chiefs against high fliers Colebridge Eagles, but Eagles soared to a 6-4 victory after a fine team effort.
Ivy Leaf A swept to another victory in Division Three as Paul Thomas and Barry Clarke gained maximums in the 9-1 away win at Sutton Coldfield E. Barry Sterling and Dave Linz bamboozled Streetly D with their complicated mix of spins in a 7-3 triumph for Jacombs A.
Tim Fell, the top individual in Division Four, was joined by Omar Zaman as a max man for Colebridge Jaguars as they purred to an impressive 8-2 success over Beaufort Sports D. Fell was also unbeaten in the 5-5 draw at Quinborne for whom Dave Freeman and Ming Sung won two each. Beaufort got back to winning ways at Smiths Wood D where Alan Thompson and Ron Fraser gained maximums in a 7-3 success. James Watts picked up a smart treble for Smiths Wood D agsinst Bournville F, but the visitors wrapped up a 6-4 result. Ken Lancaster, at 82 the oldest player in the league, showed he still has what it takes with an excellent treble For Sutton Coldfield F in their 7-3 victory ovrr Bournville F.
Colebridge Knaves go marching on in Division Five by inflicting a 9-1 demolition of Sutton Coldfield G, as Jamie Fellows and Todd Marshall continued in maximum form. An Ian Nash hat-trick ensured West Midlands Fire gained a 6-4 home win over Streetly E. The consistent Derek Palser was unbeaten for Ivy Leaf B in the 7-3 victory over Jacombs B.