2012-13 Week 16
Vikas Bakshi and Ben Willson enabled Colebridge Braves to get back to winning ways in their Premier Division clash against Hamstead C.  The duo both picked up maximums in a crushing 9-1 victory.  Ed Lynn and Amann Ubhi did likewise for Colebridge Aces in a similar scoreline over Streetly B.
 
Bournville A and Sutton Coldfield A drew 5-5 in a top of the table battle in Division One.  Trevor Davies reeled off a majestic hat-trick for Sutton, with Les Minott and Bhavesh Amlani picking up two singles each for the home side.  Minott ensured a share of the spoils with a final set success over George Webb by a decisive 11-7, 11-5, 11-9 margin.  Beaufort Sports C are also in the title battle and roared to a 9-1 away win at Streetly B thanks to the usual trebles from Michael Bree and Jody Bevington.  Colin Oakes was a max man for Streetly C at Sutton Coldfield C in a 7-3 triumph.
 
Colebridge Dinosaurs stay in the promotion frame in Division Two following an emphatic 8-2 victory over Colebridge Giants.  Backhand specialist Brian Morris was unbeaten for Dinosaurs, with pen-holder Micky Bere picking up the Giants two. Colebridge Hawks and Colebridge Falcons clawed their way to a 5-5 draw. West Midlands Police and Colebridge Chiefs also shared the spoils in a high quality encounter.  Sam Henderson of Chiefs continued his superb season with another maximum.  Martin George of Bournville C closed in on the individual title after another treble at Smithereens, but the home side put in a fine team effort to clinch a 6-4 victory.  Steve Smith sealed the win by beating Tim Freeman 12-10 in the fifth after being two games down.
 
Paul Thomas chopped and floated his way to a maximum for Division Three high fliers Ivy Leaf A in their comfortable 7-3 away win over Sutton Coldfield D.  Walmley A enjoyed a nail biting 6-4 win at Smiths Wood C courtesy of hat-tricks from the experienced duo of Chris Hall and Alan White.  Hall gained the crucial success over Dave Smye by 12-10 in the fifth after being two games down.  Boni Amin led Sutton Coldfield E to a 7-3 triumph at Streetly D.
 
Richard Howes notched a maximum for Walmley B in the Division Four fixture with Bournville F to lead his side to a 7-3 win.  Colebridge Jaguars had a hard fought 6-4 success over Smiths Wood D despite individual leader Tim Fell losing to both Dave Lewis and James Watts.
 
Sutton Coldfield G and Ivy Leaf B drew 5-5 in Division Five with the highlight being a great performance from Belle Halliwell who celebrated her recent 80th birthday with a hat-trick.  Ashley Stokes and Chris Latham were both max men for Walmley C in their emphatic 9-1 home win over Bournville G. 
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