Westfield A took club bragging rights as they beat their B team rivals 7-3 in the Premier Division.

Steve Silk was the hat-trick hero, beating Nicole Bird, Nick Howard and Matt Horrocks for the loss of three ends.

Despite being on the losing side Nicole took the Bird household glory, seeing off her off-form father Kevin 3-0.

Kevin had earlier fallen to Nick Howard, who bagged a fine win against Roumen Stefanov, but did beat Horrocks from 2-0 down.

Higham's ruthless form continued with a 10-0 thrashing of Westfield C, their sixth whitewash this season.

Westfield briefly threatened in a few games but saw their best chance of a win come and go in game nine when Matt Rushton fell away against Richard Bashford having battled from 2-0 down to level.

Andy Trott made it 27 wins from 27 as Higham extended their lead at the top to 14 points.

Corby Rothbury and Harborough A played out their first 5-5 draw of the season at Kingswood.

The returning Dave Welsman was key for Rothbury, winning all three singles without dropping an end.

He was aided by a win apiece for Adam Bendyk and Nigel Hunt against a luckless Kevin Shield.

But, trailing 5-4, Shield did get on the winning side to salvage a point for Harborough as he joined Nathan Thompson to win the doubles 11-6 in the fifth having trailed 2-0.

Kettering Town were the week's most comprehensive winners as they crushed Burton Baptist A 10-0.

Baptist managed just one end in total with Dave Needham testing Nigel Metcalfe, but Metcalfe's tricky serves saw him pull through.

John Fuller and Ian Brown were in cruise control, winning every singles end they played without being pushed beyond 11-8.

Corby Smash A came from 4-3 down to beat town rivals Corby Lyveden Fields 6-4.

In a game that went back and forth only Adam Wilson remained unbeaten although he was tested by Kyle Murie in his opener.

He completed his treble by beating Chris Haynes to make it 4-4 on the night before Smash's Alex Cochrane beat his own coach Henry Arthur 14-12 in the fifth.

Smash wrapped up the win when Wilson and Gary Pells won the doubles 3-0.

Results: Westfield B 3 (Howard 2, N Bird) Westfield A 7 (Silk 3, Stefanov, K Bird, K Bird/Stefanov), Westfield C 0 Higham 10 (Trott 3, Elliott 3, Bashford 3, Trott/Elliott), Corby Rothbury 5 (Welsman 3, Hunt, Bendyk) Harborough A 2 (Thompson 2, Burnham 2, Thompson/Shield), Kettering Town 10 (Fuller 3, Metcalfe 3, Brown 3, Fuller/Brown) Burton Baptist A 0, Corby Smash A 6 (Wilson 3, Pells, Cochrane, Wilson/Pells) Corby Lyveden Fields 4 (Murie 2, Haynes, Arthur)

Team of the week: Kettering Town

Player of the week: Dave Welsman

Thrapston, second placed in Division One, went to Westfield and came away with a win gained in the last game, when Stewart Williams and Chris Warliker overcame Scott Dixon and Graham Taylor. 

For such a close game, only two games went the distance and both involved Dixon; he lost the first game of the night against Williams but won the last singles after deuce against Warliker, who had his first blank night of the season. 

Williams had an excellent night, the only player to win all three, and he is on 83 per cent wins, but he was ably supported by Nitin Patel with a pair in his fifth match of the season.

Rothborough B took two points away from Burton B – two more than last time - when Ivor Jones beat Steve Smith and Lauren Ainsworth took the last two ends 12-10 against Nash Hooda, having only narrowly lost in five to Harry Lade. 

In both cases these were victories against players 16 places higher in the ranking. 

Lade got a hat-trick and Smith and Hooda a pair each before they also got the doubles together.

Corby Smash C emphasised their position above Burton C when they got a 6-4 win, repeating the previous score, but needed to repel a Burton fightback to make it certain in the doubles. 

It didn’t look like it would finish that way when Burton took the first two, but Smash took five of the next six to swing it their way. 

Again Gabor Toth got a maximum and Mike Ainsworth two before teaming up for the doubles. 

Burton C were also overtaken by Corby Smash B when they beat Harborough C 8-2. 

Tyler Hillery won nine straight ends, only taken to deuce once, brother Lewis got a pair but there were four deuces in the seven ends he needed for his wins, and Andy Frearson also got a brace, both losing out to Phil Dixon. 

Smash B are now only one point behind Smash C.

Although Harborough D beat Corby Lincoln 8-2 only two games were over the quick way in a closely contested match. 

Ken Murie deserves a mention as he had a blank night but won five ends trying; Callum Donaldson (ranked 153) and John Hunt (132), playing up, beat Dave Coombs (120), in Donaldson’s case reversing the earlier defeat, then Coombs reversed his defeat by Murie in week 2. 

Vaughan Allington got his second maximum and Danny Verrall his fourth.

After Harborough B won the first four games in straight ends it looked unlikely that Lakeview would win, and so it proved, but the 3-7 score was an improvement for the Corby team. 

As usual Stephen Woolston led the way with a double, the last one in the last game coming from behind to beat Steve Crook, and Tom Lathom also got one. 

Danny Verrall played his first game for the leaders, who have now passed 100 points, and bagged a pair, but Liam Burnham was again untroubled, dropping only one end all night. 

Crook and Verrall added the extra point to take then five clear of Thrapston.

Results: Burton Baptist B 8 (Lade 3, Hooda 2, Smith 2, Hooda/Smith) Rothborough B 2 (Ainsworth, Jones), Burton Baptist C 4 (Muggleton 2, Crasto, Marshall) Corby Smash C 6 (Toth 3, Ainsworth 2, Ainsworth/Toth), Corby Lakeview 3 (Woolston 2, Lathom) Harborough B 7 (Burnham 3, D Verrall 2, Crook, Crook/D Verrall), Harborough C 2 (Dixon 2) Corby Smash B 8 (T Hillery 3, Frearson 2, L Hillery 2, Frearson/T Hillery), Harborough D 8 (Allington 3, D Verrall 3, Coombs, Allington/ D Verrall) Corby Lincoln 2 (Donaldson, Hunt), Westfield D 4 (Dixon 2, Brudenall, Taylor) Thrapston 6 (Williams 3, N Patel 2, Warliker/Williams)

Player of the week: Callum Donaldson

Team of the week: Rothborough B

In Division Two, Rothborough D completed a double in the club derby against Rothborough C. 

The ‘D’ team flew out of the traps to take a 4-0 lead which included two wins for captain Peter Rowbotham over Sally Taylor and Tony Yeomans. 

Brett Owen also picked up an excellent win against a battling Alan Brisley. 

The ‘C’ string did win four of the last six games, but there was no way back for them when Owen beat Yeomans to complete his treble. 

Long serving Rothborough player Pete Sturges was also victorious against Yeomans and joined Owen for the doubles, but they just lost out 11-8 in the fifth end to Brisley and Taylor.

The scoreline at Old Village Hall was also 6-4 to the home team. 

The Tyler duo of Alan and Beth took five singles wins between them against Corby Harrogate with only Beth missing out in four ends against a composed Ted Eastman. 

Old’s Wendy Bradford lost to Eastman and John Hunt and levelled her game against Nathan Dixon at 2-2 before going down 11-9 in a thrilling final end. 

Bradford’s evening finally ended on a high note when she partnered Alan Tyler in a four end doubles win. 
Old stay at the top of the table and Harrogate remain in the promotion hunt.

Corby Smash D won 10-0 at Corby Chesham as Chris Winter, Dominic Elrington and Neil Marlow all found their top form. 

Smash took the first six games without dropping an end before Claire Dixon of Chesham took a 2-0 lead against Elrington, but could not convert her advantage into a win as Elrington lost just seven points in the final three ends. 

Mia Solomon did well to take an end off Marlow, but the Smash player eventually proved too strong. 

Smash remain in the bottom half of the table despite their first maximum haul of the season.

Results: Rothborough D 6 (Owen 3, Rowbotham 2, Sturges) Rothborough C 4 (Brisley 2, Taylor, Brisley/Taylor), Old Village 6 (A Tyler 3, B Tyler 2, A Tyler/Bradford) Corby Harrogate 4 (Eastman 2, Hunt, N Dixon), Corby Chesham 0 Corby Smash D 10 (Winter 3, Elrington 3, N Marlow 3, Winter/Marlow)

Player of the week: Brett Owen

Team of the week: Corby Smash D

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