Ashford Hill Ramblers had a resounding 8-2 win over Thatcham A to take maximum points and head the table. Sam Ricks was in great form again winning all his games in three and he was backed up by John Goodyer and Steve Murgatroyd who had two wins each 
JOG who have a stronger team this year beat AWE Fission by 10 -0 with only one match going the distance Dom Cutter,Adam Pacyna  and Peter Sinyard all going unbeaten.
Woolton Hill Eagles also had a big win over Thatcham Colts with maximums from Duncan Groves and Antony Baker . Keith Langley won two only losing out to Colts Joseph Cornmell. Colts had fought hard but lost four matches in deciding sets .
Woolton Hill Badgers did well to earn a point against Thatcham Nomads for whom Nat Richardson had a triple and Alan Duke a double . Andy Moore got two for Badgers and Sue Purton had a good win over Kevin Brooker to stop Nomads getting full points The final result being 7-3 
Upton Ultraviolets got there first win on the board with a 8-2 victory over Thatcham Thunder with John Talbot leading the way with a hard fought treble with Stu Walker and Mike Aistrop both winning twice .Talbot had to come back from two sets to one to beat Barry Carter who won both of Thunders games.
Title favourites Thatcham C  had to scrap for a 6-4 win over Thatcham Spartans with no player winning all their matches and none losing all three. Bao Ty Ly and Seb Bielec won twice for the victors whilst Eric Panting got two for Spartans.Match of the night was between Ly and Jeremy Skelton with Skelton two sets  down and 10-6 down in the decider went on to win it 12-10
Thatcham Lions had an excellent win against Ashford Hill Misfits with Eddie Haines winning all three and Peter Erlich getting two. Erlich looked like getting all three too but Simon Craig came from two sets down to win . Craig won two for Misfits. 
Thatcham X got there first point in this division when losing 7-3 to Kintbury Cobras with Matt Smith getting two good wins.Cobra's Ian Wu kept his 100% record though but was taken to five by Tom Lewis. Chris Watson had a double for Cobras including a 12-10 decider against the unfortunate Lewis.
Thatcham Hawks are the early leaders with three straight wins and the latest was the 8-2 defeat of Thatcham Dragons with Ian Dickason winning three and Christine Milne and Arthur Smith two each 
Kintbury Outlaws are going well and defeated Thatcham Spitfires 8-2 with a David Rawlings hatrick and two each from Dave Rees and John Tanner . John Panting getting the consulation two for Spitfires.
In the Woolton Hill derby Woodpeckers beat Racketeers 7-3 with a maximum from Archie Dyson two from Max McDougall and the two of them in the doubles that got the victory. Sthiven Pinilla won twice for Racketeers.
Racketeers also lost 7-3 to Thatcham Dragons although they could only field two players this time. Alex Rotaru won two and teamed up with Chris Nash to win the doubles. Judy Piper had two wins for Racketeers 
West Ilsley B and Thatcham Choppers had a close match ending in a 5-5 draw Choppers Ian Whiting was man of the match and was undefeated all night Jeremy  Skelton assisted with a double . Lionel Shappard was Ilsleys best with a  double just losing out to Whiting 11-9 in the fifth 
Rosemoor put up a spirited fight but lost out to Inkpen Insufferables by 7-3 . Rob Sim three wins and Tom Kelly two did the damage .
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