When they visited Henley A Veterans were represented by octogenarians George Mudie, Peter Rodwell, and Brian Marston, with a combined age of 245, thus undoubtedly becoming the oldest trio to have played in the Stratford league. The three singles games they won were all achieved over five sets, proving that the advancing years have not detracted from their fitness. Marston went the full distance before gaining victory over both Geoff Shephard and Dave Hatcher, with the latter also losing in the decider to Mudie. Marston and Rodwell earned Veterans’ fourth point with success in the doubles.
An unbeaten performance from Nello Mauri provided the backbone to Blazing Paddles 8-2 win at
Mauri was still feeling the effects of his exertions the following evening when Paddles entertained Shottery A and were on the receiving end of a whitewash. He took early leads against Stephen Foster and Gary Stewart without being able to press home the advantages, and then lost out to Graham Poole as all three Shottery players went on to record unbeaten performances.
Also undefeated were JLM Falcons duo of Stef Mytton and Steve Cull which enabled them to overcome Ashorne 7-3 where Steve Bolton, Roger Pye and Jim Jack all earning a point for the villagers.