Shottery's A and B teams both recorded clean sweeps when they took on lower opposition. The senior side travelled to Henley B who put in a spirited display which only seemed to inspire the champions to play better. Robert McCluskey took games off Stephen Foster and Graham Poole, while the latter also found himself at an early disadvantage against Dave Hatcher, but ultimately the difference in the team's league standings was evident as Gary Stewart, Foster and Poole all emerged with their records intact.
Shottery B were also on song when they visited FISSC. In the opening match of the fixture the Farmers' Richard Bennett grabbed an early lead against Tim Fell, but from then on it was all downhill for the hosts. Fell began the turnaround by winning the next three games to claim his team’s first victory. After that Shottery B dropped just one more game, to Malcolm Smith, as they went on to inflict the whitewash. Indeed it wasn't a good evening for FISSC as a mix-up meant they overlooked provision of the usual refreshments. Fortunately Fell came to the rescue by dashing off to the local shop and returning armed with drinks and an assortment of chocolate biscuits!
In contrast with their club colleagues Shottery C were on the end of a 7-3 defeat at Henley A. Their cause was not helped by being able to field only two players which provided evidence of the club’s paper thin squad. With Robert Poole having deputised for both A and B teams already this season it was perhaps disappointing that the favour could not have been returned. Poole recorded a brace although he was given stiff competition by Peter Quince. The Henley player secured the opener, and was leading 9 - 6 and 10 - 6 respectively in the second and third games, but couldn’t press home the advantage. However, with two successes under his belt, Poole was prevented from registering a perfect performance by Mike Evetts who, since his return to the Stratford league, has picked up where he left off a year ago and was unbeaten for the hosts. The ever improving David Lincoln-Lewis was unlucky not to get on the card for Shottery when, after going two games down to Geoff Shepherd, he hauled himself level only to lose out in the decider. Nevertheless Lincoln-Lewis didn't go home entirely empty handed as he teamed up with Poole to record a surprise doubles victory over the strong Evetts-Quince combination.