Shottery A have already virtually sealed the championship title after a comprehensive victory over their own C team. The highlight was, as usual in this fixture, the epic Poole family encounter. Son Robert, after losing the opening game against his father Graham, won the next two and twice had match point in the fourth before dogged defence, together with a slice of good fortune, saw the senior player earn a decider. That disappointment broke Robert's resistance and Graham was able to avenge his defeat in the first half of the season to regain the family honours. However Robert quickly recovered to beat Stephen Foster, who was breaking in a new bat which inhibited his hitting, to ensure the whitewash was avoided. Gary Stewart added his customary treble, and the players decided to dispense with a tea break enabling them to reflect upon the highs and lows of the evening in the comfort of the local hostelry.
West Warwicks look favourites to take the runners-up spot after coming away with a victory from their closest rivals Shottery B. Tim Fell was on song for the hosts notching a treble, the highlight of which was a five game marathon against Alison Stewart. However his successes were all that the team could muster as they went down 3 - 7. With Dave Milton having departed for Canterbury, Shottery B drafted in new boy, Norton Lindsey captain Gareth Hepworth, but, despite close encounters against both Andy Rowland and Jim Ferguson, he was unable to get the better of any of the three visiting players who all went home with braces.
West Warwicks followed that success with victory over Shottery C. Stewart was unbeaten and she would have been particularly pleased to overcome Robert Poole to whom she had lost earlier in the campaign. However, once again, Poole was not left despondent as he subsequently defeated Rodwell and then kept himself on the table to overcome Rowland thereby earning his team's only two wins. Chris Bowles could count himself unfortunate not to have added to the tally but couldn't capitalise on an early lead against Rodwell to whom he lost out in the fifth game. David L Lewis didn't make it onto the card but continues to make good progress giving Rodwell a particularly stern examination.
Ashorne gained a narrow victory over Royal Mail who were without their captain Nello Mauri. John Hunt led the way for the villagers with a treble, although he had to overturn an early disadvantage against Richard Dalrymple. George Mudie added a brace which included five game thrillers against both Malcolm Heritage and Dalrymple. Wilf Chan won two for the Postmen despite being taken the distance by Steve Bolton. Heritage and Dalrymple also managed to overcome the unfortunate Bolton although the Ashorne player had the last laugh as his team finished 6 - 4 to the good.