Rob Poole performed simultaneously for Shottery's B and C teams experiencing mixed fortunes. He led the way with a treble, achieved without the loss of a game, for their third string when they played host to Henley B. Ken Southwell was also unbeaten, despite being severely tested in the pick of the evening's matches when he took on Robert McCluskey. The Shottery player secured the first two games, each with something to spare, before his opponent fought back to take their clash into a decider only for Southwell to come through. For Henley B McCluskey, Gordon Trinder and the greatly improving Dave Hatcher, who is now wielding a dangerous forehand, all managed to get the better of David Lincoln-Lewis. However, in the final match of the evening, Lincoln-Lewis put in a great performance when he paired up with Southwell to claim the doubles and ensure their team went home with a 7 - 3 victory.

Meanwhile, onthe adjacent table, honours were shared by Shottery B and Royal Mail. Poole took the plaudits against Wilf Chan but was defeated in both his other encounters over the distance. He lost the opening two games against Malcolm Heritage before drawing level but then narrowly missed out in the decider 12 - 10 before going down in an equally close encounter with Nello Mauri.

Gareth Hepworth was the star of the evening with a treble despite being taken to the wire by both Chan and Mauri. Tony Remes added the village team's other success, while Mauri and Heritage went home with braces for the Postmen as well as successfully combining to claim the doubles.
Poole was back in his more familiar C team colours for their next outing where, once again, he came up against Royal Mail and the fixture ended in a draw. His match with Heritage proved to be a mirror image of their earlier encounter. On this occassion it was Poole who claimed the first two games before his opponent clawed back the deficit, but it was the Shottery player who gained his revenge by clinching the fifth by the same 12 - 10 scoreline. Ken Southwell was the difference between the teams with another excellent treble, which included a straight games victory over opponents' captain Mauri. However the Postman was determined to have the final say and secured the doubles with Heritage to enable his team to have a share of the points.
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