When West Warwicks entertained Ashorne proceedings commenced with an epic battle between the two Scots, in which Jim Ferguson took the honours for the hosts after overturning a two -game deficit to defeat George Mudie over the distance. Mudie later experienced contrasting fortunes against Pete Rodwell where he lost the first two games before finally winning in the fifth. Peter Florence, on loan from FISSC, managed to overcome both Ferguson and Rodwell and also attempted to startle Andy Rodwell with some rarely seen attacking play but it was not enough to attain success as the West Warwicks captain completed a well earned treble. Ferguson finished with a brace while Rodwell scored their other singles victory although he will also be remembered for raising a smile by bringing the half time refreshments in a wicker basket that could have been borrowed from Little Red Riding Hood!

Ferguson and Rowland also notched the doubles to ensure a 7 - 3 final score.West Warwicks recorded another 3 - 7 success when they travelled to Shottery C who were handicapped by being able to field only two players. Ferguson was untroubled, winning both his matches without the loss of a game, while Alison Stewart added their other singles success. She looked to be on for a brace when drawing level after initially being two games down to Rob Poole but her opponent had other ideas and went on to clinch the decider. Rodwell was involved in the other match to go the distance and would have been hopeful of victory after winning the first two games against Chris Bowles only for the host's player to stage a dramatic comeback.


Shottery A completed a clean sweep over FISSC who were represented by the old CSSC trio of Malcolm Smith, Peter Bruce-Moore and Richard Bennett. Bruce-Moore enjoyed particularly competitive matches against Graham Poole and Stephen Foster, with the latter initially utilising a new bat but having to revert to the old one to ensure victory. Gary Stewart was untested for the current champions who wrapped up the fixture by 10pm to permit an extended celebration at the local hostelry.

FISSC did only marginally better in their next outing as they went down 1 - 9 to visitors Royal Mail. Peter Florence returned to prevent the whitewash with victory over Wilf Chan but he also managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory against Malcolm Heritage! After securing the first two games, and leading 6 - 3 in the third, a win looked to be within reach but his opponent was far from beaten. Heritage suddenly adopted a defensive game and the points began to accumulate and he went on to complete a well earned treble. Having never troubled Nello Mauri in their many previous encounters Florence finally gave him a competitive match before the Postman exerted his authority to clinch the last singles match of the evening over the distance.

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