Westfield A 8 v Chesterwell B 2
Kevin and Nicole Bird, the father and daughter combination tend to be a class above most teams and they again cruised to trebles without dropping a leg. However, their team mate, Travis Holly is struggling for form and although beating a below par Luke Hughes, was beaten in four ends by both Graham Ellson and Carlton Ellwood.
Chesterwell A 7 v Higham Harriers A 3
A decade or so ago, Ian Bird was one of the best players in the County and has returned to strengthen a struggling Harriers side. He opened gingerly, dropping the first two legs to Valdy Papiernik, but getting into his stride won out 6-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7. Against an old adversary in Mike Pond he won out 12-10, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9 and similarly saw off Stan Galkowski in four. Unfortunately for the second week running, Martyn Reeves only put up token resistance, again failing to register even a leg. Norman Wooster fought hard without success against Galkowski and Pond, but disappointed in a 6-11, 3-11, 1-11 defeat to Papiernik.
Old Grammarians A 2 v St John A 8
At full strength, the visitors can compete with the best and Grant Timms completed a fine treble, his highlight being an 8-11, 11-5, 10-12, 11-6, 11-8, win over Steve Kendall in his opener. Mick Ball was well below par and together with Phil Laurence, failed to register. Kendall had too much in his locker for Richard Wills and Pete Boustred to gain the hosts their 2 points.
WDHA Royals A 5 v Wanderers A 5
Ethan Ali gained an excellent treble for the hosts which included an 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 win over Tony Wharton, who is finding the going much tougher this season. Shyam Bavalia gave a disappointing display failing to register or even gain a leg. John Stamp did well to win out 11-7, 9-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-6 over Abin Islam who had earlier seen off Tony Wharton. With the match dependent on the doubles, the visitors pairing of Wharton and Law gained the draw in a tense finish, winning out 5-11, 11-5, 12-10, 12-14, 11-8 over Islam and Ali.
Chesterwell C 9 v Wanderers D 1
This week’s big winners are Chesterwell C with a thumping 9-1 victory over Wanderers D. Maxine Shears and John Henderson (making his debut for the season) both scored maximums and was well supported by Clare Coles with a good double. Roger Ellingham scored a consolation win for the visitors which prevented the whitewash and Clare and Maxine finally took the doubles and lifted Chesterwell off the bottom of the table.
St. John B 3 v Westfield B 7
This contest between the league’s top 2 teams saw the visitors come out on top and become the new leaders. Fine trebles from Charlie Morrow and Mark Thomas, two of the league’s most consistent performers, did most of the damage and a single win from Charlie Clements completed Westfield’s points. For the home team Mike Terry and Alan Hill scored single wins and finally Terry and David Hatherall did very well with a surprising win in the doubles against Westfield’s two unbeaten players.
WDHA Superkings 7 v Higham Harriers B 3
Maximums from Jack Bain and Dev Patel and a single win for Daniel Bain, playing up from Division 3, saw the home team climb 4 positions in to 3rd place in the table. Phil Inman and Neil Stevens scored a win apiece for the visitors and then teamed up to score a fine doubles win, also against the home team’s unbeaten players. Anthony Stevens, yet to get off the mark this season, made a brave effort, taking two of the Superkings’ players to five ends but ended the night pointless.
Stanwick VHTTC 9 v WDHA Knightriders 1
This was an expected result for Stanwick VHTTC against lowly Knightriders with Kavish Dodhia saving the whitewash with an 11-6, fifth end victory over Jon Tuplin. An easy treble for Geoff Neville without dropping an end and he was well supported by Al Hayes who also secured a hat trick although it was a little more difficult. Neville and Hayes added the doubles in three ends to complete the fixture.
Higham Band B 8 v Westfield E 2
Highams John Yeates had trouble with two of his Westfield opponents, losing out to Nicole King and Ian Rae in the 4th and 5th end respectively, but secured one point against Wendy Bradford, winning out 15-13, 11-8, 13-11. The rest of the points went to Band B with Raylee Burton and Devlin Whitmore registering hat tricks. Yeates also helped secure the doubles with Whitmore for the 8th point.
Westfield D 10 v Chesterwell E 0
Chesterwell E conceded the doubles against Westfield D, gifting them the whitewash. It was a full complement of points with hat tricks for Stuart Holroyd, Asish Nandi and Amrat Mistry.
WDHA Knightriders 2 v Higham Harriers C 8
Asish Patel and Kavish Dodhia managed to score a single victory apiece over Jamie Laughton in this match against Higham Harriers C. Laughton registering his first win of the season over Jay Mandela 3-11, 8-11, 2-11. Oli and Matt Hicks securing fine wins and teaming up to add the doubles in three ends.
WDHA Challengers 0 v Chesterwell D 10
Nothing can stop Chesterwell D in their quest for the Division 3 title as they dismiss WDHA Challengers with only one singles game requiring a 4th end. The doubles saw Hubert Malenda and Ansh Shah push Johnathan Driscoll and Daniel Mann to a deciding 5th end, before bowing out 7-11, 11-8, 11-5, 7-11, 5-11.
Wanderers E 5 v Stanwick VHTTC 5
This top of the table clash between 2nd and 3rd placed teams ended all square but saw David May lose his unbeaten record to both Kevin Tivey and Jon Tuplin, a great result for Stanwick who were without Geoff Neville this week. Tivey with a well-earned hat trick and a single for Jon Tuplin, combined to add the doubles to tie the fixture. Derek Shears and Steve Hoole with two wins each, and it will be interesting to see how the return fixture fares in the race for 2nd place.
Westfield A 8 (Kevin Bird 3, Nicole Bird 3, Travis Holly, doubles Bird/Bird)
Chesterwell B 2 (Graham Ellson, Carlton Ellwood),
Chesterwell A 7 (Stan Galkowski 2, Mike Pond 2, Valdy Papiernik 2, doubles Pond/Galkowski)
Higham Harriers A 3 (Ian Bird);
Old Grammarians A 2 (Steve Kendall 2)
St John A 8 (Pete Boustred 2, Richard Wills 2, Grant Timms 3, doubles Boustred/Timms);
WDHA Royals 5 (Ethan Ali 3, Abin Islam 2)
Wanderers A 5, (Tony Wharton, Andy Law, John Stamp 2, doubles Wharton/Law);
Chesterwell C 9 (Maxine Shears 3, John Henderson 3, Clare Coles 2, doubles Shears/Coles)
Wanderers D 1 (Roger Ellingham);
St John B 3 (Mike Terry, Alan Hill, doubles Terry/Hatherall)
Westfield B 7 (Charlie Clements, Charlie Morrow 3, Mark Thomas 3);
WDHA Superkings 7 (Daniel Bain, Jack Bain 3, Dev Patel 3),
Higham Harriers B 3 (Phill Inman, Neil Stevens, doubles Inman/Stevens);
Stanwick VHTTC 9 (Geoff Neville 3, Al Hayes 3, Jon Tuplin 2, doubles Neville/Hayes)
WDHA Knightriders 1 (Kavish Dodhia);
Higham Band B 8 (Devlin Whitmore 3, John Yeates 1, Raylee Burton 3, doubles Whitmore/Yeates)
Westfield E 2 (Nicole King, Ian Rae);
WDHA Knightriders 2 (Anish Patel, Kavish Dodhia)
Higham Harriers C 8 (Oli Hicks3, Matt Hicks 3, Jamie Laughton, doubles Hicks/Hicks);
Westfield D 10 (Stuart Holroyd 3, Asish Nandi 3, Amrat Mistry 3, doubles conceded),
Chesterwell E 0;
WDHA Challengers C 0,
Chesterwell D 10 (Johnathan Driscoll 3, Duncan Wright 3, Daniel Mann 3, doubles Driscoll/Mann); Wanderers E 5 (David May, Derek Shears 2, Steve Hoole 2)
Stanwick VHTTC 5 (Kevin Tivey 3, Jon Tuplin, doubles Tivey/Tuplin);