Wanderers A 4 v WDHA Royals 6
Lacking Tony Wharton, the hosts went down to their second consecutive defeat. As is their want, the Royals ten, if losing, to lose to different players, as was the case in this clash for the possible runners-up spot. Wanderers’ John Stamp beat Abin Islam, Andy Law beat Virat Patel and Jon Taylor-Burt beat Shyam Bavalia which were all clear cut victories. A 4th point for the hosts was gained in a hard fought doubles with Stamp and Law won out 5-11, 11-5, 12-14, 15-13, 11-6 over Islam and Patel.
Old Grammarians A 0 v Wanderers A 10
On results to date the Old Grammarians have virtually depended on Steve Kendall for all their points and his absence virtually assured a clean sweep for the visitors, although again they lacked Tony Wharton. Mick Ball and reserve Roger Fleming failed to gain a leg and the only resistance was in game 5, where Phil Laurence battled gamely before going down 11-9, 7-11, 7.11, 11-8, 8-11 to Jon Taylor-Burt.
WDHA Royals 9 v Chesterwell B 1
The hosts fielded arguably their strongest side and with Chesterwell sides always struggling at the Hindu Centre, they reversed their previous defeat with a 9-1 victory, to put them level at the top of the table with 97 points. Graham Ellson, not at his best, failed to gain a leg and although Carlton Ellwood took both Ethan Ali and Virat Patel to five, it was left to Luke Hughes to avoid the clean sweep by gaining his 9th singleton in 13 outings, winning out 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-9 over Abin Islam.
Wanderers B 2 v St John A 8
With relegation seemingly certain after a long run in the top division, the hosts only remaining league interest is in avoiding the bottom slot, being currently 4 points adrift. Bob Hickson, who prior to this season had always turned up some shock results nearly reverted to type, in a terrific battle with the much higher ranked Grant Timms, before bowing out 11-8, 23-21, 9-11, 8-11, 13-15. However, he had the satisfaction of reaching double figures for the season winning out 11-6, 5-11, 11-8, 11-6 over Jon Perkins, who also went down 14-16, 8-11, 8-11 to Paul Goodman. Pete Boustred gained his 2nd treble of the season to leave the visitors comfortably placed in mid-table.
Chesterwell C 8 v Old Grammarians B 2
Another solid performance from Chesterwell against the league’s bottom club sees them maintain their 4th place in the league and once again Maxine Shears led the way with her customary treble. Clare Coles and John Henderson gave good support with 2 wins apiece and finally Clare and Maxine took the doubles in 3 straight ends. Colin Lord and Roger Fleming scored a point each for the visitors just to keep the scoreline respectable.
WDHA Superkings 6 v Wanderers C 4
Two of the division’s top 5 teams contested this very close affair with the Superkings finally taking the win with victory in the doubles. A fine treble from Manav Pandya and a good double from Milan Pandya comprised the home team’s singles points whilst all of the Wanderers’ players made a contribution with 2 wins from James Findlay and single wins for Tony Wallis and Carl Singh. The two Pandya boys took the doubles in 4 ends against Singh and Findlay.
Westfield C 4 v Higham Band A 6
This was another keenly contested match between 2 teams lying next to each other in the league table. Nigel Magee, just back from a trip ‘Down Under’, led his team to victory with a great maximum and was well supported with 2 wins from Pete Martin and a single from Keith Stockley. Steve Fuller replied for the home team with a good double and Mark Ramsden added a single and finally the two of them combined to take a well-earned victory in the doubles, keeping the scoreline close.
Westfield B 10 v Wanderers D 0
This crushing 10-0 victory for the league leaders sees them extend their lead at the top of the table to 13 points and it now looks like their battle with St. Johns for the league title will go down to the wire, probably being decided in the final week’s fixtures. Charlie Clements, Leigh Clements and Mark Thomas all scored straightforward trebles for the victors with only one of the 10 games needing a 4th end. David May, playing up from division 3 managed to take an end off Charlie Clements, but that was as good as it got for the visitors.
WDHA Challengers 9 v Chesterwell E 1
Hubert Malenda scores his 5th hat trick of the season and along with Ansh Shah, scoring his 2nd steered their team to victory over lowly Chesterwell E. Gordon Campbell scored the only point with a three end victory over Daniel Bain, and had a number of close ends against his other opponents. Challengers scored the final point in the doubles 12-10 in the third end.
WDHA Knightriders 0 v Chesterwell D 10
Top riders Chesterwell D had no trouble disposing of Knightriders 10-0 without losing an end and with only two more matches to play, they take the title as they cannot be beaten.
Westfield E 1 v Westfield D 9
This in-house competition with the higher ranked side overwhelming their club mates with only 3 sets needing deciders including the doubles, and with the number of close ends, made this an interesting match. Stuart Rae won the only point for the home side in a five end match against Asish Nandi 7-11, 11-5, 4-11, 11-9, 11-7, with Stuart Holroyd and Amrat Mistry scoring hat tricks for the D side.
Wanderers E 7 v Higham Harriers C 3
Wanderers E are desperate for points to keep in second place and at the moment are just 2 points ahead of Stanwick VHTTC, who have a match in hand. David May, Derek Shears and Steve Hoole with a brace apiece, with Oli Hicks taking a point from Hoole 9-11, 0-11, 12-10, 14-12, 11-6 and Matt Hicks with the remaining two points, taking the win against Shears after being 2-0 down and a good win against May in four ends. Wanderers added the final doubles point in three ends.
Wanderers A 4 (John Stamp, Andy Law, Jon Taylor-Burt, doubles Stamp/Law)
WDHA Royals 6 (Abin Islam 2, Shyam Bavalia 2, Virat Patel 2)
Old Grammarians A 0
Wanderers 10 (John Stamp 3, Andy Law 3, Jon Taylor-Burt 3, doubles Stamp/Law)
WDHA Royals 9 (Ethan Ali 3, Abin Islam 2, Virat Patel 3, doubles Ali/Patel)
Chesterwell B 1 (Luke Hughes)
Wanderers B 2 (Paul Goodman, Bob Hickson)
St John A 8 (Jon Perkins, Pete Boustred 3, Grant Timms 3, doubles Perkins/Boustred)
Chesterwell C 8 (John Henderson 2, Clare Coles 2, Maxine Shears 3, doubles Shears/Coles)
Old Grammarians B 2 (Colin Lord, Roger Fleming)
WDHA Superkings 6 (Milan Pandya 2, Manav Pandya 3, doubles Pandya/Pandya)
Wanderers C 4 (James Findlay 2, Tony Wallis, Carl Singh)
Westfield C 4 (Steve Fuller 2, Mark Ramsden, doubles Fuller/Ramsden)
Higham Band A 6 (Nigel Magee 3, Keith Stockley, Pete Martin 2)
Westfield B 10 (Charlie Clements 3, Mark Thomas 3, Leigh Clements 3, doubles Clements/Thomas)
Wanderers D 0
WDHA Challengers 9 (Hubert Malenda 3, Daniel Bain 2, Ansh Shah 3, doubles Malenda/Shah)
Chesterwell E 1 (Gordon Campbell)
WDHA Knightriders 0 (Kavish Dodhia)
Chesterwell D 10 (Johnathan Driscoll 3, Duncan Wright 3, Daniel Mann 3, doubles Wright/Mann)
Westfield E 1 (Stuart Rae)
Westfield D 9 (Stuart Holroyd 3, Asish Nandi 2, Amrat Mistry 3, doubles Holroyd/Nandi)
Wanderers E 7 (David May 2, Derek Shears 2, Steve Hoole 2, doubles May/Shears)
Higham Harriers C (Oliver Hicks, Matt Hicks 2)