Chesterwell A 10 v Westfield B 0
It was business as usual for the visitors and they crashed to their seventh whitewash of the season. Graham Taylor in only his 5th outing provided the only resistance taking a leg off Valdy Papiernik and bowing out in the 5th to both Mike Pond and Stan Galkowski 5-11 and 5-11 respectively. Charlie and Leigh Clements providing only token resistance.
St John B 2 v Westfield A 8
As forecast in last weeks’ report Westfield A duly gained an 8-2 victory to claim the title by 1 point. Although failing to trouble Kevin Bird, Mike Terry continued his excellent season with good wins over Travis Holly in three straight and Patryk Polanski 11-4, 11-8, 0-11, 13-11. However, Steve Mansfield who remained winless for the season and Paul Lipczak never looked like to disturb the visitors collecting the title for the second consecutive season. A somewhat unusual feature being won with an inferior playing record but never the less gained more points.
Higham Harriers A 3 v Wanderers A 7
With both sides not at full strength the hosts gave a disappointing display and sank to successive losses. Steve Kendall who has been far from his best, did well to beat debutant Scott Dixon and Andy Law but was surprisingly beaten 9-11, 11-4, 4-11, 5-11 by John Stamp. The 3rd point for the hosts was gained in an 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 12-10 doubles win by Graham Bird and Kendall over Dixon and Law. With hindsight both sides could have been in contention for the top two places but for fielding below strength sides.
Old Grammarians A 9 v Wanderers C 1
The O.G.s recorded a thumping 9-1 victory which sees them move up to 2nd place in the league but their nearest rivals, the Superkings, only need 3 or more points from their remaining fixture to leapfrog them and gain promotion to division 1. Mick Ball and Martyn Reeves both carded good trebles whilst Phil Laurence added a further 2 valuable points. Tony Wallis scored a lone singles win for the Wanderers but that one point proved to be very significant as it meant his side finish the season level on points with Westfield C who now face relegation, having won fewer matches than the Wanderers. Well played Tony!
Higham Band A 4 v Westfield C 6
The Band Club could only field 2 players for their final match and they subsequently went down 6-4 to Westfield C whose 6 point haul just failed to secure their place in division 2. Perce Sharp carded an excellent maximum for the home team with Deirdre Kiziak adding a further single win whilst Westfield’s Stuart Jones and Steve Fuller both scored good doubles to add to Mark Holly’s single win. Fuller & Jones finally secured the visitors’ 6th deciding point with a 5 set doubles victory over Kiziak & Sharp.
Chesterwell C 3 v Chesterwell B 7
This clash of the 2 Chesterwell sides saw the B team record a good 7-3 victory but with 1 game left to play it looks like they will fall just short of that 2nd promotion place, probably due to their slow start to the season. Luke Hughes led the way with another fine maximum and was well backed up with Maxine Shears’ double and a single win from John Henderson. Daniel Mann replied for the C team with an excellent double and only just failed to make it all three as he went down 13-11 in a 5th set decider against the unbeaten Hughes. Clare Coles added the C team’s 3rd singles point before losing out in the doubles with Mann against Hughes & Shears in straight sets.
Wanderers B 9 v Higham Harriers B 1
This top versus bottom encounter looked to be heading for a predictable whitewash but after reeling off 9 straight singles wins, the champions somehow managed to lose the doubles with the Harriers’ Bob Collyer & Neil Stevens surprisingly winning out in 4 ends. Maximums all round for the Wanderers’ Paul Goodman, Bob Hickson and Stewart Williams sees them maintain their 100% record whilst the Harriers will hope to have a much better time next season in division 3.
Wanderers B 7 v Stanwick VHTTC 3
League leaders Wanderers B wound up their season with an 18th consecutive victory, amassing an impressive 152 points on the way and they can now look forward to their return to the top flight. Paul Goodman, Stewart Williams and Bob Hickson all carded good doubles for the hosts but Stanwick’s Geoff Neville enjoyed what was probably his best performance ever with victory over each of the Wanderers 3 players, the first hat-trick the champions have conceded all season. Williams & Hickson concluded their team’s brilliant term in division 2 with a 4 sets doubles victory over Neville & Kevin Tivey. Well played lads and good luck for next year!
Chesterwell D 0 v Wanderers E 10
This result from last week saw Wanderers E making headway up the table with a 10-0 defeat of two man Chesterwell D.
Higham Harriers C 2 v WDHA Challengers 8
The WDHA Challengers have now played all their games and are top of the table with a lead of 13 points, although Wanderers D still with two games to play. Hat ricks for Kishan Mistry and Daniel Bain with only Oli Hicks putting up resistance winning Harriers only singles point over Rishan Ganatra and teaming up with Katie to surprisingly take the doubles in 4 ends, doubling their tally.
Wanderers E 7 v Westfield E 3
Derek Shears was the only unbeaten player in this contest without losing an end. David May with two close sets, losing to Westfields’ Ashley Pedlar 6-11 in the 5th. Pedlar took a second point from Steve Hoole, 12-10 in the 5th and with lots of close ends, this was a hard fought match including Stuart Rae’s win over Hoole 14-12, 16-14, 11-7. The final doubles point went to Wanderers 13-11 in the 3rd end.
Westfield D 10 v Chesterwell D 0
Chesterwell D again fielding two players make Westfield D’s job much easier although there were a number of close ends making for an enjoyable match, Chesterwell bowing out in 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 7-11 in the doubles.
Wanderers D 7 v Old Grammarians B 3
Both sides relegated last season finished in a draw at the beginning of the season. Old Gramms would have been disappointed with this result as there is no chance of them gaining promotion back into Division 2, Wanderers on the other hand still have a chance of overtaking Challengers to the top position as they still have 2 games outstanding. Graham Babbage was on top form with his 7th hat trick of the season, taking the scalp of Martin Rice after a shaky 1-11 defeat to an 11-7 win in the 4th end. Despite the games being close finishes, Wanderers came out on top taking the final doubles point.
Chesterwell A 10 (Valdy Papiernik 3, Stan Galkowski 3, Mike Pond 3, doubles Pond/Galkowski)
Westfield B 0
St John B 2 (Mike Terry 2)
Westfield A 8 (Travis Holly 2, Patryk Polanski 2, Kevin Bird 3, doubles Bird/Polanski)
Higham Harriers A 3 (Steve Kendall 2, doubles Kendall/Graham Bird)
Wanderers A 7 (Scott Dixon 2, Andy Law 2, John Stamp 3)
Old Grammarians A 9 (Phil Laurence 2, Mick Ball 3, Martyn Reeves 3, doubles Laurence/Ball)
Wanderers C 1 (Tony Wallis)
Higham Band A 4 (Deirdre Kiziak, Perce Sharp 3)
Westfield C 6 (Stuart Jones, Steve Fuller, doubles Jones/Fuller + 3 points by default)
Chesterwell C 3 (Clare Coles, Daniel Mann 2)
Chesterwell B 7 (Luke Hughes 3, John Henderson, Maxine Shears 2, doubles Hughes/Shears)
Wanderers B 9 (Paul Goodman 3, Bob Hickson 3, Stewart Williams 3)
Higham Harriers B 1 (doubles Collyer/Stevens)
Wanderers B 7 (Paul Goodman 2, Stewart Williams 2, Bob Hickson 2, doubles Williams/Hickson)
Stanwick VHTTC 3 (Geoff Neville 3)
Chesterwell D 0
Wanderers E 10 (David May 2, Derek Shears 2, Steve Hoole, doubles Shears/Hoole + 3 points by default)
Higham Harriers C 2 (Oli Hicks, doubles Hicks/Hicks)
WDHA Challengers 8 (Kishan Mistry 3, Rishan Ganatra 2, Daniel Bain 3)
Wanderers E 7 (David May 2, Derek Shears 3, Steve Hoole, doubles May/Shears)
Westfield E 3 (Ashley Pedlar 2, Stuart Rae)
Westfield D 10 (Roy Smyth 2, Asish Nandi 2, Amrat Mistry 2, doubles Smyth/Nandi + 3 points by default)
Chesterwell D 0
Wanderers D 7 (Roger Ellingham 2, Graham Babbage 3, Mike Howorth, doubles Ellingham/Babbage)
Old Grammarians B 3 (Martin Rice 2, Adrian Howes)