Old Grammarians B 2 v Chesterwell A 8
Phil Laurence and Mick Ball for the hosts had a torrid evening, both finishing well beaten. However, Steve Kendall shook off a 11-8, 6-11, 8-11, 8-11 opening defeat to Mike Pond and saw off Valdy Papiernik and Stan Galkowski without conceding a leg for a brace, to earn the home team 2 points.
Thrapston 6 v Wanderers B
Ian Donaldson went down to a shock defeat in the opener 9-11, 11-5, 8-11, 8-11 to Paul Goodman, but won out in five 11-7 and 11-4 against Stewart Williams and Bob Hickson, respectively. An on-form Chris Warliker gained an excellent treble but Alan Tyler went down 10-12 in the 5th against Williams and was well beaten 11-9, 11-7, 11-3 by Goodman, but avoided a blank in a five set 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8 victory over Hickson. The visitors achieved their 4th point with a Goodman/Williams pairing, winning out 11-9, 11-8, 11-8 in the doubles against Warliker and Donaldson.
Westfield A 6 v Higham Harriers A 4
After their opening two games, Harriers must have feared another drubbing against the current champions, however, heartened by the absence of Kevin Bird the visitors put up their best performance for some time and could well have snatched a draw. Graham Bird opened his account with a 11-5, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7 win over the inconsistent Stephen Woolston and followed with a five set victory over the much improved Travis Holly, but disappointed in a heavy loss to Patryk Polanski, who gained an excellent treble, edging out Norman Wooster 11-8 in the 5th. Wooster had earlier also edged out Holly 11-8 in the 5th end and joined with Bird for an 8-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-9 doubles win over Holly & Polanski. Unfortunately Mick Malins failed to follow his team mates improvement, failing to gain a leg.
Higham Band A 4 v Old Grammarians B 6
With the regular players on holiday this week, Stuart Futrill, played up for the ‘A’ side and although he came away scoreless, he forced both Colin Lord and Adrian Howes to a fourth end. Keith Stockley and Deirdre Kiziak registering two wins a piece against Howes and Roger Fleming but couldn’t get the better of Colin Lord, who secured a hat trick. Lord and Fleming adding the doubles 8-11, 8-11, 10-12 against Kiziak and Futrill for the win.
Wanderers C 6 v Higham Harriers B 4
A doubles victory for Harriers’ Phil Inman and Craig Hartwell closed the scoreline to 6-4 in their match against Wanderers C, with only Tony Wallis unbeaten on the night. James Findlay with two wins, lost out to Higham Harriers Bob Collyer 9-11, 6-11, 6-11 and Carl Singh had to settle for a single over Craig Hartwell, who was scoreless.
Westfield B 7 v Westfield C 3
This all club fixture saw the ‘B’ team win out 7-3 over their ‘C’ team club mates, with only the opening game going the full distance, which saw Mark Ramsden emerge victorious over Mark Thomas 8-11 in the 5th. Steve Fuller scored the visitors other singles win, taking Charlie Morrow to four, 10-12, 11-6, 5-11, 11-13, with their final point being won in the doubles with Mark Ramsden and Steve Fuller winning out 13-15, 1-11, 7-11 over Charlie Clements and Charlie Morrow.
Chesterwell D 10 v Higham Harriers C 0
Chesterwell D have started well this season, and after 3 matches have dropped only 2 points, and top the Division 3 table. Harriers C were without Oli Hicks this week and their match was a little harder, Katie Hicks put up a good fight against Duncan Wright, after losing her first end 2-11, pulled back 11-3, 10-12 and 8-11. Easy hat tricks for Jonathon Driscoll, Wright and Daniel Mann, with a surprising result in the doubles, as a Wright and Mann combination struggled 11-5, 11-9, 12-14, 9-11, 11-9 against Matt & Katie Hicks before adding the final point.
Chesterwell E 0 v Stanwick VHTTC 10
Another 10-0 result for a Chesterwell side, completed Division three fixtures this week, with postponements due to venue problems and illness. Although Geoff Neville was still on holiday, Stanwick, fielding the same team as last week, on the receiving end of a 9-1 defeat, pulled back to a 10-0 victory. Carl Eaves, Jon Tuplin took their hat tricks without losing an end, whereas Al Hayes, lost one end in each of his games against Petr Atkins, Gavin Birmingham and Katie Coles. The doubles went to Stanwick with an easy 11-4, 11-5, 11-3 win for Eaves and Tuplin.
Old Grammarians A 2 (Steve Kendall 2)
Chesterwell A 8 (Valdy Papiernik 2, Stan Galkowski 2, Mike Pond 3, doubles Papiernik/Pond);
Thrapston 6 (Ian Donaldson 2, Chris Warliker 3, Alan Tyler)
Wanderers B 4 (Paul Goodman 2, Stewart Williams, doubles Goodman/Williams);
Westfield A 6 (Stephen Woolston 2, Travis Holly, Patryk Polanski 3)
Higham Harriers A 4 (Graham Bird 2, Norman Wooster, doubles Bird/Wooster).
Higham Band A 4 (Deirdre Kiziak 2, Keith Stockley 2)
Old Grammarians B 6 (Colin Lord 3, Roger Fleming, Adrian Howes, doubles Lord/Fleming);
Wanderers C 6 (James Findlay 2, Tony Wallis 3, Carl Singh)
Higham Harriers B 4 (Bob Collyer 2, Phil Inman, doubles Inman/Hartwell)
Westfield B 7 (Mark Thomas 2, Charlie Clements 3, Charlie Morrow 2)
Westfield C 3 (Mark Ramsden, Steve Fuller, doubles Ramsden/Fuller)
Chesterwell E 0,
Stanwick VHTTC 10 (Carl Eaves 3, Al Hayes 3, Jon Tuplin 3, doubles Eaves/Tuplin);
Chesterwell D 10 (Johnathon Driscoll 3, Duncan Wright 3, Daniel Mann 3, doubles Wright/Mann)
Higham Harriers C 0;