Stogumber A crashed to an 18-30 home defeat to a full strength Wiveliscombe despite a great maximum from Martyn Summerell. Wiveliscombe’s all round performance proved too strong for Stogumber particularly in the doubles where Wivi took 9 points to Stogumber’s 1.
Another great team performance saw Gnomads achieve their first victory of the season at home to Minehead A. Martin Rant (6), Nigel Foster (7) and David Gliddon (5) all contributed well from their singles. Paul Rees top scored for Minehead with singles successes over Rant and Gliddon.
Mike Vickery and Vince Court both recorded maximums as Basement Dwellers inflicted a 33-8 defeat upon Minehead A. Again Paul Rees was Minehead’s top performer beating Toby Kerslake in straight sets and forcing Mike Vickery to 5 sets.
Swallows narrowly missed out on a first victory of the season eventually going down 22-25 at home to Shooting Stars. Veteran John Phillips took 8 out of 9 singles points for Shooting Stars and Kerry Manicom added a further 7 points with wins over Benjamin Forster and Jasper Pye. Pye was Swallows’ star player taking 7 points from his singles.
Mad Batters retained top spot in Division 2 with a maximum 36 points haul at House Martyns. Hobby Horse improved their position with wins over House Martyns and St. Audries. Andrew Burt recorded a great maximum to take 9 of House Martyn’s 10 points. Corrine Rees and Trevor Stockdale took 7 points each for Hobby Horse and were well supported by Di Preece who won 2 of her singles. St. Audries restricted Hobby Horse to a 24-23 victory. A Mike Lawrie maximum and 8 doubles points ensured that Hobby Horse came out on top.
Barn Boys took maximum points from their trip to Swifts and White Horse opened their league account with a 32-9 victory at Drifters.
Gnomads 26 Minehead A 18
Stogumber A 18 Wiveliscombe 30
Minehead A 8 Basement Dwellers 33
Swallows 22 Shooting Stars 25
Hobby Horse 24 St Audries 23
House Martyns 0 Mad Batters 36
Drifters 9 White Horse 32
Swifts 0 Barn Boys 36
House Martyns 10 Hobby Horse 29
Written by M. Summerell