After last week’s fine win Upton came back down to earth with a bump losing 10-0 to Marlborough B. Meanwhile RAL A continued their serene progress at the top of the division with a 10-0 hammering of the RAL B side. Mathew Davies maximum could not stave off defeat for Drayton A as they went down 6-4 to Letcombe A. Sam Rick’s maximum helped Marlborough A to an 8-2 win against Moreton A for whom only Charlie lane picked up any points. RAL A still lead the division with the three Marlborough sides fighting it out for second place, with Marlborough C currently holding the position. Upton and Marlborough D seem to be losing touch at the bottom of the division.
In division 2 Matt Isherwood’s maximum could not help Moreton C as they went down 6-4 to Sutton A, a result that puts Sutton A third in the division. Moreton B also suffered their second defeat going down 7-3 to a revitalized Drayton B side. Brian Wyborn’s maximum helped RAL C to a 7-3 win over the all Romanian Sutton C team. Moreton B still head the division from Abingdon A.
In division 3 Tim Petts’s maximum helped salvage a draw for RAL D against Abingdon B. Arthur Anstis’s maximum helped table topping Hanney A to a tight 6-4 win over Wallingford B whilst Duncan Vales’s maximum for Letcombe B helped them keep up the pressure at the top with a 6-4 win over a weakened Abingdon C, a result which leaves Abingdon C now bottom of the division. Christopher Lowry’s maximum helped Drayton D to victory over Sutton C.
Both matches in division 4 this week were very one sided affairs with bottom side Lecombe C going down 8-2 to Drayton E leaving them somewhat adrift at the bottom of the division.
In division 5 Monika Graham’s maximum helped Sandford A to a 7-3 win over Abingdon B. Hanney B consolidated their position at the top of the division with a 9-1 hammering of Moreton E.
Div 1: Marlborough C 8 (S Ricks 3), Moreton A 2; Marlborough D 1, Marlborough A 9 (G Donovan 3, A Noke 3); Drayton A 4 (M Davies 3), Letcombe A 6; RAL A 10 (K Bushell 3, C Lansley 3, N Hurford 3), RAL B 0; Marlborough B 10 (J Barclay 3, P Haycock 3, J Lovelock 3), Upton 0.
Div 2: Sutton B 3, RAL C 7 (B Wyborn 3); Sutton A 6, Moreton C 4 (M Isherwood 3); Drayton B 7, Moreton B 3.
Div 3: Abingdon B 5, RAL D 5 (T Pett 3); Sutton C 3, Drayton D 7 (C Lowry 3); Wallingford B 4, Hanney A 6 (A Anstis 3); Grove A 1, Marlborough E 9 (M Kay 3, B Humphreys 3); Abingdon C 4, Letcombe B 6 (D Vale 3).
Div 4: Letcombe C 2, Drayton E 8 (G Stephenson 3, W Stephenson 3); Moreton D 1, Marlborough G 9 (P Sinclair 3, S Cobrin 3).
Div 5: Moreton E 1, Hanney B 9 (D Stepney 3, S Liwicki 3); Abingdon D 3, Sandford A 7 (M Graham 3).
by Owen Brazell
18th Dec 2016