TieTalk 2016/17

Week 8

Matthew Davies` maximum led Drayton A to an 8-2 win over Letcombe A, who were however missing their star player Richard Taylor it has to be said. Marlborough B moved to the top of Division 1 with a 9-1 win over Moreton B, they do need however to stop dropping points with the doubles matches. A perhaps surprising result in the Marlborough C against Moreton A match was the usually reliable Ray Powell dropping two matches.

In Division 2 a fine maximum from Gavin Bosse gave Sutton C the draw against Drayton C. The bottom of division 2 is still quite tight with only 5 points separating the bottom 4 teams. Upton moved back to the top of the table thanks to John Talbot’s maximum in their 7-3 win over Sutton B. Sutton B may have been tired after two matches in a week as they managed a fine 6-4 win over a strong RAL C side thanks to maximums from Claudiu Silaghi and Lucien Danaila. Upton and Drayton B have now opened up a 8-point gap at the top of the division so it would appear that these two will be fighting it out for the top spot.

In Division 3 Tim Pett’s maximum could not stop RAL D going down 6-4 to top side Grove A. Chris Hasker managed a maximum for Wallingford A in their 8-2 win over Abingdon C. Wallingford B’s win over Drayton E now moves the top two sides in the division 10 points clear of the chasing pack. Duncan Vale’s maximum for Letcombe B was also in a losing cause as they went down 6-4 to Grove A who maintained their lead at the top of the division but Wallingford B have a game in hand over them.

In Division 4 Jack Swindell’s maximum gave Moreton E a draw against bottom side Abingdon D. Second placed side Marlborough F kept up the pressure on Sandford A at the top with a 7-3 win over Sandford B thanks to Denis Hickman’s maximum. The top of the division is now very tight with Sandford A and Marlborough F in the top spots but Hanney have games in hand over them and only 6 points separate the top 5 teams.


Div 1: Drayton A 7 (M Davies 3), Letcombe A 3; Marlborough B 9 (J Barclay 3, P Haycock 3, J Lovelock 3), Moreton B 1; Moreton A 2, Marlborough C 8 (N Richardson 3, S Ricks 3).

Div 2: Sutton B 6 (L Danaila 3, C Silaghi 3), RAL C 4; Drayton C 5, Sutton C 5 (G Bosse 3); Moreton C 2, Marlborough D 8 (R Jones 3, R Jones 3); Upton 7 (J Talbot 3), Sutton B 3.

Div 3: Wallingford B 9 (M Jedrzejowski 3, E Lush 3), Drayton E 1; RAL D 4 (T Pett 3), Grove A 6; Letcombe B 4 (D Vale 3), Abingdon B 6; Wallingford A 8 (C Hasker 3), Abingdon C 2.

Div 4: Marlborough F 7 (D Hickman 3), Sandford B 3; Sandford A 8 (J Rolls 3, D White 3), Letcombe C 2; Moreton E 5 (J Swindells 3), Abingdon D 5.

by Owen Brazell

4th Dec 2017