The newly promoted teams in Division 1 continued to struggle with both Upton and Marlborough D going down 9-1. A weakened RAL A side went down 6-4 to Marlborough A despite a maximum from Neil Hurford. Marlborough C managed an 8-2 win over RAL thanks to a maximum from Phil Haycock. Perhaps not the whitewash that could have been predicted. Charlie Lane again got a maximum in a losing cause for Moreton against a weakened Drayton A. The top of the table appears to be featuring the usual suspects.
In division 2 a fine maximum from Kevin Liquorish got a draw for RAL C against Abingdon A for whom Owen Brazell appears to be having a poor start to the season. Richard Giblin’s maximum helped Drayton C to a 7-3 win over Moreton C. Moreton B appear to be the early pacesetters in this division. Sutton C’s poor start to the season continued as they went down 9-1 to Sutton A.
In division 3 Tim Pett’s maximum helped RAL D to a close fought win over Grove A. Hanney also overcame last week’s disappointment with a 7-3 win over Abgindon B thanks to Arthur Anstis’s maximum, ably supported by the rest of the family. Abingdon had a poor week with the D side losing 10-0 to Drayton D. Another close battle saw Marlborough E win 6-4 over Letcombe B despite a maximum from Duncan Vale in a losing cause. Marcin Jedrzejowski’s maximum could not help Wallingford B and they went down 6-4 to Sutton C.
The matches in Division 4 were all very one sided this week. Peter Sinclair’s maximum helping Marlborough G to an 8-2 win over Moreton D and all the Letcombe C players getting a maximum in their match against Drayton E, only to lose the doubles.
In division 5 Monica Graham’s maximum helped Sandford A to a 7-3 win over Abingdon D.
Div 1: Marlborough D 1, Marlborough C 9 (G Freeman 3, J Lawrence 3); Marlborough A 6, RAL A 4 (N Hurford 3); RAL B 2, Marlborough B 8 (P Haycock 3); Moreton A 4 (C Lane 3), Drayton A 6; Letcombe A 9 (R Taylor 3, S Smith 3), Upton 1.
Div 2: RAL C 5 (K Liquorish 3), Abingdon A 5; Sutton B 1, Sutton A 9 (J Lin 3, C Noys 3); Wallingford A 2, Moreton B 8 (T Raby 3, T Stanmore 3); Moreton C 3, Drayton C 7 (R Giblin 3).
Div 3: RAL D 6 (T Pett 3), Grove A 4; Hanney A 7 (A Anstis 3), Abingdon B 3; Sutton C 6, Wallingford B 4 (M Jedrzejowski 3); Drayton D 10 (F Soltane 3, J Cattell 3, C Lowry 3), Abingdon C 0; Letcombe B 4 (D Vale 3), Marlborough E 6.
Div 4: Marlborough G 8 (P Sinclair 3), Moreton D 2; Drayton F 1, Drayton G 9 (A Winton 3, M Russell 3); Drayton E 1, Letcombe C 9 (J Croft 3, D Sibbert 3, T Brown 3).
Div 5: Hanney B 6, Moreton E 4; Sandford A 7 (M Graham 3), Abingdon D 3.
by Owen Brazell
24th Oct 2016