League Report Week 07 - 13/11/2017

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John Metcalfe
Sat 02 Dec '17 @ 11:22am

Premier Division

Heron A travelled to Hoath C and, with a 5-4 away victory, managed to record a welcome first win of the season. With 2 wins each for Dianne Pearce and Dave Emery, plus a win for Roger Pingram, the Herons edged the result despite a valiant effort by an unbeaten Mike Howard for Hoath. Clive Hollingsbee also added a win to Mike’s 3 for their 4th point, but Heron consolidated their singles success with a 3-0 doubles win.

With a 9-0 whitewash over their guests, lowly Herne Bay A, Chestfield Warriors 1 moved up to 4th spot in the premier division. The Warriors gave no quarter as they overwhelmed their guests, with Peter Roberts, Ron Rowley and Andy Cannon all winning their 3 games for the 9 points. Vince Corbin, Simon Lee and Steve Dawson for Herne Bay, had no answer to the strength of the Warriors team, who conceded the doubles match.

After suffering a hard-fought 5-4 home defeat by Iron Room A, Faversham A slipped to 5th in the league with the Iron Room now topping the league by 1 point over their nearest rivals, albeit having played 1 game more. 2 wins for Harry Law, plus 1 each for Allen Crowe and Terry Clapperton earned Faversham 4 points, however a dominant Phil Saxby (3) led the Iron Room to the result, with team-mate Kevin Powell providing 2 more wins for their 5 points. After going 2-1 down in the doubles match, Faversham found some consolation for their efforts when they fought back to win this part of the contest 3-2.

Division 1

A 7-2 home win for Chestfield Warriors 4 over club rivals Chestfield Warriors 5, ensured that the match winners retained their 2nd place in the league. With 3 wins for Warriors 4, Jake Coombes kept his 100% record intact, and Denis Cannon (3), borrowed from Warriors 7, was also unbeaten on the night, plus a win for Dirk Froebrich gave them their 7th point. Giulio Guariglia and Steve Richardson had a win each for Warriors 5, who invited Shaun Reid to play up for them from division 2, but, with a comfortable 3-0 win in the doubles match, Warriors 4 remain top of the doubles league.

Denis Cannon, playing his 2nd game of the week, had the only success for Chestfield Warriors 7 who suffered an 8-1 club derby defeat at the hands of league leaders, Chestfield Warriors 6. Adam Dyer, with 3 clean wins led the rampant winners to victory, and Lewis Marsh also added 3 wins, with George Marsh contributing 2 more for their 8 point total. With the singles result secured, Warriors 6 showed no clemency to their opponents, when they won the doubles match 3-0.

An unbeaten Cliff Ball was Chough A’s champion when they paid a visit to Herne Bay C and came away from the match with a well earned 5-4 away win. Cliff’s 3 wins was supported by 2 from Steve Powell to just steal the result. Keith Blackmore had 2 wins for Herne Bay, with Paul Bee and Matt Waters also providing a win each, but the visiting Choughs then emerged triumphant in the doubles with a 3-1 victory.

The hard bat of Paul Whittaker came to the fore for 3rd placed Chestfield Warriors 3 when they went to Iron Room C to inflict a 7-2 away win over their hosts, which keeps the Warriors team in the title race. Paul had 3 clean wins; team-mate Ricky Kay (3) was also unbeaten in the match, with Malcolm Peaks contributing a win for their 7th point. The Iron Room’s response came from a well earned win for Tracey Deeley, and a win for Colin Sleap who, after going 2-0 down came back to win a 5 leg thriller against Malcolm. However, with Paul and Ricky combining for the doubles match, the Warriors eased to a comfortable 3-0 win in the closing game of the evening.

A 6-3 away win for Herne Bay B helped to ease their relegation worries, moving them up 2 places in the league to 4th from bottom. The pleasing win was over the mid-table team of Whitstable Natives A, who were grateful for 2 wins by Barrie Thomas and a win from Adam Goodall for their 3 points. Bob Edwards was in form for the Bays with 3 wins, but was pushed to the edge before winning a 5 leg game against Barrie, in which one leg went to 21-19. Matthew Waters was also on hand to add a further excellent 2 wins, and a win for Steve Furber gave them the 6 points. Not to be out-done however, Adam then joined up with Nick Fairweather to win a hard-fought doubles match against Bob and Steve, giving the Bay team a 3-1 win

Division 2

Chestfield Warriors 9, 4th from bottom in the league, welcomed league leaders Herne Bay E to their venue, and surprised their guests by going 4-2 up after 6 games, but the Bay squad came back strongly to win the last 3 singles and post a 5-4 away win. Shaun Reid had 2 wins for the Warriors, with team-mates Colin Relf and Tim Platt both contributing a win each for their 4 points. Simon Chambers, with 3 wins led Herne Bay to victory, supported by a win apiece for Danny Reardon and Pauline Howard. A close doubles match followed, which Herne Bay managed to win 3-1 to compliment their singles success.

Two teams sitting in mid-table clashed when Chestfield Warriors 8 hosted their match against Faversham B, which, despite the Warriors winning 7-2, was strongly contested by the visitors. The Warriors team captain John Metcalfe was pleased to post 3 wins, and with 2 wins each from Simon Howe and Bob Young, they amassed the 7 point match winning total. Faversham’s Mark Thomas won their 2 points by beating Simon and Bob, and then, together with team-mate Kevin Bourner, contested a 5 leg doubles match in which John and Simon just managed a 3-2.

Division 3

Herne Bay H climbed into 2nd place in division 3 with a convincing 8-1 home win over lowly Chestfield Warriors 13. Calvin Froud had 3 clean wins for Herne Bay, Chris Near (3) was also unbeaten and William Hu provided 2 more. Paul Emery saved the Warriors from a whitewash by winning a 5 leg battle against William for their only point. Some resistance was shown by the Warriors in the doubles match when they took their hosts to 5 legs before losing this part of the contest 3-2.

Blean C are the runaway league leaders of division 3 after a 9-0 whitewash over their hosts, Herne Bay F, has opened up a 14 point gap over their nearest rivals. Mick Barwick, Roger Townsin and Josie Prowse were overwhelmed by their visitors, although some opposition was offered by Roger when he just lost out in two 5-leg games against Blean’s Alan Dilnot and Peter Cole. Alan and Peter’s 3 wins were complimented by a further 3 wins for Laurie Newman to give Blean a convincing win. Blean’s dominance in this match was somewhat marred when the Bay team shocked them by winning the doubles match 3-1.

Division 4

Having won all 5 of their matches so far this season, Herne Bay L lead division 4 by 6 points after a 5-0 away win over Chestfield Warriors 18. Cody McCrystal and Colin Baldry both won all their matches cleanly and convincingly against the Warriors team of Mark and Kerry Holmes who could do nothing to stop the rout. Cody and Colin also won the match doubles cleanly to earn the 5-0 singles result and then completed the match with a 3-1 competition doubles win.

With a 5-0 club derby win over Chestfield Warriors 16, Chestfield Warriors 20 have moved into 3rd place in the league, having won 3 games out of 4 so far this season. In winning all their games, and the match doubles against the Warriors 16 team of Jude Quiggan and Jan Baldwin, Bernard Self and Jan Aldridge then took their winning ways into the competition doubles match when they eased to a favourable 3-0 result.

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