League Report 13/01/2011

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Mebs Virani
Sat 15 Jan '11 @ 10:23pm


The first results of 2011 indicate a change of fortunes for some of the struggling sides and further successes for the sides in contention for promotion.
In the Premier division,Rough Common carved out a useful result against Choughs A.Both John Hammond and Gary Smith found their form,both scoring two wins each while the normally reliable Mick Eames found himself at the receiving end of two 2-3 losses against Paul Walmsley and Ian Cooke,but managed a win against Darren McCulloch-Smith that gave his side a crucial 5-4 win and off the bottom of the table.

Ist division leaders,Herne Bay C,suffered their second loss of the season to Warriors 1 for the second time. The depleted two man Bay side were no match for Warriors as they were swept aside 8-1,with only Bill Baxter beating Roger Jordan in 5 sets.
Elsewhere in the 1st division,Natives A began the second half of the season on a better note,sweeping aside Blue Lawn Lilac Time,6-3.Adam Goodall led the charge with a noteworthy treble while Barrie Thomas added two,narrowly losing to Ricky Kay in the 5th set.
Choughs B eased their relegation woes in their opening game of 2011 but at the expense of fellow club strugglers,Choughs C. The B side romped to a 8-1 win through trebles from Derek Smith and Chris Hooper.

In the 2nd division,Natives B marched to their 10th win of the season,with a 9-0 drubbing of 4th placed,Herne Bay H and opened up a 18 point lead over Blean A,
Herne Bay G came up this week with a surprise result against 3rd placed,Warriors 2.Mark Walton was in scintillating form,winning all his games while Jim Burns added two,losing to Eric Cawkill in 4 sets. A setback for Warriors but they are still in the hunt.

3rd division high fliers,Herne Bay I,were in a dominant position against Blean C in their opening fixture of 2011. They led Blean 4-1,with Paul Messenger completing two wins,but the match changed dramatically.Kevin West took out Bob Nutter in 4 sets and Jean Jones edged her way to a 5th set win over Roger Townsin. Keith Ackland kept out Nutter in the 5th set and West overcame Messenger in a thrilling 5 setter to give Blean an unlikely win and a blow for Bay’s very slim hope of honours this season.

The 4th division saw leaders Warriors 7 extend their lead at the top to 6 points over Dizzy Heights A with a 5-0 trouncing of Warriors 8. Connor Russell and Adam Jones continued their successful personal performances but they have now played 3 more games than their rivals Heights A and Faversham C,the latter still to play Warriors 7 twice.

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