League Report Week 13 - 18/01/2016

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John Metcalfe
Wed 27 Jan '16 @ 11:11am

Premier Division

With Iron Room A not having a match this week, Hoath A hoped to increase their lead at the top of the premier, but just managed a 5-4 win over a spirited Chestfield Warriors 2. John Ferguson (2), Andy Roberts (2) and Simon Rudland (1) earned the points for Hoath. For the Warriors, Alan Taylor was undefeated, and his 3 wins, plus a 4th from Joe Britnell bought them 4 points, with Hoath taking the doubles 3-1. A different result may have been envisaged but for an injury to Warrior’s Ian Cooke, who had to concede his last 2 games.
Taking full advantage of the aforementioned events, Hoath B pushed themselves into 2nd place above Iron Room A, with a convincing 7-2 win over club mates Hoath C. Richard Carden and David Jeavons were undefeated for the winners in this match, and their success was complimented by a 7th point from Mike Chapman. Hoath C had Chris Hearn and Ben Greenwood to thank for their 2 wins, but Hoath B overwhelmed their opponents with a comfortable 3-0 doubles win.
An undermanned Heron B could have had their 1st win of the season with a full squad, but with the 2 man Heron team conceding 3 points, Chestfield Warriors 1 just sneaked a 5-4 win. Arthur Martin kept a clean sheet in his 3 wins for Heron and Peter Chapman added a 4th, but Warriors Steve Cannon, Ricky Kay and Kell Davies just did enough for the win. However, a vengeful Heron compensated for their singles loss with a convincing 3-0 doubles win.

Division 1

Herne Bay D could only take 2 players to Chestfield Warriors 3, and this was reflected in the result when the Warriors took this match 6-3. 2 wins by Chris Howard and 1 from Paul Bee for the Bays’ was not enough, and with the conceded points, Denis Cannon, Roger Jordan and John Wickings recorded 2 wins each for the Warriors. However Paul and Chris for Herne Bay put their singles disappointment behind them to win the doubles match 3-1.
Another team who could only field 2 players was Whitstable Natives A in their visit to Iron Room B, who punished the Natives with a 7-2 win. 3 wins for Kevin Beasley and 2 from Geoff Jordan and Michael Lee gave the Iron Room the result, whose opponent’s only show of resistance came from Barrie Thomas with his 2 victories. In the doubles, a hard fought 3-2 result finally fell in favour of the Iron Room.
A 6-3 result in favour of Chestfield Warriors 3A against Faversham B was due to an unbeaten Ricky Kay, whose 3 wins, with 2 from Dirk Froebrich and 1 by Jonny Nevett, was enough to overcome their visitors. For the Faversham side, Nico Waters had 2 excellent wins, with a 3rd coming from Matt Waters. A relieved Dirk beat Matt 3-0, but the scoreline does nothing to reflect the game, in which an incredible 84 points were contested over the 3 legs.

Division 2

Chestfield Warriors 7 welcomed yet another depleted team, 2nd placed Choughs B, to their home venue. The gift of 3 conceded points was gratefully accepted by Warriors, who edged this encounter with a 5-4 win thanks to a win apiece for Aaron Hollingsworth and Linda Wickings. With an unbeaten Reuben Tozer on song for Choughs, Joe Morgan added a 4th for their 4 points, but the losing team succumbed to a close 3-1 defeat in the doubles.
League leaders Blean A had a potentially tricky encounter at Faversham C and came away with a satisfying 6-3 win. Faversham saviour, Nick Wibberley was Blean’s only obstacle with 3 excellent wins, but Rob Easton, Paul Simmonds and Derek Whiddett, all with 2 wins apiece, earned the Blean result. Faversham then overcame their singles disappointment with a welcome 3-1 doubles victory.
Herne Bay F were pushed hard to secure a 5-4 result over a travelling Chestfield Warriors 6A, who had to call on 11 year old Lewis Marsh from Division 4, (incidentally playing his 3rd match of the week), in order to field a full team. Graham Waters (2), Jim Burns (2) and Graeme Sopp (1) were the points winners for Bay F but nobody could overcome Colin Relf for Warriors, whose 3 wins were complimented by a 4th from Peter McCaig. A tough doubles match followed, but the Bay’s eventually registered a 3-2 win to add to their singles tally.

Division 3

Blean C, currently top of division 3, were at home to Faversham D and inflicted a convincing 8-1 win over their guests. Harry Hutchinson’s solitary win for Faversham saved the whitewash, but 2 trebles from Keith Ackland and Kevin West, together with 2 from Dave Mason was enough to quell any opposition. In a complete reversal of fortunes, a battered but un-bowed Faversham fought back to surprise the winners by taking a close, but very satisfying 3-2 victory in the doubles.
With only 2 players available, Whitstable Natives C were thumped 8-1 by home side Herne Bay I. Peter Tregar had the only success for Natives with a 3-0 win over Les Taylor, but Simon Chambers and Al Parkes were undefeated for the Bays’ who also eased to a 3-0 doubles win.
Lowly Herne Bay H were on the receiving end of a 9-0 whitewash when they visited Blean B. Laurie Newman, Peter Cole and Alan Dilnot were undefeated for Blean, with Barbara Ayling managing to win just 1 leg for Herne Bay, to save an absolute clean sweep. Blean then enhanced their domination with a 3-0 doubles win.
In the derby match between Chestfield Warriors 9 and club mates Chestfield Warriors 11, Shaun Reid was the hero of the hour. His 3 unchallenged wins, plus 2 from James Reid, gave Warriors 11 the edge and a 5-4 victory. For the losing Warriors 9, Caroline Hanson had 2 wins, together with 1 each from Bill Hackney and Bob Hassam, but then Warriors 9 found some recompense with a hard fought 3-1 victory in the doubles.


Division 4

Sebastion, Harvey and Dylan Keeble for Chestfield Warriors 14, could do nothing to overcome league leaders Chestfiled Warriors 16, who extended their position at the top to 9 points with a 5-0 away win over the home team. Brothers Lewis and George Marsh for Warriors 16 won all their games, including the match doubles, and then also moved to the top of the doubles league with a 3-1 win in the competition doubles.

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