League Report Week 15 - 08/02/2016

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John Metcalfe
Wed 17 Feb '16 @ 9:00pm

Premier Division

Chestfield Warriors 1 could only muster 2 players for their visit to league leaders, Hoath A and suffered the consequences, losing 8-1. Phil Thomas and John Ferguson both had 3 clean wins for Hoath, and Clive Hollingsbee added 2 more. Kell Davies saved the whitewash with his solitary win for Warriors over Clive, but Hoath consolidated their single success with a comfortable 3-0 win in the doubles.
2nd placed Iron Room A clashed with 3rd placed Hoath B and a narrow 5-4 win for Hoath pushed them to within 1 point of their opponents. 2 wins for Keith Yarnley plus a win each for Phil Saxby and Russell Bates secured 4 points for the Iron Room, but Hoath’s Richard Carden was unbeaten on the night, maintaining his 100% record, and with 2 more from David Jeavons, just pinched the result. With the singles win under their belt, Hoath then went on to take the doubles 3-0.
Another close 5-4 victory went in favour of Heron A when they welcomed Chestfield Warriors 2 to their table. 2 wins each for Dianne Pearce and David Emery together with a 5th from John Glass earned the Heron victory, but no-one could overcome Joe Britnell for the Warriors. His 3 wins, and a 4th from Paul Waumsley gave the Warriors their 4 points, but it just wasn’t quite enough, and there was no consolation for them in the doubles when Heron took a comfortable 3-0 result.
Faversham A were once again thankful for Harry Law’s 3 wins when they took on Hoath C, but a 4th win by Ethan Braden couldn’t stop Hoath winning this match 5-4. 2 wins apiece from Mike Howard and Clive Hollingsbee, plus a good win for Sharon Clarke gave the visiting Hoath team a tight victory. However, Faversham managed to glean some satisfaction on the night with a 3-0 doubles win.
In their 2nd match of the week, Chestfield Warriors 2 went to confront the 2 man team of Herne Bay A. Warriors won this match 5-4, but Herne Bay may have envisioned a different result with a full squad. Peter Roberts was on form for the Bay team, with his 3 wins supported by a 4th from Andy Cannon. For the Warriors, Paul Waumsley and Joe Britnell had 2 wins apiece and with 1 from Ian Cooke, earned their 5 points.

Division 1

If 3rd placed Chestfield Warriors 4 were entertaining hopes of promotion, they have been hit hard by lowly Iron Room C, who left this match with an excellent 7-2 away win. 2 good wins from Adam Dyer was the only glimmer of light for the Warriors, but this was soon snuffed out by an unbeaten Geoff Jordan, plus 2 each by Colin Sleap and Brian Kennett for the Iron Room. A disconsolate Warriors managed to rally themselves to inflict a hard fought, 3-1 consolation win in the doubles.
With a convincing 7-2 win over Herne Bay D, a determined Chestfield Warriors 3A opened up a 4 point lead at the top of division 1. With only 2 players, Herne Bay were already conceding 3 points, and despite the efforts of Paul Bee (1) and Chris Howard (1), the Warriors took this match courtesy of 2 wins by Jonny Nevett and 2 from Ricky Kay. The ensuing doubles match also went in favour of the singles victors, who won 3-0 to complete their evening.
The promotion hopes of 2nd placed Herne Bay B suffered a setback when they were beaten 4-5 on their home patch by Faversham B. A treble by Vince Corbin for Herne Bay and 1 win for Simon Lee was offset by 2 each for Nico Waters and Callum McDonagh, with Matthew Waters adding a 5th to earn a Faversham victory. However, Faversham suffered some retribution when the Bay side recovered to hit back with a close 3-2 win in the doubles.
Chestfield Warriors 3 took full advantage when they were gifted 3 points by their 2 player hosts, Whitstable A. Barrie Thomas and Nick Fairweather both managed a win each to give the Natives 2 points, but an unbeaten Denis Cannon (2), Roger Jordan (1) and John Wickings (1), plus the 3 conceded points gave the Warriors a comfortable 7-2 result. Warriors then overcame some stern resistance in the doubles, which they finally won 3-1.
Herne Bay E remain rooted at the bottom of division 1 after suffering a 7-2 defeat at the hands of fellow club mates Herne Bay C. For Bay C, a Bob Edwards treble maintained his 100% record in the division, and he was supported by 2 from Mick Micklethwaithe and 2 from Steve Furber. 2 wins from Dave Thompson was the only resistance offered by Herne Bay E, whose singles loss was exacerbated when they went down 3-1 in the doubles.

Division 2

A superb 5-4 win for Chestfield Warriors 7 over league leaders Blean A saw Blean’s lead at the top reduced to 3 points. An unbeaten Aaron Hollingsworth led his team to victory, with Linda Wickings and Jill Weaver adding another 2 points to his treble. The disappointed Blean side had Rob Easton to thank for 2 wins, with a further win each by Derek Whiddett and Barry Shirley giving them 4 points, but the Warriors confirmed their superiority in this match with a good 3-1 doubles success.
Chestfield Warriors 8, currently without a win in division 2, called upon the services of young Shem Lejarde from division 4, to make up the numbers for their match against 2nd placed Chestfield Warriors 5. He contributed 2 excellent wins for Warriors 8, but with a just win each for Mark Allen and Stuart Colley, the 5-4 result went in favour of Warriors 5. Tony Morgan was undefeated for the winning team, and his 3 points was supplemented by 2 more from Peter Paetow. The winning Warriors 5 then continued their success with a 3-1 doubles result.

Division 3

A 7-2 win for Choughs C over their hosts Chestfield Warriors 11, saw Choughs move into top spot in division 3. Warriors 11 were grateful for 2 wins by Shaun Reid, but Jackie Fok’s treble for Choughs, together with 2 each from Richard Partridge and Zurafa Sakel ensured a comfortable victory. Choughs then completed the match with a 3-1 win in the doubles.
Herne Bay I took full advantage of a depleted Faversham D team by inflicting a 6-3 victory over their visitors. For the winning Herne Bay side, Simon Chambers was undefeated, with team mates Al Parkes (2) and Les Taylor (1) completeing the scoreline.. 2 wins for Harry Hutchinson and 1 by Alan Culver gave the 2- man Faversham team 3 points in a match which could have been a lot closer with a 3rd player. The winning Bay team then just edged a hard fought 3-2 doubles match.
Promotion hopefuls, Blean C enhanced their title chase, easing to a comfortable 7-2 home win over their guests, Chestfield Warriors 9. Laurie Newman (3) led the way for Blean, with Peter Cole (2) and Alan Dilnot (2) making up their 7 points. Caroline Hanson was the only Warriors winner with 2 victories over Alan and Peter, but Blean finally rounded off the night with a close 3-2 doubles win.
A trio of wins by both Bernard Ebeck and Simon Howe, plus 1 from Paul Matthews helped Chestfield Warriors 10 to a 7-2 victory over a visiting Herne Bay H. Barbara Ayling and Josie Prowse earned 2 Herne Bay points, who overcame their singles disappointment by retaliating with a surprising 3-1 win in the doubles.

Division 4

Sebastion Keeble managed the only win of the night for Chestfield Warriors 14 when they suffered a 4-1 home defeat to Herne Bay K. 2 wins for Robin Bosier and 1 by Joshua Reeve, plus a match doubles win, was enough to see off the Warriors, who fared no better in the competition doubles, losing 3-0.
A club derby match involving father & son team, Rob and Jack Yates for Chestfield Warriors 15, and brothers George and Lewis Marsh for league leaders Chestfield Warriors 16, developed into a relentless struggle, despite Warriors 16 winning 4-1. Rob Yates picked up a single point for Warriors 15, but George Marsh (2) and Lewis Marsh (1), together with a match doubles win, secured the points for Warriors 16. In the singles, 9 legs went above 11 points, and in one game alone, a young Jack Yates and George Marsh played for a total of 129 points, with George finally winning 3-2. The enthusiasm then continued into the competition doubles, which again, was hard fought and close, but eventually won 3-2 by Warriors 16.
In a 2nd derby match, Chestfield Warriors 17 lost 3-2 to Chestfield Warriors 19. Lewis Marsh, playing his 2nd match of the week, gave Warriors 17 their 2 points, but a win each by Mark Dixon and Paul Anthony, and a 3-0 match doubles win for Warriors 19, edged the result, thus denying Warriors 17 their first win in the league. With the singles match won, Warriors 19 rounded off their evening with comfortable 3-0 competition doubles win.

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