League Report Week 18 - 29/02/2016

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John Metcalfe
Thu 10 Mar '16 @ 11:43am

Premier Division

Chestfield Warriors 1 were overwhelmed by Chestfield Warriors 2 who cruised to a 7-2 victory in this club derby match. Steve Cannon and Jack Stewart managed a win each for Warriors 1 for 2 points, but Paul Waumsley and Joe Britnall, both unbeaten on the night, plus a win for Ian Cooke, ensured a comfortable win for Warriors 2, who then eased to a 3-0 win in the doubles.
Despite losing 5-4 to fellow club mates Hoath B, their 4 points moved 2nd placed Hoath A to within a point of the league leaders, Iron Room A who were without a match this week. A treble for Richard Carden and 2 wins by David Jeavons helped to keep 3rd placed Hoath B in touch with the top two of the premier division, where just 5 points separate the three teams. Consolation for Hoath A came with a 3-1 win in the doubles match, maintaining their lead in the doubles competition.
A mid-table clash between Hoath C and Heron A developed into a close encounter, with Hoath just edging a 5-4 win. An undefeated Mike Howard led the way to the win for Hoath, supported by 2 by Chris Howard, with Heron responding through Dave Emery (2), Dianne Pearce (1) and John Glass (1). This tight match continued into the doubles, which Hoath finally added to their singles triumph with a 3-2 success.
With a trio of wins, Harry Law led Faversham A to victory over the bottom team, Heron B. A further 2 wins by Ethan Braden and 1 by Nicolas Waters who was playing up from Division 1, earned Faversham 6 points and the win. Heron B, still seeking their 1st win of the season battled hard for their 3 points, with Arthur Martin winning 2 games and Peter Chapman adding a 3rd. Heron carried their misfortunes into the doubles, when their visitors eased to a 3-0 victory.

Division 1

Roger Jordan (2), Denis Cannon (2) and John Wickings (2) for Chestfield Warriors 3, inflicted a positive 6-3 win over their guests, Herne Bay C, to maintain their 3rd place spot in the league. However, the Warriors team couldn’t overcome Herne Bay’s Bob Edwards who kept his 100% record for the season with an excellent triple. A hard fought doubles match ensued, with the 3-1 result finally won by the Warriors.
Division 1 leaders Herne Bay B had their points lead reduced to 14 when they were hit hard by Iron Room B who, with home advantage, managed a superb 6-3 win. Iron Room’s Kevin Beasley treble paved the way to victory, coupled with 2 from Michael Lee and 1 by Michelle Kingsland. The Bay team’s 3 points came courtesy of 2 wins for Vince Corbin and 1 by Paul Bee. In a tough doubles match, a vengeful Herne Bay responded positively with a 3-1 win over their hosts.
No doubt inspired by Herne Bay B’s loss earlier in the week, 2nd placed Chestfield Warriors 3A went to Choughs A who fell victim to a 7-2 defeat. Dirk Froebrich powered his way to a treble, ably supported by Jonny Nevett and Linus Vedeika, who with 2 wins apiece, contributed to Warriors seven point match total. Cliff Ball offered the only Choughs resistance with his 2 wins over Jonny and Linus, but Warriors’ dominance continued into the doubles, which they won comfortably 3-0.
3 wins by Nicolas Waters set the trend for Faversham B when they hosted their match against Whitstable Natives A. Callum McDonagh and Matthew Waters both added 2 more to establish a 7-2 home triumph for Faversham. The Natives had Adam Goodall to thank for their 2 points, but despite facing some stern resistance in the doubles, Faversham finally overcame their opponents, winning this part of the contest 3-2.

Division 2

Chestfield Warriors 8 called upon the services of 10 year old Shem Lejarde from division 4 to field a full team against a visiting Faversham C, who won this match 7-2. Nick and Terry Wibberley were undefeated for Faversham, whose 7th point was won by Colin Blythe. For the Warriors, Shem contributed an excellent win over Colin Blythe, as did Stuart Colley, but with the singles in their pocket, Faversham eased to a 3-0 win in the doubles.
Although equal on points at the top of division 2 but with 2 games in hand, Chestfield Warriors 5 are looking favourites for promotion after sailing to an 8-1 win over Chestfield Warriors 7. Steve Tebbett and Peter Paetow both had trebles for Warriors 5, and Tony Morgan added 2 more. Jill Weaver saved Warriors from a whitewash with her solitary win over Tony, but the victors of this match went on to add a 3-1 doubles win to their tally.
Keith Garrad and Gordon Williams were both on song with 3 wins apiece for Whitstable Natives B when they welcomed Chestfield Warriors 6A to their table, for a 6-3 win over their guests. Young Shem Legarde, who recently qualified for the Inter-regional squad by winning the Under 11 Inter-Regional Competition, was prevailed upon to make up the Warriors team. Playing his 2nd league match of the week, he contributed a superb win over Native’s Peter Godden to add to the 2 points earned by the Warriors’ Peter McCaig and Colin Relf. The defeated Warriors however, retaliated with a pleasing 3-0 win in the doubles.
Chestfield Warriors 6 lost heavily to a travelling Herne Bay F, who recorded an emphatic 7-2 away win. 7-0 down after seven games, the Warriors team was facing a whitewash, but John Metcalfe and Bob Young managed a win each for the Warriors in the final two games of the match. Graeme Sopp and Graham Waters had 2 wins each for Herne Bay, but Danny Reardon (3), borrowed from Herne Bay I in division 3 and playing his 2nd match of the week, was their hero of the hour, remaining unbeaten on the night. The losing Warriors then fared no better in the doubles where they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat.

Division 3

An uncompromising Herne Bay I went to Chestfield Warriors 9 and ruthlessly overpowered their hosts, registering a comprehensive 9-0 away win. Danny Reardon, Simon Chambers and Al Parkes for Herne Bay were responsible for the whitewash, winning all their matches and lifting their team into 2nd place in the league, just 3 points behind the leaders. 2-0 down after 2 legs in the doubles match, Bay I fought back to overcome the disappointed Warriors with a 3-2 win.
Faversham D found themselves playing against a 2 man team from Chestfield Warriors 11, but despite conceding 3 points, Warriors 11 edged a very good away 5-4 win, thanks to 3 wins by Shaun Reid and 2 by Rowan Brough. Faversham’s 4 points came from a win by Colin Floodgate plus the gifted 3 points, but Warriors 11 were just too strong in a hotly contested doubles match, which they won 3-2.
In a club derby match between 4th placed Blean B and league leaders Blean C, the two teams became embroiled in a tough contest, with the 5-4 result finally falling in favour of Blean C. No-one could overcome Blean B’s Laurie Newman whose 3 wins were enhanced by a 4th from Alan Dilnot. Blean C were grateful for 2 wins each by Steve Hutton and Kevin West plus 1 from Keith Ackland, earning their 5 points. In the doubles match, Blean B could not prevent their club mates from surging to a comfortable 3-0 victory.
Herne Bay G drafted Robin Bosier from division 4 into their team for their match against Whitstable Natives C and together with an unbeaten Paul Messenger, he contributed 3 very good wins for Bay G, to give his team a 6 point match total. Chris Near, Peter Godden and Peter Tregar all had a solitary win for Natives C’s 3 points, who then managed to reverse their singles misfortune by winning a very close doubles match 3-2.
In spite of a good 6-3 win over their guests Chestfield Warriors 10, Choughs C slipped from 2nd to 3rd place in the league but remain in touch with the leaders; just 5 points now separating the top 3 teams. Jackie Fok, for Choughs, had a clean treble, with Dave Goddard adding a further 2 wins, and Richard Partridge 1. Simon Howe led Warriors response with 2 wins, and a 3rd came from Bernard Ebeck. The 3-0 doubles score line belies how hotly this part of the match was contested, but was eventually added to the Choughs singles triumph.

Division 4

With the league leaders not playing this week, 2nd placed Chestfield Warriors 19 took the opportunity to reduce the difference at the top to 7 points, with a fine 4-1 win over fellow club mates Chestfield Warriors 15. A successful evening for Paul Anthony saw him win both his games for Warriors 19 and together with a win for Mark Dixon, plus a 3-0 match doubles established the result. Rob Yates secured a single point for Warriors 15 with his win over Mark, but the competition doubles game replicated the match doubles, with Warriors 19 winning 3-0.
A win each for Linda Sopp and Val Rankin and a 3-0 match doubles result gave Herne Bay J an edgy 3-2 win over a visiting Chestfield Warriors 16. Tim Platt won both points for Warriors 18, and together with Jan Aldridge, reversed their fortunes with a reciprocal and very pleasing, 3-0 competition doubles victory.

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