Champions Lions A defeated Ravenscroft Panthers A 5-0 this week. Joshua Butler and 2nd division reserve Luke Bichard defeated Panthers' reserves Peter Vivian and Juliette Yeaman in singles competition, Bichard dropping just the single leg during his 5 game win over Vivian. The Lions duo won the doubles in straight games.
Whistlers C continue to lead the way in the hunt for the runners-up spot and they won an important match over their B side 4-1 this week. Alex Robinson (pictured) led the way with a 5 game win over Lawrence Stacey and a 7 game win over Joshua Stacey. Dawn Morgan overturned an 8-2 deficit in the 7th and final game against Joshua to win by the tightest of margins, 14-12, however she was defeated 11-9 in the 7th by Lawrence. Robinson and Morgan won the doubles clash in 5 games.
Lions C are trailing by 2 points in 3rd spot, but have a game in hand on their rivals. They too ran out 4-1 winners this week,Ravenscroft Panthers B the recipients of the defeat. Paul Hainsworth comfortably defeated Carmen Aniceto and reserve Steve Martin in straight games. Liam Robilliard cruised past Martin in straight games, but he lost a tight match to Anicetoin 7 games, despite mounting a fightback from a 1-3 deficit to force the decider. The Lions combination won the doubles match in 5 games.
Lions B occupy 5th spot of the 9 team division and they made no mistakes during their 5-0 whitewash of their D side. PhilOgier and Jez Powell both defeated James Rabey in 5 games. Ogier defeated reserve Chloe Le Tissier in straight games and Powell won in 5 games. The doubles match was won by Ogier and Powell in 5 games.
Whistlers E are just a single point away from retaining the title they won last season. Despite this fact, they dropped points for only the 2nd time this season during a 5-5 draw with St Pauls A. Missing their 3rd player Ben Foss, the defending champions surrendered a 3-0 lead at the start of play. Maurice James was the only player to add a singles win when he beat Keith Opie in 4 games. It was though the pairing of Chas Elliott and Trevor Bourgaize who won the important doubles clash against Opie and Kay Chivers in 4 games to secure a point. Chivers and Opie won the remaining 5 singles match to salvage a draw from 5-2 down
St Pauls B are also fairly close to retaining their title as they hold a 3 point lead over their closest rivals. They were 7-3 victors this week over Whistlers G. Derek Carter and John Wills won the match for the St Pauls side with wins over Miles Bishop-White, Charlotte Casey and reserve Tom Hagerich. They also won the doubles over Bishop-White and Casey in straight games. Each Whistlers player gained a consolation win over St Pauls reserve Nathan Pinchemain.
Lions L are another side that holds a 3 point lead at the top and they crushed Whistlers M 9-1 this week. Bolette Hjorth and Jenny Powell defeated Alex Dekker, Shauna Jenkins and Connor Le Cras in singles matches. Val Guilbert added wins over Jenkins and Le Cras, but lost out to Dekker in 4 games. Guilbert and Hjorth teamed up to win the doubles match against LeCras and Jenkins in straight games.