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December 20th

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A surprise packet in the First division has been Aftermath B in the First Division. Widely expected to struggle they have positioned themselves in mid-table with their most recent success a 6-4 victory over Godalming D. Bill Matlock was unbeaten with Gordon Aplin chipping in with a pair, Rob Shearman also won twice for Godalming. Godalming C cemented their place at the top witha whitewash of two-man Bramley A. Tony Harrild, Alan Hoyle and Fei Fei Pei being the victorious trio. Burymead C edged past Woking LTC A 6-4 with Woking’s Roray Scott unbeaten. Ian Farley and Joel Clancey both bagged braces for Burymead. Ash A kept up their chase of the top two with a 7-3 victory over merrow E. Paul Myers notched a trio with teammates John Taylor and Terry Osborne winning twice apiece but neither able to get the better of Keith Cunningham.
In the Third Division Godalming F demonstrated their ruthlessness thrashing fellow promotion rivals Ash D, 8-2. Gordon Grover was unbeaten for Godalming with Danny McGranaghan and Fred Florance recording duos. Aftermath E remain the closest challengers with the latest sucees being a 6-4 defeat of Woking LTC C with Dave Thomas recording a maximum. John Setterfield won twice for Aftermath as did Brian Hartles for Woking. Cranleigh, despite only having two players, got the better of College Hill E, 6-4. Mark Lockyer was unbeaten with Peter Coventry winning twice.
In the Premier Division Broadmoor recorded a welcome success, 7-3, over College Hill A. Yet again Jorge Dominguez was College Hill’s saviour with a full house. Mark Handcock, Graham Outrim and John Millward all won twice for Broadmoor. Burymead A remain in second spot after a 7-3 win over Merrow B. Derek Holman was undefeated for Burymead with Phil Snelson grabbing a pair. Merrow A achieved a welcome win, 6-4, against Challoner A. Challoner’s Rob Lemon was undefeated with Robin Pretty and Mike Fisher each winning twice for Merrow. Godalming A showed no mercy to strugglers Merrow D with an 8-2 win. Ben Larcombe won all his matches with David Rahbani and Rob Shearman grabbing pairs each losing out to Dave Halfpenny.
Godalming H, in the Fourth Division, will go into the Christmas break top of the table after an 8-2 win over Emmanuel TTC. David Livingstone and Helen Ross were undefeated with Tony Laws winning twice. Cody B are second after a close 6-4 win over Godalming L. Ken Thompson was unbeaten for Cody with Stuart Stone winning twice as did Juri Artamonov for Godalming. Woking LTC D remain on the edge of the promotion battle after a 7-3 win over Godalming J. Tony Laws won all the points for Godalming who, unfortunately, had just two players. Bramley F beat Burymead E winning the battle between the bottom two teams. Bramley were helped with Burymead only having two players one of whom, Simon Parris, won all his three. Godalming K recoreded a very impressive 9-1 win over Cranleigh B. Alan Lewell and Rohan Butt were unbeaten for Godalming with Greg Rowe only losing out to Chris Ray.