You are here

April 6th

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version

Challoner B, in the Premier Division, is clinging on to their top flight position by their fingernails. A 6-4 win, only their second success of the season, over a two-man Godalming A team still gives them a mathematical chance of avoiding the drop. The only player to record two wins in the evening was Tony Holmes for Godalming. Merrow D is the other favourite to drop down a division. Their most recent match, a 6-4 defeat to Challoner A, featured a maximum from Jason Tendler with braces recorded by all three Challoner players, Rob Lemon, Trevor Spraggs and Maria Taylor-Woodward.

Godalming F, as expected, sealed the Third Division title with a 6-4 win at Ash C. Sandy Simpson, for Ash, was unbeaten with Gordon Grover and Danny McGranaghan notching pairs for the dominant outfit in this division throughout the season. They should do well in the higher tier next campaign. Bramley E, however, had relegation confirmed when they succumbed 7-3 to Godalming G. Hugh McKee was unbeaten for Godalming with James Wyncoll winning twice as did Sasan Bigdeli for Bramley. If Bramley keep this squad together they should do well next season in the lower division. The other promotion slot is being fiercely contested and Aftermath E will not be happy with a 7-3 defeat at the hands of Abinger. Brendan Bayley, for Abinger, was unbeaten with Keith Sutton winning twice for Abinger.

In the First Division the top two met with Godalming C getting the better of Burymead C, 6-4. Alan Hoyle was the star performer of the evening with a full house whilst Richard Parke and Joel Clancy both won twice for Burymead. Both teams look certainties for promotion. At the other end of the table Woking LTC A are still fighting to avoid the drop. A 7-3 success over two-man Aftermath A keeps them still hoping for a minor miracle. Kevin Bown was unbeaten for Woking with Steve Cheek winning twice for Aftermath. The other two relegation contenders, Cody A and Bramley B, met each other and shared the points. No players were unbeaten with Peter Anthony and Paul Shakespeare for Cody and Geoff Nevitt and Linda Makepeace for Bramley all winning twice.

The Second Division promotion battle still rages. Ash B built on their advantage with a whitewash of College Hill C. Alan Gess, Ian Saxby and Martin Gilbey made up the winning outfit which is the clear favourite for the title. Allianz have edged into second spot after an 8-2 win at Aftermath C and a 9-1 success over Burymead D. Clayton Green and Manoj Shah, yet again, were unbeaten in the two matches. Woking LTC B maintained their promotion push with a 9-1 win at two-man Godalming E. John Koenigsberger and Brian Hartles were unbeaten for Woking with Daniel Koenigsberger only losing out to Mike May. At the wrong end of the table Challoner C look doomed after an 8-2 loss at Bramley C. Linda Makepeace was unbeaten for Bramley with Joe Melchionno and Bill Willson both only losing to Tom Taylor-Woodward. Aftermath D fought out a draw against Merrow F which keeps their slim hopes of survival alive. David Harden won twice for Aftermath as did Alan Wan and Scott Gotham for Merrow. Burymead D just beat fellow-strugglers Bramley D 6-4. Jack Harrington was unbeaten for Burymead with John Diggens and Steve Cheeseman winning their other matches for Bramley. Bramley could well survive yet they have not won a match all season.