Bentley A started their defence of the title with a whitewash against Ash B. Andy Mudie, Micky Lang and Graham Diplock provided the points. Central A matched this when they gave a hard lesson to newcomers Fleet A. Phil Snelson, Paul Baker and Peter Millard demonstrated to last season’s second Division champions that the standard is much higher in the top division. Central B beat Ash A 9-1 with Martin Townshend and Andy Appleby undefeated and Robin Pretty winning twice.
In the Second Division Ash C and Old Woking shared the points with one of those classic matches where no player won or lost all three. There were doubles for Frank Winnard and Chris Carter for Ash and Frank Roberts for Old Woking. Braybrooke A edged through 6-4 against two-man Frimley B 6-4. Newcomer Yizhong Wei won both his matches for Braybrooke. David McKinnon and Vasco Correia won their other two singles for Frimley. Cody A beat Frimley C 6-4 with Peter Anthony recording a maximum for Cody and Keith Russell supporting with a brace. This was matched by Frimley’s Correia. Bentley B beat Tennis D 8-2 with both Robin Street and Paul Farrant unbeaten.
In the Third Division Ash D overcame Crawley Ridge A 7-3 with Jo Bartlett securing a full house and Amy Parkes bagging a brace for Ash. Russell Gibbs won twice for Crawley Ridge. Crawley Ridge B, making their debut in this division will be delighted with an 8-2 victory over Cody D. Phil Garrett and David Skellern both picked up maximums for Crawley Ridge. Ash E beat Fleet B 7-3 with Terry French unbeaten and Dave Brown supporting with a pair. Rob Brook won twice for Fleet. Cody C beat Tennis F 6-4 with John Harvey winning all three and Stuart Stone twice for Cody whilst Tushar Vaja won a couple for Tennis.
In the Fourth Division Braybrooke B whitewashed Ash F with Mick Rumbold, Roger Westall and Kenny Duarte doing the damage, Tennis H also won 10-0, this againat Cody F. Michael Wolfe, Tom Ette and John Page grabbing the points. Crawley Ridge C beat a two-person Ash G 8-2 with Dave Marchant unbeaten. Sheila Pretty won twice for Ash. Frimley E beat Tennis J 7-3 with newcomer Ramesh Vasudevamurthy undefeated for Frimley and team-mate Maureen Bromley winning a couple as did Tennis’ Keith Johnson. Frimley F, comprising all new players, beat Fleet C 6-4. Alan Yeung won all his three for Fleet and there were braces for the Frimley duo of Gary Smith and Ted Cornell.