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Week 27

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Sun, 08/04/2018 - 21:34 -- Dave Brown

Promotion has been decided in the Fourth Division after the top two triumphed this week. Crawley Ridge C beat Cody E with Richard Hornby notching a maximum and team mates Mark Stephenson and Yuiry Schulzhenko winning twice apiece both losing to Cody’s Dave Hewitt. Frimley F will be joining them in the higher flight after a 7-3 success over Tennis H. Both Ted Cornell and Steve Lawlor were unbeaten for Frimley. Fleet C beat Frimley E 6-4 with Alan Yeung chalking up a maximum for Fleet. Charles Rhodes and Steve Chapman both won twice for Frimley. Braybrooke B beat Tennis H 8-2 with both Mick Rumbold and Kenny Duarte winning all three. Tennis J beat Cody F 7-3 with Ken Lewington undefeated and Keith Johnson winning a pair for Tennis. Norrie Short bagged a brace for Cody.

The teams moving up from the Third Division have also been settled. Tennis G beat their F team 7-3 with Peter Bone chalking up a maximum and colleagues Martin Evans and Mehrdad Abutalebi bagging braces. Crawley Ridge B beat Fleet B 8-2 to accompany them into the second tier. Phil Garrett won all three for Crawley Ridge with team mates Richard Hornby and Stephen Bridle each winning twice but both lost to Rob Brook. Fleet B are destined to finish in the bottom two. Frimley D and Ash D shared the points with Jo Bartlett securing a full house for Ash. Barry Baxter and Ramesh Vasudevamurthy both won twice for Frimley. Ash E eased past Cody C 6-4 thanks to a Les Knight maximum. John Harvey and Nigel Roberts both bagged braces for Cody.

By contrast the Second Division will be contested through to the end of the season. Currently top is Frimley B thanks to a couple of 7-3 victories. Against Cody B Bob Walker was unbeaten with David MacKinnon winning a couple in support. Paul Mission bagged a brace for Cody. Against Tennis E Clive Welsman provide the full house with MacKinnon again winning twice. Peter Bone won a couple for Tennis. Cody B bounced back by whitewashing Tennis F. Mission, Dave Stenning and Duncan Sibbick grabbing the points. Frimley C eased their relegation concerns with a 7-3 victory over Braybrroke A. All the Frimley team, Gary Nicholson, Vasco Correira and Anthony Connelly won twice as did Braybrooke’s Mark Armstrong.

The top two in the First Division both won. Bentley A beat Ash A 7-3 thanks to a Richard Seymour maximum and a pair from Graham Diplock. Dave Halfpenny won twice for Ash. Central A eased past Tennis A 6-4 after another Phil Snelson maximum and a pair from Paul Baker. Rod Kay won a couple for Tennis. Frimley A now seem secure after an easy 8-2 success over Ash B. Nigel Oh won all three whilst team-mates Peter Farrelly and Ce Guo each won twice but both lost to Ash’s Paul Rumble. Fleet A continue to look over their shoulder and will not be helped by a large defeat, 9-1, against Central B. Andy Appleby, Martin Townshend and Ramesh Bhalla won all the singles for Central.