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Week 28

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Sun, 15/04/2018 - 20:38 -- Dave Brown

Central A are within striking distance of securing the First Division title after an emphatic 8-2 success over their B team. Phil Snelson and Paul Baker were both unbeaten for the champions elect. Bentley A, the only other contenders, came up against a strong Tennis A team and succumbed 6-4 with Ross Saxby recording a trio and Eliot Tilley winning a couple for Tennis. Graham Diplock won twice for Bentley. At the other end of the table Frimley A picked up a crucial, 7-3, victory over Tennis C. All the Frimley team, Nigel Oh, Ce Guo and Tim Ngyou won twice but they all lost to Tennis’ George Earle. Ash B and Frimley A shared the points with no player unbeaten. Hudson Foley and Paul Rumble won a couple for Ash as did Fleet’s David Joyce and Fallon Thompson.

The Second Division produced the set of the season when Old Woking entertained Cody A. Old Woking won the match 6-4 but the set between Frank Roberts and Keith Russell must have been nail biting to watch. Roberts took the first two games 11-8,11-8 but Russell came back and won the next two after deuce and then he took the final game 23-21. Shades of the old days. This was part of a double from Russell and team-mate Peter Anthony also won twice. The star performer of the evening was, however, Old Woking’s Steve Cheek with a maximum. Frimley B are driving towards a promotion slot after a whitewash of Tennis D. Clive Welsman, Bob Walker and David MacKinnon providing the points. Ash C, despite having just two players, edged past Cody A 6-4. Frank Winnard won all three for Ash with team-mate Nigel Tustin winning a couple. Bentley B are still in the promotion race after a 6-4 victory over Frimley C. Robin Street won all three for Bentley with Paul Farrant winning a couple. This was matched by Frimley’s Vasco Correira. Cody B are also still in the promotion frame after a 6-4 win at Braybrooke A. Duncan Sibbick, Dave Stenning and Paul Mission all bagged braces for Cody with all of them losing to Braybrooke’s Yizhong Wei.

As expected Crawley Ridge C won the Fourth Division title after an 8-2 success at Fleet C. Yuriy Schulzhenko once again won all three with team-mates Richard Hornby and Mark Stephenson bagging braces both losing out to Fleet’s Alan Yeung. Runners up Frimley F completed their campaign with a 7-3 victory over Braybrooke B. Ted Cornell secured a full house for Frimley with colleagues Gary Smith and Steve Lawlor both winning twice and both losing to Braybrooke’s Mick Rumbold.