Exeter A continue their unbeaten run in Division 1 with wins over Ringswell A, Cranford and Exeter B.
In a 6-3 defeat over Ringswell A, the Exeter pairs of Julia Melling & Jamie Roberton, mother and son duo, Suzanne & Sam Owens and Dan Harris & Hannah Oxley each picked up two points, but the Ringswell partnership of Nigel Osborne & Claire Harrison proved unbeatable, winning all three of Ringswell’s points, the first points dropped by Exeter A this season. It was the same scoreline in their match against Cranford, this time Cranford’s pairing of Alice Feesey & Zac Phillips proved too strong for the Exeter side and were unbeaten for Cranford. Julia Melling & Jamie Roberton and Suzanne Owens & Dan Harris were unbeaten in the A teams 8-1 win over Exeter B. Hannah Oxley & Mark Trebble saved a whitewash beating the A team duo of Sue Colwill & Russell Walker 23-21 in the third end to earn the B team a point.
St Leonards B have had two wins in Division 2a. The team of Jill McCord & Tim Wardale, Astrid Janssens & Andy Rowe and Kay Brewer & Leo Robbins beat Ringswell C 8-1 with Jeannette Allen & John Phillips salvaging the point for Ringswell. The same St Leonards B team then faced their clubs C team emerging 7-2 winners with the C team pairings of Sharon May & Malcolm Travis and Elaine Nicholson & Sylvian Pasquier each picking up a point for the C team. The Ringswell B team of Sharon Strong & Steve Rice, Anne Jones & Ben Boyland and Sylvia Child & Brian Jeary beat Ringswell C 8-1 although it was a much closer match than the scoreline suggests with 6 rubbers decided in the third end. Jeannette Allen & John Phillips once again scored for the C team, but team mates Helen Bissell & Richard McFarlane were unlucky not to add to the tally losing all three of their rubbers in the decider.
Otter Vale B are celebrating their first win of the season in division 2b after beating St Leonards D 6-3. Anne Drury & Andy O’Brien and Sue O’Brien & Dan Clark were unbeaten. Sidmouth B beat Chulmleigh 8-1 with Sidmouth’s Hilary Herd & James Newcombe unbeaten as were Linda McCracken & Steve Pritchard. Chulmleigh’s point came from Ruth Crumby & Mat Older.
There are no matches to report in Division 3a.
Ringswell A 3 Exeter A 6
Exeter A 6 Cranford 3
Exeter B 1 Exeter A 8
St Leonards B 8 Ringswell C 1
St Leonards C 2 St Leonards B 7
Ringswell C 1 Ringswell B 8
Sidmouth B 8 Chulmleigh 1
Otter Vale B 6 St Leonards D 3