Two wins have seen Honiton move to the top of the table in Division 3a. The team of Helena Williams & Roger Tucker, Janet Ingram & Ethan Leach and Sue Caller and Matt Durrant beat St Leonards E 8-1. Honiton went on to beat Raleigh 6-3 with Helena & Roger unbeaten as was Sue Caller partnered in this match by Kevin Greenwell. The third pair of Sue Fallows & Rowan Davey were unlucky not to pick up a point losing all three of their rubbers in a deciding third end. Axminster secured their first win of the season after they beat second place Clyst Vale A 7-2. Sandy Sheldon & Lester Cawley and Sari Brice & Jay Sweetman were unbeaten for Axminster. The Raleigh team of Nicola Martin & Dan Graham, Mandy Gurzynski & Paul Bryon and Angela Bolt & Duncan Miller beat Clyst Vale A 8-1 with Clyst Vale’s point coming from Jennie Edwards & James Allum. St Leonards E beat a two pair Clyst Vale B side 6-3, of the six rubbers played four went to a deciding third end and the St Leonards pair of Mary McMullen & Mark Stanley were unbeaten on the night.
Raleigh were unable to raise a team for their fixture at Axminster and have had six points deducted in accordance with league rules.
Exeter A continue to dominate Division 1 after the team of Vicky Prouse & Jamie Roberton, Suzanne & Sam Owens and Sam Sillifant & Dan Harris beat a two pair Sidmouth A team 9-0. Sidmouth A also lost at the hands of Cranford, 7-2. Alice Feesey & Joe Davies were unbeaten for Cranford as were Nikita Smethust & Vernon Smeed who went to a third end in all of their rubbers.
In Division 2a, the University team of Sarah Preece & James Bell, Lucy Manley & Raj Ram and Beth Hunter & Milo Rapacioli beat Ringswell B 9-0.
Otter Vale B are celebrating two wins in Division 2b. The team of Anne Drury & Mark Brown, Sue O’Brien & Dan Clark and Maxine & Peter Sweetman beat Chulmleigh 5-4 although no Otter Vale pair could beat the Chulmleigh partnership of Hannah & John Down. The same Otter Vale B team then went on to beat St Leonards D 8-1 with the St Leonards pair of Sue Morrish & Allister Brimble scoring their team’s point. Sidmouth B beat St Leonards D 6-3 with the Sidmouth pairings of Ann Price & Paul Carter and Hilary Herd & James Newcombe being unbeaten.