Just two points separate the top three teams in Division 2b. Honiton A remain at the top of the table thanks to their team’s 7-2 win over Clyst Vale A. The partnerships of Janet Ingram & Ethan Leach and Helena Williams & Roger Tucker were unbeaten for Honiton. St Leonards C are celebrating 7-2 wins over both Honiton A and Otter Vale B. The St Leonards C duo of Jill McCord & Andy Rowe were unbeaten in both matches as were Lynn Travis & Charles Wardale in the match against Honiton. The Chulmleigh team of Amy Holland & Ben Hamill, Lia Smith & Adrian Bourner and Michelle Wylde & John Down beat Ringswell C 8-1 with Ringswell’s point coming from Becky Follett & Brian Jeary.
The same Raleigh team of Angela Bolt & Dan Graham, Debby Yates & Paul Bryon and Sue Mayne & Richard Robinson have beaten both Cranford B and Axminster 6-3. Angela & Dan were unbeaten in the Axminster fixture and Debby & Paul were the unbeaten partnership for the team in the match against Cranford B. Axminster beat Cranford B 7-2 in a match which saw Sandy Sheldon & Lester Cawley unbeaten for Axmister with team mates, Gill Bullock & Eric Samways and Sari Brice & Jay Sweetman securing two points each. The Clyst Vale B team of Rachel Dare & David Bromage, Irene Newcombe & Tom Browne and Mandy Gurzynski & Gary Lacey-Mills beat Cranford B 6-3 although no Clyst Vale pair could beat the Cranford partnership of Sarah Harvey & Paul Furler. Honiton B were the victors when they played Clyst Vale B, winning 7-2 with Sue Caller & James Goody unbeaten for Honiton.
In Division 1, Exeter A have beaten both Queens and St Leonards A 8-1. Julia Melling & Sam Lees and Suzanne and Sam Owens were unbeaten in both matches, Gareth Pearse picked up the remaining two points in each match, partnered by Vicky Prouse in the Queens match and Hannah Oxley against St Leonards A. Ringswell A beat Cranford A 7-2 with Sam Huggett & Paul Owens unbeaten for Ringswell and both of Cranford’s points coming from Nikita Smethurst & Mark Trebble.
In Division 2a, Ruth Scrivens & John Carter led the way with an unbeaten display in Sidmouth A’s 6-3 win over Exeter B. The Ringswell B team of Sylvia Child & Andy Taylor, Harriet Birt & Jordan Medcroft-Coltman and Sharon Strong and Ben Boyland beat Sidmouth B 7-2 in a match which saw all the rubbers decided in straight ends. Sylvia & Andy and Sharon and Ben were unbeaten for Ringswell. A close match between Ringswell B and Otter Vale A saw Ringswell B win 5-4, with Sylvia Child and Andy Taylor unbeaten for Ringswell once again. In fact of the 15 matches mentioned in this report, this was the closest match, being the only 5-4 result and as yet, there have been no matches in the mixed section with a 9-0 result all season!