4 teams have seen their impressive unbeaten records come to an end to throw wide open all the Divisions.
Exeter A remain top of Division 1 with a 15 point cushion despite their 1st defeat in 5 matches. 3 wins from Zac Phillips and Dan Corby (in his first match of the season) and 2 from Mark Trebble and Vernon Smeed steered Cranford A to a narrow 5-4 win to end Exeters unbeaten start to the season.
Exeter A bounced back with a comfortable 8-1 victory over Ringswell A. Sam Owens/Geoff Littler and Gareth Pearse/James Samuel were unbeaten with Sam Lees and Andrew Wong completing the scoring with 2 wins. Nigel Osborne and Callum Owens picked up Ringswell’s solitary point.
Queens A ended Cranford A’s 4 match unbeaten run, winning 7-2. Jamie Roberton and Mac Powell led the way with 3 wins, with the other pairings of Tim Goode/Ben Herbert and Lloyd Skinner/Ben Watkins chipping in with 2 wins each. Cranford A had 3 reserves in their team but it was their only established A team pair of Zac Phillips and Vernon Smeed (2) who picked up any wins.
Exeter B remain bottom of Division 1 despite a 6-3 win over Ringswell A. It was a good all round performance from Pete Ford/Luke Oxley (2), Gary Bourner/Andrew Wong (2), Alistair Banks/Dave Harland (2) to end a run of 5 losses in a row.
3 teams are fighting for top spot in Division 2, with only 4 points separating them. Queens B have jumped to the top but have played 2 more matches than 2nd placed Sidmouth A following a 5-4 win over Sidmouth A (their first loss) and a 5-4 reverse to University.
It was the students first win after 3 successive losses and was decided on the final rubber with Sam O’Connell and Sam Allen (2) winning 21-17 21-17 over the Queens pair of Jamie Dawe and Callum Parker. Queens Nathan Scase and Ben Jordan ended up on the losing side despite being unbeaten in their 3 rubbers.
St Leonards B extended their unbeaten run to 3 matches and now lead Division 3A. They secured a 9-0 win over 2 pair Ringswell B, who are still searching for their first win of the season.
In Division 3B Chulmleigh also failed to maintain their unbeaten record, losing 5-4 to Clyst Vale. Steve Thompson and Dan Cordey led the charge with 3 wins, including the decisive final rubber, with James Allum and Guy Allum chipping in with 2 wins.