In Division 3A, Queens C have opened up a 4 point lead at the top. They beat a stubborn Ringswell B 6-3 with Ben Jordan and Olly Fernandes winning all 3 to set up the win. Steve Rice and Richard Burn starred for Ringswell B with 2 wins.Queens C then had a resounding 9-0 victory over Sidmouth B, who could only field 2 pairs for the match.
Sidmouth B fared little better in the next match, again hampered by the fact that they could not field a full team. They went down 8-1 to Clyst Vale, who had Steve Thompson/Dan Cordey and James Allum/James Gibbins picking up 3 wins and Gary Lacey-Mills and Patrick Cordey bagging a brace of wins.
St Leonards D have extended their unbeaten run to 3 matches with a battling 6-3 win over Clyst Vale. Mike Lamboll and Chris Clark starred for the Saints with 2 wins including a mammoth win over Clyst Vales top pair of Steve Thompson and Dan Cordey, 21-13, 9-21, 25-23 to deny the Clyst Vale pair winning all 3 on the night.
In Division 2 the Otter Vale pairs of Brian Deem/Mark Brown and Dan Clark/David Williams were unbeaten to help steer their team to their first win of the season – a 6-3 win over Chulmleigh.
The Queens B team of Tim Goode, Ben Herbert, Lloyd Skinner, Alex Moir, Nathan Scase and Nick Masson are yet to drop a rubber, with their latest 9-0 win being over Exeter C.
Exeter C - Jack Southcott, Alex Bulley, Sunam Uddin, Alastair Banks, Tom Laver and Bibek Gurung - picked up their 2nd win of the season in beating Chulmleigh 9-0.
Queens A have had almost the perfect start to the season. They have built on their lead at the top of Division 1 with two 8-1 wins over Ringswell A. In their first encounter Queens A fielded 3 reserves but the team of Darren Frisby/Oscar Mo (3), Ben Watkins/Alex Moir(3) and Tim Goode/Lloyd Skinner (2) overcame a below strength 2 pair Ringswell A. In the return match Queens A welcomed back Ian Kirby, Zac Phillips and Jamie Roberton. Ringswell A also had their first choice team with the Owens brothers picking up their teams solitary point.
Queens A then overcame 2nd placed Exeter A 6-3, although this was a see-saw battle, with 7 of the rubbers going to a 3rd game and 13 games being decided by a score of 21-18 or higher! Ian Kirby and Zac Phillips prevailed with 3 wins for Queens A, whilst Exeters Sam Lees and Rob Flack bagged a brace of wins
Sidmouth A had a morale boosting 5-4 win over Exeter B thanks to 3 wins from their top pairing of John Carter and Martyn Schmidt, with further contributions from James Newcome/Paul Merchant (1) and Chris Bird/Simon Heusen (1).
Simon Heusen and Chris Bird impressed with 3 wins as they helped steer Sidmouth A to a narrow 5-4 win over St Leonards A. John Carter and Martin Schmidt also chipped in with 2 wins. Tom Phillips and Adrian Midmer were the pick of the Saints pairs with 2 wins.