Ringswell A are back for good and are sure to be coasting to their greatest day - the Division 1 title.
The Ringswell A team of Jess Hill, Claire Harrison, Sylvia Child and Becky Bailey played like giants and tightened their hold at the top with a convincing 6-0 win over Otter Vale A. Everything changes for their next match with Nikita Smethurst, Liz Marker and Freya Harris replacing Jess, Becky and Sylvia for the in house derby with their B team, and came away with their 5th 6-0 win of the season
Queens believe they can reach out and overtake Ringswell A but need to pray that Ringswell slip up. They are 20 points behind, but have played 2 games fewer, after a straightforward 6-0 win over Otter Vale A. The Queens team of Sarah Preece, Grace Lee, Learna Herkes and Mandy Bishop shine in the match, conceding less than 10 points in all but 2 of the 12 games.
Otter Vale A made 2 changes for the match against Exeter A, bringing in Claire Ross and Mya Walker for Jo Smith and June Goode. They played with patience, in the hope that it could be a magic win, but the Exeter team of Julia Melling, Stacey Horne, Katie Scotter and Theresa Ford never forget how to win and came away with a 6-0 win.
St Leonards picked up their first points of the season, at the third time of asking, to give them hope of avoiding relegation. These days the Saints have found the going tough but Nikki Anslow playing her first match of the season for Saints inspired her teammates of Jess Hand, Laura Britton and Sharon May to a 3-3 draw with Ringswell B. The Ringswell pair of Sylvia Child and Anne Jones beat Jess and Sharon 21-18, 21-19 in the final rubber to clinch the draw. Saints Captain Laura in her post match interview said “ I thought we going to get the win but it only takes a minute and the win ain’t here anymore”
Otter Vale B lead the way in Division 2 with a 6 point advantage over Chulmleigh. The Otter team of Claire Ross, Anne Drury, Mo Challinor and Sue O’Brien beat local rivals Sidmouth 6-0 to make it 3 wins from 3 this season. Captain Claire Ross said “ We are out of our heads with our results so far, let’s do it again and see if we can rule the world!”
Honiton and Cranford bagged their first points of the season in a real humdinger of a match. The Honiton team of Helena Williams, Janet Ingram, Sue Fallows and Mary White looked on course for a win to relight their season when leading 3-1 with 2 rubbers to play. However the Cranford team of Mo Martin, Lianne O’Donnell, Sharon Young and Karen Cunningham-Smith stemmed the flood to win the final 2 rubbers, including a marathon, 16-21, 24-22, 21-17 win by Mo and Sharon over Helena and Sue, to take that match to a 3-3 draw.