Second and third teams in the Premier Division confronted each other at Bierton last week. Haddenham B mainstays, Chris Hawkes and Jon Abungan, took two wins apiece to which Oxford based player, Jeff Rigby, added a maximum in a prestigious 8-2 win against Bierton A. Jeff was extended to five games by Dwayne Brookes, but Alan Cherry won twice for Bierton, losing to Jeff in four hard games which included two deuces.

Bierton stay in second spot, despite the loss. The Haddenham A Team drafted in Alan Cornish for Andy Misseldine against a two man Tring A and came out 8-2 winners. The Haddenham players also play in the Wycombe league and had to cover a match there on the same night. Alan was a little rusty and naturally nervous but he worried Bill Higgins and then joined up with Mark Scott to take the doubles. Their third player, Darren Palmer, played his games winning both and then scooted off to the Wycombe match.

Elsewhere Tim Cheek won twice for Sports B at Bellingdon and should really have had a maximum. However, leading Lee Rogerson 2-1 in games and 10-5 in the fourth game, he could do nothing to stem the flow of aggression that Lee showed to take the set 12-10 and then the fifth game 11-1. Pete Tillotson won once for Sports who lost 6-4 on the night with Lee winning a maximum for Bellingdon.

Division One leaders are Sports D but by only one point from Sports C. These two teams have tough matches ahead of them, the last of which is between themselves. The D Team won 7-3 against Tring D with Mark Luscombe losing a ferocious looping and blocking game with Iain Willcocks. However, Rose partnered Dad, Mark, to win another doubles for Tring. Sports C lost ground at Ridgeway, 7-3, who had Jeff Amor and Brian Redrup to thank for their victory. Malcolm Burr managed to beat Brian, but Jeff showed his season long consistency, currently second in the averages to Mark Luscombe.

Bierton came unstuck, 7-3, at Haddenham D who have brought in Pete Hargreaves to good effect at the back end of the season. Pete currently is 100% from two matches and the Team is 29 points behind the leaders with three matches in hand. Two man Quainton B lost 6-4 to Tring C despite Jim Styles managing a maximum and Sports E drew against Haddenham C. This match saw Haddenham leading 3-0, then being hauled back to 3-3, floundering at 4-5, only for Cynthia Kunschke and Lee Mallick to win the doubles 3-2 to get the draw.

Results 2011/12

Premier Division

Week 16

Sports A 10 Ridgeway A 0(walkover)

Tring A 2 Haddenham A 8(Scott,D Palmer)

Bellingdon 6(Rogerson) Sports B 4

Bierton A 2 Haddenham B 8(Rigby)

Division One

Week 16

Haddenham D 7(Hargreaves) Bierton B 3

Tring C 6 Quainton B 4(J Styles)(2 players)

Ridgeway B 7(Amor) Sports C 3

Sports E 5 Haddenham C 5

Sports D 7(I Willcocks) Tring D 3

Division Two

Week 16

Brill A 1 Bucks CC E 9 (V Davies, M Bradbury)

Bucks CC C 2 (2 players) Sports F 8 (Sokoya)

Bucks CC D 4 Risborough A 6 (Axford)

Rivets A 6 (Harling) Bucks CC B 4

Division Three

Week 16

Tring E v Risborough C – rearranged

Sports H 1 Sports G 9 (Blind,Marlow)

Quainton C 10 (Ally Ginger, Matt Ginger, Unwin) Brill B 0

Risborough B 7 (Stevens) Elmhurst 3

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