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Week 22

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Thu, 03/03/2011 - 19:08 -- chazlehurst
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John Taylor won all three in Tennis A's relegation clash with Ash B in the Aldershot & District League Division 1. Simon Turner weighed in with two as Tennis clinched it 7-3 to leave Ash deep in the mire. Andy Mudie was once again unbeaten, but it was Barry Morten's win over Micky Lang that saw Broadmoor A snatch a share of the spoils as the top two drew five all, this game also doubled up as a Division 1 cup semi final so, discounting the doubles, Morten's win sent sent Broadmoor into the final at the expense of the league leaders.

Two identical 7-3 wins for Old Woking in Division 2 were real team efforts, six out of six for Frank Roberts and four each for Gordon Aplin and Bill Matlock were the reasons behind victories over Tennis C and Fleet CC A. Tennis C bounced back however beating Cody B 6-4, Dave Jarvis showing good form as he claimed a maximum. Paul Shakespeare continued his good run of results winning all three for Tennis D as they snook past Frimley B 6-4. Eliot Tilley won another three for Tennis E, but his usual efforts weren't enough as Fleet CC A agonisingly won the last two matches to reach the final of the Division 2 cup, Lawrence Dack beat Graham McCulley 11-8 in the final end as Fleet progressed 5-4. Ash C will meet Fleet in the final after a resounding 5-1 win over Old Woking in the second semi, MartinGilbey and Alan Gess were once again unbeaten.

In the 3rd Division cup semi final favourites Bentley B swept Tennis G aside 5-2, it wasn't all plain sailing however as Andy Cunningham lost a rare game, Ron Wale recovering from losing the third end 11-0 to eventually prevail 11-9 in the fifth.
Cup specialists Ash J go marching on, this time reaching the Division 4 final at the expense of Ash G. Josh Taylor and Brian Lunn upset the applecart, both winning two against their higher ranking opponents.

The Handicap cup reaced the quarter final stage and there were two all Ash clashes to relish, A and B losing out to the J and H teams respectively to underline the whole point of the handicap system. Chris Hazlehurst won the only point for Ash A, squeeking by George Carder of the J team by 1 point, but this was the only success as even the great Graham Watts couldn't overcome 36 point starts against Carder and Josh Taylor, who both belied the handicaps as did Brian Lunn who claimed a couple as Ash J walked it 5-1. It wasn't much prettier for the B team, Dave Phillips set the tone for the night in winning the third end against Stan Burton on his way to a three point win for Ash H, Ron Davies and Roger Fletcher, who won the tightest match of the evening 45-44 against Dave Gilham, both bagged two's as the Division 4 outfit triumphed 5-2 to book their semi spot. Tennis B raced to a three nil lead in their quarter final against Cody F but a dramatic turnaround saw them lose the next five to crash out. James Hodges led the march for Cody, his 22 points against Graham Dickson inspired Vic King and Barry Jones to follow suit as they all played their part in a fantastic win. Central A make up the semi final line up after a thoroughly professional performance saw them crush Bentley B 5-0. Paul Myers, Denny Perrett and Paul Massey having no problems with the handicaps, all unbeaten on the night meaning only one top flight team still left in.