With Ash C needing an additional player in the Handicap Cup 16 year old Spike Hagan stepped into the breach to play against Ash E, which coincidentally, included his mother, Jo Bartlett. Having just started in the league this season Spike had 19 points start on his mum who showed no mercy at all in the first set winning it 11-0. Clearly annoyed Spike came back and only lost the second 11-8. When the final game ended 11-6 in Jo’s favour the match had been tied. A fitting end considering it is a long walk back to Camberley. Ash C easily won the match with both Nigel Tustin and Frank Winnard unbeaten.
Fleet A narrowly beat Cody E 7-5 with Kim Phillips winning all his three singles for Cody but doubles from David Joyce and Fallon Thompson pushed Fleet over the line. Ash B became one of just three First Division teams in the next round when they beat Frimley B 8-4. Paul Rumble was dominant winning all his three singles and one of the doubles. Nick Lynch supported with a pair of singles wins and David McKinnon won twice for Frimley. Crawley Ridge A also won 8-4 against Cody B. Corin Moore won all his three singles for the Camberley outfit and he was supported by Phil Garrett with a duo. This was matched by Cody’s Duncan Sibbick. Unfortunately Ash G had only two players when they entertained Tennis E so they had to concede five matches. Last year a team did overcome this scenario but not on this occasion as Andy Murdock won his two singles for Tennis. Chris Payne won twice for Ash. The match between Tennis J and Cody F was a little tighter with Cody F winning by three matches. Vic King was their star performer with three singles victories. John Asprey won twice and tied in his other singles. Tennis won all the three doubles matches.
In the First Division Central A has recorded two 8-2 victories against Frimley A and Tennis D. Paul Baker was unbeaten in both matches with Phil Snelson securing the two wins available against Frimley A, Peter Millard and Robin Pretty both bagged braces against Tennis but neither could get the better of Tennis’ Michael Kwan. Bentley A moved up the table with another 8-2 success this against Central B. Steve French and Andy Mudie both recorded trios.
In the Second Division Cup Bentley B progressed to the semi-finals with a 6-3 victory over Cody A. Robin Street won all three with team mate Phil Hales bagging a brace as did Cody’s Keith Russell.