Premier Division

The gap at the top of the division remained unchanged after 1st place Soton West A beat 3rd place Generation II 6-4 (Player of the Match Jimmy Yeung won all 3 for Generation II). 2nd place Waterside A beat 5th place Alpha A 6-4 (Player of the Match Jonathan McMullan won all 3 for 5E4A8680Alpha A). 4th place Waterside B beat 8th place Waterside C 6-4 (Player of the Match Steve Hemmings won all 3 for Waterside B). 6th place Soton West C 5E4A8579beat 7th place Soton West B 7-3 (Player of the Match Dave Menzel won all 3 for Soton West C).

5E4A8776Division 1

1M9K9668Soton West D extend their lead at the top of the division to 6 points after a 9-1 victory over 9th place Waterside F (Player of the Match Nick Webb and Oliver Hack won all 3 for Soton West D). Waterside E move up to 2nd place after a 9-1 victory over 8th place Four Ts A (Steve Hemmings and Player of the Match Colin Bryson won all 3 for Waterside E). Soton West G move up to 10th place after a 9-1 victory over 7th place Soton West E (Alan Dawson and Player of the Match Jack Doncom won all 3 for Soton West G). 3rd place Hedge End A beat 6th place Alpha B 6-4 (Player of the Match Robin Plunkett won all 3 for Hedge End A). 4th place Waterside D drew with 5th place Insurance (Player of the Match Tim Gray won all 3 for Waterside D). 11th place Soton West F beat 12th place St. Deny’s A 6-4 (Player of the Match Pete Humphry won all 3 for Soton West F).

 

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5E4A8799Waterside G extend their lead at the top of the division to 11 points after an 8-2 victory over 8th place Soton West J (Svet Ignatov and Player of the Match Steve Reed won all 3 for Waterside G) and a 9-1 victory over 4th place Waterside H (Svet Ignatov and Player of the Match Steve Reed won all 3 for Waterside G). Four Ts C move up to 2nd place after a 7-3 victory over 10th place Simmarians A (Terry Jenvey and Player of the Match Mark Kimber won all 3 for Four Ts C). Waterside J move up to 6th place after a 5-5 draw with 3rd place Four Ts B (Player of the Match Phil Allen won all 3 for Four Ts B) . Waterside K moved down to 9th place with a no match played this week. 5th place Soton West H 10655236_10154589914430018_8049736032629145601_obeat 7th place Hedge End B 7-3 (Player of the Match Martin Cheffy won 2 for Hedge End B).

Waterside J vs Four Ts B
This was a most enjoyable, well-balanced match, which could have easily swung either way, but a draw was the deserved score. The games were generally played carefully, with opponents waiting for the opening before dispatching the ball. There were some very good rallies and the blocking was, at times, fast and furious. Especially memorable were those games whic1M9K9884h finished on a “net” or “edge” shot! Well done to Phil for his consistently good play, to finish the evening tired but undefeated. Ian and Matt continue 5E4A8363in their determination to produce thoughtful, sound play to maintain their good averages. It was a late finish, with both teams giving value for money.
— Jeff Davies

Division 3

5E4A8565Waterside N moved to top of the table with a 6-4 victory over 6th place New Community B (Player of the Match Geoff Cockcroft won all 3 for New Community B). Waterside L move up to 3rd place after a 7-3 victory over 7th place New Community A (Player of the Match John Robertson won 2 for Waterside L). Soton West M move up to 5th place after a 9-1 victory over 9th place Four Ts D (Sam Flemming and Player of the Match Dave Danson won all 3 for Soton West M).

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New Community B vs Waterside N
Geoff Cockcroft was outstanding in winning all of his singles and doubles for New Community but Dave Eaton, Bob Davies and Albert Garcia all won two singles each for Waterside, with the 5th set of the final match of the evening being decisive in their 6-4 win.
— Bob Davies

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Waterside P move into the top position over Waterside O following a 10-0 victory over 4th place Soton West N and a 10-0 victory over 6th place Soton West O. 2nd place Waterside O beat 8th place Waterside S 9-1 (Sue Zanelotti 10636916_10154567719265018_6387059694881249979_oand Player of the Match Tony Huggett won all 3 for Waterside O). 3rd p5E4A8229lace New Community C drew with 5th place Waterside Q (Player of the Match George Jones won all 3 for Waterside Q). 6th place Soton West O drew with 7th place Waterside R (Player of the Match Henry Moody won all 3 for Waterside R).