Newly promoted Stanley A had a reality check in their home match against a much changed Kingfisher A. Only the final mixed was close as Kathy Howard and Reehan Khan lost to 18 and then on setting. These were the only games that Stanley had a chance to win as Kingfisher proved to be much too strong in all the other games. Esther Steadman conceded the fewest points in the match.
Kirkham Charter A just managed to beat their own B team but not without a struggle.
The A narrowly won the ladies 4-2 whilst the men's ended 3-3 to give the A team a slender 7-5 lead. In the mixed, each side won a set whilst the third mixed was split to keep the A just in front at 10-8. Set 4 of the mixed proved to be the crucial point in the match as Amelia Parker and Ian Cartmell easily won both to push the A team toward the finish line. The last 2 sets were split to give the A team victory by 14-10. Amelia was the difference between the sides as she won all 8. The B team's Jamie Sedgwick had a good match as well winning 3 mens and 3 mixed.
Project 12 suffered their 3rd consecutive defeat, this time at the hands of Lids A. Despite some close scores Lids won all 6 ladies which effectively won them the match. The men's and the mixed were evenly contested and ended 3-3 and 6-6 respectively. Jon Jackson helped Project to their first point of the season by winning 6 games. Pauline Weafer was POTM for winning 7 games.
An easy away win for Lightning A as they took maximum games against Kirkham Charter to maintain their 100% start.
There was a tough battle on Monday at BAE when Lightning B were just edged out by Hesketh Fleetwood B 9-7. At the halfway point HF were just ahead 5-3 but in the 5th set Lightning equalised through Lee Williams and John Wright. However, this was short lived as in the next set Ant Cross and Kaz Amed won to regain HF's lead. The final 2 sets were hard fought but ended in them both being split. Ant won 6 and Lee won 5.
After an even start at 3-3, Bloomfield A won the next 6 games against Lids B.There were 5 games in the match which went to settings, 3 of which went to Bloomfield to indicate a close match despite the final score of 10-4. Richard Pascucci, James Atherton and Jordan Taylor-Millington all won 7 whilst Tony Hayward was top scorer for Lids with 4.
Hesketh Fleetwood A maintained their winning start by easily disposing Lids A 14-2.
Ben Yau was the only player to win all 8 games in an excellent display. Jason Lydon was involved in some close games and was rewarded by winning 2 games for Lids.