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Report for end of season Matches played after 19th Mar (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Soberton A’s hopes of second placed were dashed when a strong Generation Aces beat them 8-2 in their Division one clash. Reserve Ed Slot won a comfortable maximum for Aces. Richard Billings responded with good wins over Danny Lucking (2) and Mike Rhodes(2). Champions Portsmouth Purple finished their campaign with two wins. They beat Portsmouth Scarlet with three wins by Tim Hampton, two by Ollie Staniforth and a single by Dave Morgan. Thomas Poynter replied with a double, with Kane Beale taking one rubber .Against two man Knowle Rovers they won 8-2 as Tim Hampton gained another maximum along with Yaj Vashee. Trevor Farrow got Rovers only singles win v Staniforth. Aces also beat club-mates Kings 8-2 with triples from Lucking and Rhodes who were taken the distance by Josh Cooksley(1). Tom Chamberlain won twice for the victors. Last seasons champions Portsmouth Black beat Generation Jacks 7-3 despite yet another hat trick by Ed Slot. James Mason, Pin Ka Yui and reserve Hampton won the remaining rubbers. Mason took Slot the distance.
Runaway Division two champions Portsmouth Crimson crushed Phoenix Saturn 10-0 with their combination of Rob Lewis, Dylan Linsell and Andy Green. Portsmouth Red beat rivals Phoenix Satellites 6-4 with a great treble by Will George, who was well supported by Adam Hyde(2) and Dave Wiles(1). Duncan Poole replied with two wins, while Neil Lockton got another. The reds will have to win their last match and hope that Satellites drop a point in one of their two remaining fixtures to gain second spot. After a late surge Avenue Dodos may have saved relegation having beaten a weakened Knowle Puffins 7-3 with three from Keith Ginn, two by Tony Dummer and a Phil Stride single. Brian Greenwood responded with a double, but Puffins promotion hopes are almost over. Mid table Knowle Valiant beat relegation threatened Phoenix Saturn with a fine Paul Russell hat trick. Geraldine Morle and Dave Mcintosh replied with braces. Valiant also beat two man PW Red 8-2 with a Ray Jarratt maximum. Colin Miller played well for the beaten duo with a pair. There was heartbreak for Portsmouth Red as rivals Phoenix Satellites clinched second place in Division two by games difference. Knowle Puffins couldn’t help red as their two man team went down 9-1 to Satellites as there were maximums by Duncan Poole and Richard Stone. Mike James got the only response with a 15-13 final set win over Neil Lockton. Brian Greenwood took Poole the distance.Red beat Phoenix Saturn 10-0 with their formation of Adam Hyde, Will George and Dave Wiles.
In Division three Portsmouth Cobalt beat Phoenix Jupiter 7-3 with triples by Heather George and Francis Yeong. In Division three Soberton B beat Empower Phoenix Perseus 6-4 with Russ Anderon unbeaten, who was supported by Adrian Hunt with a couple and Pete Ward with a single. For Perseus Mark Matthams won twice as Pete McWilliam got another.
In Division four Phoenix Pluto crushed Phoenix Jupiter with their line-up of Stephen Woodford, Barry Greenlee and Jim Thomas.
Report for Matches played week beginning 12th Mar (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Division one champions Portsmouth Purple beat Generation Jacks 6-4 with another triple by Adam Proszko, plus two from Tim Hampton and a single from Dave Morgan. Ed Slot had an eventful match for Jacks by giving 100% man Proszko a tough four setter, but was taken the distance by Hampton. Soberton A beat Emsworth Eagles 7-3 with hat tricks by Richard Billings and Dave Woodacre. When Soberton play Generation Aces they will probably need a point to seal second place, but their opponents will be out to thwart them. Sixth placed Portsmouth Black lost twice. Firstly to Generation Aces by an 8-2 margin for whom Ed Slot won three as a reserve. Pin Ka Yiu responded by beating Tulay Dundar and Graeme Smith. Two man Black(last season’s champions) then lost to bottom outfit Knowle Tenacity as Colin Jones and John Cooper beat Black’s Gordon Giles. Derek Chu’s maximum was in vain as Black went down 6-4. Portsmouth Scarlet beat rivals Knowle Rovers 6-4 with a treble by Thomas Poynter and Kane Beale double. For Rovers Alan Baldwin won a pair, but reserves Brian Greenwood and Mike James could only get one each.
In Division two second placed Phoenix Satellites beat club-mates Saturn 7-3 with Duncan Poole unbeaten and Richard Stone taking a couple. Andy Tiller won twice for Saturn. Third placed Portsmouth Red whitewashed Knowle Valiant with their formation of Adam Hyde, Will George and Dave Wiles. Cowplain Alexandra beat Knowle Green 6-4 with a good hat trick from Chris Corner and a brace by Mike Lee. Dave Edge was their best opponent with a double.
In Division three champions Cowplain Yellow crushed Emsworth Seagulls 9-1 with three apiece for Pete Newman and Bob Shaw plus two for Fred Dowding losing only to Anita Asante. Portsmouth Cherry clinched runners up by beating Nuffield Health 7-3 with three wins by Alfred Matthew and a pair by Cristian Fetcu. Barry Marsh with a pair played well for Health. Fourth beat third as Sporting St Clares overcame Soberon B 6-4 with braces by Graham Wiggins and Patrick Gemmell. Russ Andeson won another treble for Soberon. Mid table Cowplain Crimson beat bottom side PW Black 7-3 thanks to two each from Derek Wilson, Jerry Wilson and a maximum by Eric Ribovic.
St Clares Swifts the champions of div four ended their campaign unbeaten, but were held to a draw by Portsmouth Cobalt for whom Jill Clarke won twice, supported by Heather George and Francis Yeong who both won once. Arnold Myers saved the day for Swifts with a triple as Mike Richardson chipped in with two rubbers. In a mid table clash Knowle Victory thumped Portsmouth Azure 10-0 with their combination of Tony Nelson, Christopher Langdale and Allison Houlgate. Emsworth Bluebell Pirates defeated PW Gold 7-3. Their scorers were Jeff Crate(3), Alastair Gibson(2) and Paul White(1).
Report for Matches played week beginning 5th Mar (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
In Division one Portsmouth Black won 7-3 at Portsmouth Scarlet. Derek Chu won a good maximum. Thomas Poynter responded with five set wins over Pin Ka Yiu and Gordon Giles. Cowplain Cocktails crushed Knowle Tenacity 9-1 with John Taylor and Paul May taking three each. Roger Winworth added a couple losing only to Colin Jones. Generation Kings defeated Emsworth Eagles 8-2 with hat tricks by Mike Cooksley and son Josh.
Portsmouth Red are making a late charge for second place in Division two. They moved joint on points with Knowle Puffins after beating them 6-4. Adam Hyde won another hat trick, and was supported by Dave Wiles one and Pritesh Bhatt one. Mike James was Puffins best player with a double. Phoenix Satellites are also locked on the same points as those two, but have a game in hand. However they are due to face Red before the end of the season. They won 7-3 at the expense of Avenue Dodos with triples from Neil Lockton and Mike Turner. Runaway leaders Portsmouth Crimson thumped Knowle Valiant 10-0 with their formation of Dylan Linsell, Rob Lewis and Andy Green. Phoenix Saturn beat pointless PW Red 8-2 courtesy of a Paul Russell treble. Colin Miller got Water Red on the scoresheet by getting the better of Andy Tiller and Jim Malcolm.
In Division three Portsmouth Cherry clung on for a point against rivals Soberton B to put them on course for second place. Russ Anderson was man of the match with a treble for Soberton, having come back from two sets down against Cristian Fetcu(2) in a tremendous rubber. Adrian Hunt was disappointed with just a singles having lost two five setters for Soberton. Mike Vogado also won once for Soberton having lost from two sets up v Vas Ignat(1).Richard Comley won a single for Cherry and played a hand in their crucial doubles win. Probable champions Cowplain Yellow beat Cowplain Crimson 7-3 with a treble by Pete Newman and a pair by Bob Shaw. Eric Ribovic with a brace played well for Crimson. Fourth placed Sporting St Clares whitewashed Empower Phoenix Perseus with their combination of Graham Wiggins, Patrick Gemmell and Trevor Dodd. Nuffield Health beat Eastoke Leopards 6-4 with hat tricks by Barry Marsh and Keith Waldon.
Portsmouth Cobalt should finish runners up in div four having this week beaten Knowle Victory by an 8-2 margin thanks largely to Jill Clarke’s three wins. Tony Nelson replied against Istvan Balogh and Francis Yeong. Mid table Portsmouth Azure won 6-4 against Phoenix Jupiter. Sarwan Sabir won all three of his rubbers, with good support from Tomek Legg with two wins. Terry Pilcher played well with a double for Jupiter. Cowplain Emerald had a comfortable 8-2 victory over Emsworth Bluebell Pirates with three apiece form Pete Mclennan and Eric Harvey. In a lowly clash PW Gold shared the spoils with Avenue Swifts for whom Phil Pinto scored a treble and Andy Bates won twice. Brian Forsey won a couple for Gold.
Report for Matches played week beginning 26th Feb (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Cowplain Cocktails have kept their runners up bid in div one very much alive after a superb win over a very strong Portsmouth Black side. Reserve Adam Fuzes cruised to a hat trick for Black, but Pin Ka Yiu could only add one. For Cocktails Paul May and Roger Winkworth won impressive braces and later combined to produce a brilliant doubles display to stun Black’s very strong doubles pair. Another crucial rubber saw May edge out Gordon Giles 12-10 in the fifth set. John Taylor with a single for Cocktails completed the scoring. Two man Generation Kings beat club-mates Jacks 6-4 with a hat trick by Mike Cooksley and a couple by son Josh. Generation Aces beat Knowle Tenacity 8-2 with a triple by Danny Lucking and Tom Chamberlain plus two from Tim Currass.
Not long ago Avenue Dodos had no points in div two, but they now have eight. This week they beat PW Red 7-3 with a treble by Tony Dummer plus two apiece for Keith Ginn and Phil Stride. Phoenix Saturn and Cowplain Alexandra shared the spoils. Chris Corner was unbeaten for Alexandra, with Mike Lee winning once. For Saturn Jim Malcolm and Paul Russell won two each and Andy Tiller scored one.
Likely Div three champions Cowplain Yellow beat PW Black 8-2 with a maximum by Pete Newman which was matched by reserve Eric Ribovic. Roland Grant also did well with a double. Soberton B went temporarily second after defeating Eastoke Leopards 7-3 with triples by Russ Anderson and Adrian Hunt. Fourth drew with fifth as Sporting St Clares and Emsworth Seagulls faced each other. Malcolm Deacon was man of the match with a hat trick for Seagulls, well supported by Robert Churchill with a pair. For Sporting Patrick Gemmell won two, with Trevor Dodd and Alan Wiggins taking singles.
In Div four St Clares Swifts dropped their second point of the season against Knowle Victory for whom Tony Nelson won a couple, and Alison Houlgate and Chris Langdale won one apiece. For Swifts Ray Gunter and Arnold Myers took braces as Mike Richardson added one. Phoenix Pluto crushed Emsworth Bluebell Pirates 9-1 with maximums by Stephen Woodford and Jim Thomas and a pair by Kostas Kyriakides.
Report for Matches played week beginning 19th Feb (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
There was a stunning performance by Samuel Adie of Portsmouth Scarlet against Cowplain Cocktails in div one. He had a great win over John Taylor and was squeezed out 12-10 in the fifth set v Roger Winkworth(3). Paul May also secured a hat trick as Cocktails won 8-2. Portsmouth Purple continued their march to the title by beating Soberton A 6-4 with maximums by the prolific Adam Proszko and Adam Fuzes. Fourth placed Generation Kings beat Knowle Rovers 7-3, despite a great triple by Trevor Farrow. Kings line-up of Mike and Josh Cooksley plus Graeme Smith won the remaining rubbers. In a basement clash Emsworth Eagles beat Knowle Tenacity 6-4 with braces by Steve Long, Paul Fitzgerald and Lyn Candlish. Andy Bugden played well for the beaten trio also winning twice.
In Division two Knowle Puffins went second by beating Knowle Valiant 8-2. Mike James and Ricky Hensman won three apiece with Brian Greenwood winning a couple. Avenue Dodos produced a stunning display to beat Cowplain Alexandra 8-2. Tony Dummer was the hero with a treble, while Chris Corner responded against Keith Ginn and Phil Stride. Chris Bone returned for Alexandra after illness, and had three close rubbers. Portsmouth Red are making a late bid for runners up after dismantling PW Red 10-0 with their combination of Adam Hyde, Will George and Dave Wiles. Knowle Green are mid table having crushed Phoenix Saturn 8-2. John Wildig and Dave Edge were unbeaten and Trevor Emery won a pair.
In div three Soberton B went a point behind second placed Portsmouth Cherry when they beat Nuffield Health 7-3 with hat tricks by Russ Anderson and Adrian Hunt. St Clares seem to be out of contention of second place after they succumbed 6-4 to Cowplain Crimson for whom Eric Ribovic won three. Patrick Gemmell and Trevor Dodd won two each for St Clares. Phoenix Perseus beat Eastoke Leopards 7-3 with a triple by Mark Matthams and a double by Roger Fearn. Andy Summers won twice for Leopards.
Div four champions St Clares Swifts thumped Phoenix Jupiter 10-0 with their formation of Ray Gunter, Arnold Myers and Mike Richardson. Phoenix Pluto defeated Avenue Swifts 6-4 with a hat trick by Stephen Woodford and two by Barry Greenlee. Phil Pinto replied with a pair.Bottom side PW Gold beat Cowplain Emerald 6-4 with two each forJohn Cogley and Brian Forsey. Pete Stock and Pete Mclennan won braces for Emerald. In a mid table clash Portsmouth Azure won 8-2 versus Emsworth Blubell Pirates with a maximum by Sarwan Sabir plus pairs by Jack Venables and Tomek Legg.
Report for Matches played week beginning 5th Feb (Reporter - Stephen Nelson-Smith Div 1-4)
Generation Jacks were back to full strength this week, with Tulay Dundar and Stephen Nelson-Smith adding a win each to Ed Slot's triple, delivering a 6-4 win over Knowle Tenacity. Emsworth pulled off a stunning result, beating Portsmouth Black 6-4, with Paul Fitzgerald unbeaten. Cowplain Cocktails put up a strong fight against a powerful Generation Aces team, with John Taylor beating both Danny Lucking and Mike Rhodes, but eventually went down 6-4. Soberton kept the pressure up on the leaders with an emphatic 9-1 win over PTTC Scarlet, Kane Beale getting Portsmouth on the scoreboard with a five set win over Bill Moody. Portsmouth Purple still look unassailable at the top, as their strong combination of Wojciech Placek, Yaj Vashee and Tm Hampton trounced Generation Kings 9-1.
PTTC Red continue to climb the table, with an impressive 8-2 win over Complain Alexandra. Adam Hyde turned in an great performance for the victors. Knowle Valiant had an excellent 6-4 win over Phoenix Satellites, with Geraldine Morle pulling off a fine win over Duncan Poole, and holding her nerve to win a vital fifth against Mike Turner. PTTC Crimson stay top after inflicting another thrashing on bottom club PWC Red.
Trevor Dodd was the star of the show as Sporting St Clares thumped PWC Black 9-1. Eastoke Leapards are still in danger at the bottom, after succumbing to a 7-3 defeat at the hands of Emsworth Seagulls. Nuffield got the better of two-player Phoenix Perseus, with Barry Marsh unbeaten on the night.
Knowle Victory and Phoenix Jupiter shared the spoils, with Jupiter's Terry Pilcher the outstanding performer. PTTC Cobalt demolished Emsworth Pirates 9-1, with Francis Yeong in particularly good form. PWC Gold remain at the foot of the division, Phoenix Pluto proving too strong, easing to a 9-1 win, with Stephen Woodford earning player of the match for his hat trick.
Report for Matches played week beginning 29th Jan (Reporter - Stephen Nelson-Smith Div 1-4)
In the top flight Knowle Tenacity picked up vital points against the now depleted Knowle Rovers - reserve Dave Macintosh unable to make a dent in a solid performance from the bottom side, who now move above Emsworth Eagles. Eagles were hammered 8-2 by Cowplain Cocktails, although Lynn Candlish picked up an excellent win over county player Paul May. Dave Woodacre was on form as Soberton eased past Generation Kings. Josh Cooksley turned in a good performance for the beaten side, with good wins over Richard Billings and Pete Woodacre. Generation Aces are another side struggling for players. Jacks provided the support with both Stephen Nelson-Smith and Tulay Dundar stepping in against PTTC Scarlett, winning a brace each, but losing in the doubles to give Scarlett a well-deserved win.
PTTC Crimson stay top of division two, with an emphatic win over Complain Alexandra. Only Rob Lewis dropped a match against Chris Corner. PTTC Red's recovery continued with an important win over Knowle Green. Dave Wiles was the star with a fine treble.
Portsmouth Cherry are still in contention for the division 3 title, after overcoming whipping boys PWC Black. Cowplain Yellow dispatched promotion hopefuls Sporting St. Clares 6-4, Peter Newman's excellent season continuing with another maximum. Erik Ribovic led Cowplain Crimson to a 6-4 win over strugglers Eastoke Leopards with a fine treble. Emsworth Seagulls managed a 7-3 victory over Nuffield.
St Clares Swift continue to dominate division four, trouncing mid-table Emsworth Bluebell Pirates 10-0. Portsmouth Cobalt continue to keep up the pressure, thanks to a 6-4 win over Avenue Swifts, despite an impressive hat-rick from Phil Pinto. Sarwan Sabir was on fine form, steering Portsmouth Azure to a 6-4 win over bottom team PWC Gold. Phoenix Pluto managed to close the gap on third place Cowplain Emerald, with a closely-fought 6-4 win.
Report for Matches played week beginning 22nd Jan (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
In Division one leaders Portsmouth Purple beat Knowle Tenacity 7-3 with three each for Adam Fuzes and Tim Hampton. Cowplain Cocktails went second after crushing Generation Jacks 9-1 with hat tricks from John Taylor and Paul May plus a pair by Roger Winkworth losing only to Tulay Dundar. Portsmouth Black beat Knowle Rovers 7-3 with a treble by Pin Ka Yiu, two by Gordon Giles and a single by reserve Adam Hyde. Trevor Farrow won a double for Rovers with their reserve Ricky Hensman taking one. A strong Generation Aces beat Emsworth Eagles 7-3 with three each from Mike Rhodes and Danny Lucking who was taken the distance by Steve Long. Generation Kings defeated Portsmouth Scarlet 8-2 thanks to undefeated Mike Cooksley. Thomas Poynter replied by getting the better of Josh Cooksley and Graeme Smith.
Division two leaders Phoenix Satellites easily beat Knowle Green by a 9-1 margin as Dylan Linsell, Rob Lewis and Andy Green won all of the singles rubbers. Green was given a very tough test by Dave Edge and Trevor Emery. Avenue Dodos got their first points of the season after winning 7-3 at the expense of Phoenix Saturn with maximums by Phil Stride and Keith Ginn.
Division three leaders Cowplain Yellow lost their unbeaten record as they went down 8-2 to rivals Portsmouth Cherry. Cristian Fetcu won a maximum for Cherry, while Pete Newman responded by beating Richard Comley and Vas Ignat. Soberton B won 8-2 at the expense of Emsworth Seagulls with another treble by Russ Anderson and two each for Mike Vogado and Adrian Hunt. Cowplain Crimson beat Nuffield Health 8-2 with a great maximum by Eric Ribovic and pairs by Derek and Jerry Wilson(no relation). Eastoke Leopards had a comfortable 8-2 victory over PW Black with three by Matthew Saunders and doubles by Gary Bannister and Andy Summers.
Division four leaders St Clares Swifts whitewashed Avenue Swifts with their formation of Ray Gunter, Mike Richardson and Arnold Myers. Cowplain Emerald won 7-3 versus Portsmouth Azure with Pete Mclennan taking a hat trick, supported by Eric Harvey who won twice. Tomek Legg replied with a brace for the beaten outfit. Emsworth Bluebell Pirates beat Knowle Victory 6-4 courtesy of Alistair Gibson’s hat trick. Tony Nelson and Jill Greenwood replied with a couple apiece.
Report for Matches played week beginning 15th Jan (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Strong title favorites Portsmouth Purple beat club-mates Black 7-3 in div one to put a dent in their opponents runners up bid. Purple’s scorers were Adam Proszko(3), Wojciech Placek(3) and Tim Hampton(1). Second placed Soberton A beat strugglers Knowle Tenacity 8-2 thanks to trebles by Richard Billings and Dave Woodacre. Third placed Cowplain Cocktails two man sided defeated Knowle Rovers 7-3 with hat tricks by John Taylor and Roger Winkworth. Ninth placed Portsmouth Scarlet beat tenth placed Emsworth Eagles by a 7-3 margin. Thomas Poynter won a maximum, backed up by Kane Beale with a couple and Sam Adie with a single. Lynn Candlish responded with a double.
In Div two third placed Knowle Puffins beat Cowplain Alexandra 7-3. Brian Greenwood won a good three wins, with Ricky Hensman adding a pair. Chris Corner won twice for Alexandra. In a mid table clash Knowle Green and club-mates Valiant shared the spoils. Dave Mcintosh won a superb triple for Valiant. John Wildig was Green’s best player with a brace.
Cowplain Yellow lead div three and have only dropped one point in ten starts. They crushed Eastoke Leopards 10-0 with their formation of Fred Dowding, Pete Newman and Bob Shaw. Soberton B went second after winning 7-3 at the expense of Cowplain Crimson. Russ Anderson and Adrian Hunt won three apiece. Emsworth Seagulls beat Phoenix Perseus 6-4 with a Malcolm Deacon hat trick and a double by Robert Churchill. Stephen Woodford replied with a brace. In a lowly clash Nuffield Health won 7-3 at PW Black with a treble by Keith Waldon and a pair by Barry Marsh. Pete Higgins won twice for Black.
Runaway div four leaders St Clares Swifts whitewashed PW Gold with their line-up of Ray Gunter, Arnold Myers and Mike Richardson. Portsmouth Azure had a surprise win over Phoenix Perseus by a narrow 6-4 margin, despite Barry Greenlee’s hat trick. Jack Venables, Tomek Legg and Sarwan Sabir won the remaining rubbers. Cowplain Emerald had a good 7-3 win at Portsmouth Cobalt. Pete Mclennan won a maximum, and was assisted by Gary Churchill with a couple. Francis Yeong responded with two wins. Mid table Knowle Victory had a handsome 9-1 win at the expense of Avenue Swifts. Tony Nelson and Allison Houlgate were unbeaten, with a further two wins by Chris Langdale.
Report for Matches played week beginning 8th Jan (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
In the top Division top placed Portsmouth Purple beat third placed Cowplain Cocktails 6-4 with triples by Adam Proszko and Wojciech Placek. Portsmouth Black are in the hunt for second place, having beaten second placed Soberton A 7-3 with James Mason and Pin Ka Yiu unbeaten. Gordon Giles played well for Black with a single having lost his other two in five sets v Dave Woodacre and Robin Plunkett. Before this Black crushed Generation Kings 9-1 with three apiece for Yiu and Mason and a pair by Giles who lost to Mike Cooksley deuce in the fifth set. Kings fared better v Knowle Tenacity as they won 8-2 as Mike Cooksley took a maximum. Colin Jones replied against Josh Cooksley and Graeme Smith. In a mid table clash Generation Aces beat Knowle Rovers 8-2 with hat tricks by Danny Lucking and reserve Mike Cooksley. Generation Jacks continued their recovery by defeating Emsworth Eagles 7-3 with a triple by Ed Slot and a brace by Tulay Dundar. Lynn Candlish responded with two five set wins.
The individual performance of the week came from Chris Corner who won a hat trick for Cowplain Alexandra against second placed Phoenix Satellites in Division two. However Satellites came out on top by a 7-3 margin as Neil Lockton, Duncan Poole and Richard Stone won the remaining rubbers. Satellites also beat bottom placed PW Red 10-0 with three wins for Lockton, Stone and Mike Turner. There was more good news for Satellites as rivals Knowle Puffins lost 6-4 to club-mates Green with Dave Edge and Trevor Emery winning a couple each for Green. Ricky Hensman responded with a double for Puffins. Portsmouth Red beat strugglers Avenue Dodos 8-2 courtesy of Dave Wiles’ treble, who was backed up by Adam Hyde and Will George with two apiece.
Cowplain Yellow went two points clear at the top of div 3 with a game in hand as well. They crushed Nuffield Health 9-1 with three each from Pete Newman and Fred Dowding plus a double from Roland Grant. Second lost to third as Sporting St Clares won at Portsmouth Cherry by a 6-4 margin. Cristian Fetcu treble was in vain as Graham Wiggins, Patrick Gemmell and Trevor Dodd won two each to take the points for Sporting. Soberton B beat PW Black 9-1 thanks to hat tricks by Russ Anderson and Adrian Hunt and a double from Mike Vogado.In a mid table clash Cowplain Crimson excelled to crush Phoenix Perseus 9-1 with trebles by Eric Ribovic and Jerry Wilson and a pair by Derek Wilson.
Runaway Div 4 leaders St Clares Swifts had a comfortable 8-2 victory at the expense of Cowplain Emerald. Ray Gunter and Arnold Myers won maximums.Knowle Victory moved to nine points along with Pirates and Avenue Swifts. They got the better of PW Gold by a 6-4 margin. Tony Nelson won a triple, backed up by Jill Greenwood and John Nelson with one apiece. John Atkinson and John Cogley took braces for Gold. Avenue Swifts and Phoenix Jupiter shared the spoils. Phil Pinto was undefeated for Avenue, but Terry Pilcher and John Milton Pooley won a couple each for Jupiter to earn a point.
In National news Matt Ware who plays for Portsmouth in the British National League recently won the English National PING PONG championship ( all players use a standard blade covered in sandpaper) and has qualified for the world championship along with three more English players to be held at the Alexandra Palace on 27th-28th Jan. It will be shown on Sky sports. The sponsor is Barry Hearn of Matchroom Sports.
Report for Matches played week beginning 1st Jan (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Soberton A won a thriller at Cowplain Cocktails to move in to second spot in Division one above their opponents. Richard Billings won a superb triple and later combined with Bill Moody to take the doubles and the match 6-4. Earlier Robin Plunkett won two from his three five setters. For Cocktails Paul May won twice, but team-mates Roger Winkworth and John Taylor were disappointed with a single each. For Soberton Bill Moody lost two five setters. Leaders Portsmouth Purple beat mid table Generation Aces 7-3 as Adam Proszko notched another hat trick. Mike Rhodes responded with a couple having produced an excellent win over Wojciech Placek who also won a double. Knowle Rovers won 6-4 at Emsworth Eagles despite a great treble by Eagles’ Lynn Candlish. Trevor Farrow and Graham Taylor won two apiece for Rovers. Generation Jacks continued their recovery by defeating Portsmouth Scarlet 8-2 with Ed Slot winning another maximum. Thomas Poynter replied by beating Tulay Dundar and Stephen Nelson Smith.
In Division two Phil Stride of Avenue Dodos ended Dylan Linsell 100% record, but his side lost 7-3to Portsmouth Crimson. Rob Lewis was player of the match with three wins.Dylan added two and brother Julian won once. For Dodos Stride won a pair and Tony Dummer got one win. Second placed Phoenix Satellites overcame Knowle Green by an 8-2 margin. Duncan Poole scored a hat trick, and was backed up by Neil Lockton and Richard Stone with braces. Cowplain Alexandra moved to six points by beating whipping boys PW Red 8-2 with a Chris Corner triple, plus two each for Ian Wield and Mike Lee.
Cowplain Yellow went top in Division three by beating Soberton B 6-4. Pete Newman won a hat trick for Yellow. Russ Anderson and Adrian Hunt won a couple each for Soberton. Anderson lost to Newman in five sets, but won in similar fashion v Bob Shaw. Shaw(1) and Roland Grant(1) completed the scoring. Phoenix Perseus defeated PW Black 7-3 with two apiece for Pete McWilliam, Mark Matthams and Tim Clarkson. John Manual responded with a brace. Cowplain Crimson and Emsworth Seagulls shared the spoils. Eric Ribovic won a great hat trick for Crimson, while Malcolm Deacon and Sandy Collier both won a double for Seagulls.
In Div four Water Gold beat Phoenix Jupiter 6-4 with triples from John Atkinson and John Cogley. Cowplain Emerald won 6-4 at Knowle Victory. Eric Harvey won all three, supported by Pete Mclennan’s pair. Portsmouth Azure won 6-4 v Portsmouth Cobalt thanks to Sarwan Sabir(3) and Tomek Legg(2). Jill Clark replied with a couple.. Division four leaders St Clares Swifts beat Phoenix Pluto 7-3 as Ray Gunter, Mike Richardson and Arnold Myers all won twice. Stephen Woodford responded with three five set wins, including a 19-17 final set win over Myers. Swifts Richardson beat Barry Greenlee 14-12 in the fifth.
C Cocktails v Soberton A - Robin Plunkett, Richard Billings, Bill Moody, Roger Winkworth, John Taylor, Paul May
Report for Matches played week beginning 18th Dec (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Cowplain Cocktails beat rivals Generation Kings twice in the space of 24 hours. Firstly they beat them at home 7-3 as Mike Gibbs, Paul May and Roger Winkworth won two each. Mike Cooksley was Kings best player with a couple. The next night at Generation Cocktails produced a stunning display to win 10-0 as Winkworth and Gibbs again took trebles. However the man of the match was John Taylor who won his rubbers in straight sets. Generation Jacks moved off the bottom as their strong line-up beat Knowle Rovers 7-3 with Ugar Saglik and Ed Slot unbeaten on the night.
In Division two Portsmouth Crimson beat two man Portsmouth Red 9-1 with maximums by Dylan Linsell, Rob Lewis and Andy Green. Knowle Puffins lie behind Phoenix Satellites on games difference having this week beaten Phoenix Saturn 8-2 with three wins for Mike James, plus two apiece for Ricky Hensman and Brian Greenwood. Andy Tiller and Jim Malcolm responded with singles, while Paul Russell lost to Greenwood 24-22 in the fifth set. Knowle Valiant are mid table having beaten Avenue Dodos 7-3, who were a man short. Ray Jarratt, Dinger Bell and Geraldine Morle all won one from two. Tony Dummer(2) and Phil Stride replied for bottom side Dodos. Fourth placed Knowle Green beat PW Red 7-3 as Trevor Emery won a straight sets treble. John Amey provided good back up with a double, while Colin Miller replied with a brace.
In Division four third placed Phoenix Pluto beat Knowle Victory 8-2 courtesy of Barry Greenlee’s triple. Chris Langdale replied by getting the better of Jim Thomas and Kostas Kyrikides. Fouth placed Cowplain Emerald beat Phoenix Jupiter 6-4 despite a great maximum by Terry Pilcher. For the winning trio Eric Harvey and Pete Mclennan won a pair apiece. In a mid table clash Avenue Swifts overcame Emsworth Bluebell Pirates by a slim 6-4 margin. Phil Pinto was undefeated on the night, being well supported by Andy Bates with a brace. Paul White replied with a couple. Division four leaders St Clares Swifts overcame Portsmouth Azure by a 7-3 margin as their combination of Ray Gunter, Mike Richardson and Arnold Myers all won twice, but no-one could stop Sarwan Sabir who won a hat trick for the beaten outfit.
Report for Matches played week beginning 11th Dec (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
In Division one Portsmouth Purple are specializing in 6-4 wins. Generation Jacks were the victims this time despite Ed Slot’s three wins. For the leaders Yaj Vashee and Olly Staniforth won two apiece as Tim Hampton took a single. Adam Prozsko came in for the doubles to clinch yet another win. Soberton A are second having beaten Emsworth Eagles two man team 9-1 with maximums by Robin Plunkett and Richard Billings.Generation Kings took advantage of clubmates Aces weakened line-up to win 7-3. Callum Ashworth won a triple for Aces, but Mike Cooksley,Josh Cooksley and Graeme Smith won the remaining 7 rubbers. Portsmouth Black have a mountain to climb if they want to finish with honours, but they won 7-3 against strugglers Knowle Tenacity. Pin Ka Yui won a hat trick, supported by Gordon Giles(2) and reserve Thomas Poynter(2). Knowle Rovers are well away from the danger zone. They beat rivals Portsmouth Scarlet 6-4. For Rovers Graham Taylor and Trevor Farrow won two apiece as Alan Baldwin added one. Damian Gadzinski and Thomas Poynter won braces for Scarlet.
In Div two Phoenix Satellites had a good 9-1 over clubmates Saturn to boost their challenge for honours. Neil Lockton and Duncan Poole won hat tricks, with Richard Stone winning twice. There was mixed fortunes for Knowle Puffins as they beat Avenue Dodos 6-4, but lost 6-4 to Portsmouth Red. For Red Adam Hyde and Will George won three each. Against Dodos Puffins scorers were Ricky Hensman(3), Brian Greenwood(2) and John Amey(1). Knowle Green are mid table having beaten Cowplain Alexandra 7-3 with Dave Edge unbeaten and Trevor Emery taking a couple. Chris Corner responded with two wins for the beaten side. Knowle Valiant and Portsmouth Red shared the spoils. For Valiant Ray Jarratt won a treble, supported by Dinger Bell with a pair. Reds reserve Cristian Fetcu won twice.
Top beat bottom when Portsmouth Cherry edged out Eastoke Leopards 6-4 in Division three. Richard Comley won a crucial treble, and was well backed up by Vas Ignat with a double. Gary Bannister responded with a pair of wins. Fouth placed Sporting St Clares beat Nuffield Health 7-3 with hat tricks by Graham Wiggins and Trevor Dodd.. Portsmouth Cherry top Division three after edging out Nuffield Health 6-4 with trebles by Richard Comley and Cristian Fetcu. Barry Marsh took Fetcu to the wire as did Keith Waldon v Comley. Cowplain Yellow are still unbeaten after beating Seagulls 7-3 with three by Pete Newman and a double by Fred Dowding who scraped home in five sets against Sandy Collier. Two man Cowplain Crimson beat strugglers Water Black 6-4 with a hat trick by Jerry Wilson and a pair by Derek Wilson losing only to Pete Higgins. There was a thriller in Division three as Soberton B beat rivals Sporting St Clares 6-4 with the inclusion of very strong player Dave Kelsey. For Soberton Russ Anderson lost his 100% record to Graham Wiggins(2), but Wiggins lost to Dave Kelsey who won twice, but gave a walkover in his last singles. Pete Ward crucially beat Alan Wiggins 12-10 in the final set and combined with Anderson to win another five setter in the doubles to take Soberton over the winning line.
Div four leaders St Clares Swifts dropped their first point v Portsmouth Cobalt whose scorers were Francis Yeong with a triple and Jill Clark with a couple. Ray Gunter with a brace was Swifts best player. Phoenix Pluto beat clubmates Jupiter 6-4 with a max by Stephen Woodford and a pair by Barry Greenlee. Terry Pilcher won twice for Jupiter. PW Gold are next to bottom thanks to a good 8-2 win at the expense of Emsworth Bluebell Pirates thanks to triples by John Atkinson and Brian Forsey who had five setters v Jeff Crate and Cliff Holloway. The bottom side Portsmouth Azure had a 6-4 success v Knowle Victory. Tomek Legg won a hat trick. Team mate Sarwan Sabir won twice from three deciding set rubbers. Alison Houlgate responded with two wins. There were six five setters in this thrilling match.
Report for Matches played week beginning 4th Dec (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Generation Kings are mounting a strong challenge for the runners up position in Division one, having this week beaten Emsworth Eagles 6-4. Graeme Smith won a great maximum, assisted by Mike Cooksley with a brace and a single by son Joshua, having lost his other two rubbers in five sets. Runaway leaders Portsmouth Purple had a slim 6-4 win over Knowle Rovers. Adam Prozsko kept his 100% singles record intact. He is rated 101 in England. Tim Hampton backed him up with a pair and a hand in their doubles win. Graham Taylor played a blinder for Rovers with two wins. Cowplain Cocktails are currently second. They boosted their games difference with a 10-0 thrashing of Knowle Tenacity with their formation of John Taylor, Paul May and Roger Winkworth who edged out John Cooper 11-9 in the fifth set. Soberton A had a good win against a strong Generation Jacks by a 6-4 margin, despite Ed Slot’s hat trick and doubles win. For Soberton Richard Billings, Dave Woodacre and Robin Plunkett all won twice. Tulay Dundar was unlucky to lose to Plunkett in four sets having lost two legs 13-11 as Soberton reached the winning line.. I have to be modest sometimes!!. Portsmouth Black are virtually out of contention for honours as they could only share the spoils with clubmates Scarlet for whom Damian Gadzinski won a great treble. Pin Ka Yiu and Derek Chu won a couple each for Black.
Portsmouth Crimson got back to winning ways in Division two when they defeated Knowle Valiant 7-3 with Dylan Linsell winning his customary hat trick, as team mate Andy Green matched it. Phoenix Satellites won 8-2 versus Knowle Green to put them 5 points clear of the fourth placed side. Duncan Poole won three, with Neil Lockton and Richard Stone weighing in with two apiece. Mid table Phoenix Saturn beat a spirited PW Red 6-4. Jim Malcolm(2), Andy Tiller(2) and Paul Russell(1) guided them to victory, while Phil Beal and Colin Miller with two each performed well for the bottom side.
In Division three Portsmouth Cherry went top by beating previous leaders Soberton B 6-4. Henry Hazlewood and Cristian Fetcu won braces and Alferd Matthew got a single. Russ Anderson kept his 100% singles record for the beaten outfit, having edged out Fetcu in five sets. Sporting St Clares went second after a comfortable 9-1 success at the expense of Empower Phoenix Perseus. Graham Wiggins and Patrick Gemell won three each and Trevor Dodd won twice. Cowplain Yellow maintained their unbeaten tag in Div 3 with a 7-3 victory over Cowplain Crimson with three by Fred Dowding and two by Pete Newman. Eric Ribovic responded with a double. Eastoke Leopards got their first points of the season after winning 7-3 against Nuffield Health despite Barry Marsh’s triple. Matthew Saunders, Gary Bannister and Andy Summers was the winning combination.
In a mid table clash in div four Emsworth Bluebell Pirates and Cowplain Emerald shared the spoils. Richard Stephen won two for Pirates, while Eric Harvey(3) and Pete Stock(2) were on the mark for Emerald. Phoenix Jupiter crushed Azure 9-1 with three each for Martin Ive and Terry Pilcher plus a pair from Tony Thompson. Avenue Swifts beat PW Gold 7-3 as Phil Pinto and Andy Bates were unbeaten.
Report for Matches played week beginning 27th Nov (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Division one title favorites Portsmouth Purple fielded a weaker line-up v Portsmouth Scarlet, but came out on top by a 6-4 margin. Ollie Staniforth scored a hat trick, with Tim Hampton adding a couple. For Scarlet Thomas Poynter won twice, as Sam Adie and Kane Beale won one apiece. Cowplain Cocktails went second after beating rivals Portsmouth Black 8-2. Paul May won an impressive treble, while Pin Ka Yiu replied against Roger Winkworth and John Taylor. Derek Chu lost two deciding leg rubbers. At the moment it’s a five way battle for the runners up spot as there’s only two points separating second from sixth. Third placed Soberton A beat two man Knowle Rovers with maximums by Richard Billings and Robin Plunkett. Trevor Farrow got the consolation for Rovers with a good display against Bill Moody.Generation Kings crushed clubmates Jacks 9-1 with Mike Cooksley and son Joshua unbeaten. For Jacks Sumant Mistry had a good win over the competent Graeme Smith.
Knowle Puffins ended Portsmouth Crimson’s 100% record in Division two with a stunning 9-1 triumph. Mike James and Brian Greenwood won triples. The only response came from Rob Lewis who beat Ricky Hensman. Julian Linsell lost two five setters as his brother Dylan Linsell was missing from their line-up. The title race may be between these two, but Phoenix Satellites might have something to say about it. They beat Portsmouth Red 6-4 with braces from Neil Lockton and Richard Stone and a single by Mike Turner. Adam Hyde won a good double for the reds, but Dave Wiles and Pritesh Bhatt could only get singles.
In Division three leaders Soberton B thumped Eastoke Leopards 9-1 with three each for Russ Anderson and Adrian Hunt and a pair by Mike Vogado. In Division four Portsmouth Cobalt remained unbeaten having comfortably beaten Phoenix Jupiter 9-1 with hat tricks by Francis Yeong and Heather George and a double by Istvan Balogh. Portsmouth Cherry are second in Div 3 after beating Empower Phoenix Perseus 7-3 as Cristian Fetcu and Vas Ignat were undefeated. Sporting St Clares are third having beaten Emsworth Seagulls 7-3 with three from Graham Wiggins and two for Patrick Gemell. Sandy Collier played well for the losing outfit with a brace.
In Div four leaders St Clares Swifts beat Knowle Victory 9-1 with a treble by Ray Gunter and Mike Richardson and a double by Arnold Myers. Phoenix Pluto are third after stuffing Emsworth Blubell Pirates 9-1 with hat tricks by Barry Greenlee and Jim Thomas plus two by Stephen Woodford. Avenue Swifts gained their second win by 6-4 at the expense of Cowplain Emerald. Phil Pinto(3) and Andy Bates(2) were the stars as Pete Mclennan replied with a couple.
Report for Matches played week beginning 20th Nov (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Div one leaders Portsmouth Purple got back to winning ways by beating Soberton A 9-1. Wojciech Placek and Adam Fuzes won straight set hat tricks. Robin Plunkett replied against Tim Hampton. Cowplain Cocktails are making a strong challenge for runners up after this week defeating Portsmouth Scarlet 9-1 with triples by Roger Winkworth and Paul May. Damian Gadzinski got the only reply v John Taylor. The top two from last season met as Portsmouth Black and Generation Aces shared the spoils. Pin Ka Yui won three for Black, while Charlie Childs and Tom Chamberlain won a couple each for Aces. Generation Kings had a 6-4 victory at the expense of Knowle Rovers with a maximum by Mike Cooksley and a pair by Graeme Smith. Trevor Farrow won twice for Rovers. Emsworth Eagles against Knowle Tenacity finished all square. Paul Fitzgerald won a great treble for Eagles, with Steve Long adding a double. Tenacity’s best player was Colin Jones with a brace as John Cooper and Tony Emberson got a single apiece.
In Division two Portsmouth Crimson kept their 100% tag by edging out Phoenix Satellites 6-4. Dylan Linsell kept his 100% singles record despite being unwell. Rob Lewis and Andy Green added one each. For Satellites Duncan Poole won two rubbers as Neil Lockton and Richard Stone both won once. Second placed Knowle Puffins drew at Knowle Valiant thanks to Mike James’ hat trick. Ray Jarratt and Geraldine Morle won two each for Valiant. There was yet another draw as Phoenix Saturn faced Knowle Green. Andy Tiller won a superb maximum for Saturn, while Dave Edge(2) and Trevor Emery(2) responded for Green.
Soberton B went top of Div 3 after beating Nuffield Health 6-4 with Russ Andreson unbeaten again, supported by Mike Vogado(2) and Pete Ward(1). Sporting St Clares went 4th after beating Cowplain Cocktails 7-3 for whom Eric Ribovic won a great triple, but Graham Wiggins, Trevor Dodd and Patrick Gemmell won the remaining rubbers. In a lowly clash Empower Phoenix Perseus beat Eastoke Leopards 6-4 with Mark Matthams taking a hat trick, with Roger Fearn supplying two. Gary Bannister won twice for Leopards.
St Clares Swifts kept their unbeaten record in div 4 after dismantling Phoenix Jupiter 10-0 with their combination of Ray Gunter, Arnold Myers and Mike Richardson.Third beat bottom as Emsworth Bluebell Pirates overcame Portsmouth Azure by a 7-3 margin. Tomek Legg won a brilliant treble for the beaten trio, but Richard Stephen, Jeff Crate and Alastair Gibson carried Pirates home. Mid table Phoenix Pluto won 7-3 versus strugglers Avenue Swifts. Stephen Woodford won a hat trick, with Jim Thomas adding two rubbers. Andy Bates won a brace for Swifts.
Report for Matches played week beginning 13th Nov (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
In Division one two top players Danny Lucking and Damian Gadzinski were rubberless this week. Lucking’s Aces lost to a brilliant Cowplain Cocktails by a 9-1 margin. Paul May and Roger Winkworth were unbeaten and John Taylor added two losing only to Tom Chamberlain. Soberton A had an impressive 9-1 win against Portsmouth Scarlet as Robin Plunkett and Dave Woodacre won triples as Pete Woodacre supplied a double having lost for a second time to Kane Beale who lost a two set lead v Plunkett. Gadzinski lost in five sets to Dave Woodacre, and didn’t win anymore sets as he seemed to lose heart. Generation Kings beat leaders Portsmouth Purple 6-4. Mike Rhodes and Graeme Smith both won twice. Adam Proszko inevitable hat trick for Purple was this time in vain. Portsmouth Black are third having this week beaten Emsworth Eagles 8-2 with three wins by Pin Ka Yui. Lyn Candlish responded by beating Gordon Giles(by the narrowest of margins and Derek Chu, having also gone the distance v Yui. In a lowly clash Knowle Tenacity and Generation Jacks shared the spoils. Colin Jones(2), John Cooper(2) and Tony Emberson(1) were on the mark for Tenacity. Ed Slot with a maximum and Stephen Nelson Smith replied for Jacks. Aces beat Scarlet 7-3 with two each for Childs, Chamberlain and Josh Cooksley. Gadzinski won a brilliant triple for Scarlet.
In a top v bottom clash in div two Portsmouth Crimson edged out a spirited PW Red 6-4 as Dylan Linsell won another hat trick. Phil Beal and Colin Miller played well for the reds with braces. Phoenix Satellites are hunting promotion after a 9-1 win v Knowle Valiant. Mike Turner and Duncan Poole notched trebles with Richard Stone losing the only rubber to Geraldine Morle. It’s worrying times for Avenue Dodos after another defeat at the hands of Knowle Green by a 7-3 margin. Dave Edge won a superb hat trick, supported by John Wildig(2) and Trevor Emery(1). Knowle Puffins beat Phoenix Satellites 6-4 in a top clash. Ricky Hensman won three having scraped home 25-23 in the deciding leg v Duncan Poole(2).
In Division three Emsworth Seagulls are joint second after beating Eastoke Leopards 8-2 with hat tricks by Malcolm Deacon and Robert Churchill and a couple by Sandy Collier. Portsmouth Cherry are fourth. They defeated Cowplain Crimson 8-2 with trebles by Richard Comley and Cristian Fetcu. Sporting St Clares beat Water Black 8-2 with three each for Graham Wiggins and father Alan. Nuffield Health had a great 6-4 win at Empowere Phoenix Perseus with a Barry Marsh and two by Keith Waldron. Mark Matthams won twice for Empower.
In Div four Portsmouth Cobalt went second after beating Emsworth Bluebell Pirates 7-3. Francis Yeong won three rubbers and Heather George won twice, which was matched by Dave Cannings of Pirates. Knowle Victory are third. They overcame Phoenix Jupiter by a 7-3 magrin. Christopher Langdale Langdale was undefeated, who was supported by Allison Houlgate with a couple. Terry Pilcher won twice for Jupiter. Phoenix Pluto crushed PW Gold 9-1 with three apiece by Barry Greenlee and Stuart Woodford, plus a double by Kostas Kyriakides. Portsmouth Azure had a fine 7-3 victory over Avenue Swifts, with their combination of Tomek Legg, Jack Venables and Sarwan Sabir winning a pair each.
Report for Matches played week beginning 30th Oct (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
In the top division Knowle Rovers are scaling the dizzy heights of third place after a great 6-4 defeat of clubmates Tenacity. Alan Baldwin and Trevor Farrow won a couple each for the winners, while Andy Bugden replied with a double. Soberton A are second having seen off Generation Kings 10-0 with their line-up of Richard Billings, Robin Plunkett and Dave Woodacre who didn’t drop any legs. A much strengthened Generation Kings beat reigning champions Portsmouth Black 8-2. Quality player Tulay Dundar and Ed Slot won fine maximums. Slot is a very successful player in the high standard Southampton Premier. Mid table Cowplain Cocktails thumped Emsworth Eagles 10-0 with their combination of Paul May, Roger Winkworth and Mike Gibbs. Steve Long took Winkworth the distance as did Paul Fitzgerald v Gibbs.
Portsmouth Crimson are the early pacesetters in div 2 having won all five games. This week they crushed Cowplain Alexandra 10-0 with their formation of Dylan Linsell and brother Julian, plus Andy Green. Phoenix Satellites have won three from as many starts, having edged out Dodos 6-4 with two each for Jim Malcolm and Paul Russell. Keith Ginn played well for Dodos with a brace. Portsmouth Red have made a disappointing start, but may still be a threat in the promotion battle. This week they drew with Knowle Green. Dave Wiles won a great three rubbers for red, with Will George winning twice, but team mate Lee Mullett is not firing on all cylinders. For Green Trevor Emery took a pair, as John Wildig and Dave Edge won one apiece. Mid table Knowle Valiant beat bottom side PW Red 7-3 thanks to Dave Mcintosh’s treble. Colin Miller responded with five set victories over Ray Jarratt and Dinger Bell.
Cowplain Yellow are top of div 3 and unbeaten. They had a great 7-3 victory at the expense of Sporting St Clares. Pete Newman won a triple, supported by Fred Dowding and Bob Shaw with two apiece. Soberton B are second after crushing Phoenix Perseus 9-1. Russ Anderson and Mike Vogado won hat tricks with Adrian Hunt weighing in with a double. Emsworth Seagulls are third after defeating Nuffield Health 7-3. Malcolm Deacon took a hat trick, assited by Robert Churchill with a brace. Barry Marsh responded with two wins. Fourth placed Cowplain Crimson beat Eastoke Leopards 7-3 as Jeremy Wilson and Eric Ribovic won three each.
In Div four St Clares Swifts have a 100% record after stuffing Emsworth Bluebell Pirates 10-0 with their line-up of Ray Gunter, Arnold Myers and Mike Richardson. Portsmouth Cobalt are second. They overcame Avenue Swifts by a 7-3 margin. Jill Clarke was unbeaten, while Phil Pinto replied by beating Francis Yeong and Simon Rignall. Cowplain Emerald beat Phoenix Pluto 8-2 courtesy of Pete Stock’s maximum. Kostas Kyriakides replied v Eric Harvey and Gary Churhill. In a lowly clash PW Gold easily defeated Portsmouth Azure 9-1 with hat tricks by John Atkinson and Brian Forsey plus a double by Bob Nockolds
Report for Matches played week beginning 23rd Oct (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Portsmouth Purple made it five wins from as many starts as they lead div one. This week they had a narrow 6-4 at the expense of Knowle Tenacity thanks to Adam Proszko treble and a double by Tim Hampton. Andy Bugden played well for the losing outfit in winning a brace. Portsmouth Black are second having this week beaten Knowle Rovers 7-3. Pin Ka Yui scored a hat trick, ably supported by Ollie Stanforth and Gordon Giles with a couple each. Generation Aces are third after defeating Emsworth Eagles 8-2. Charlie Childs and Tom Chamberlain were unbeaten. Generation Kings had a handsome 8-2 win at Portsmouth Scarlet. Josh Cooksley won a triple. Father Mike added two as did Graeme Smith. Cowplain Cocktails won 8-2 against whipping boys Generation Jacks 8-2 courtesy of Roger Winkworth’s maximum, who was well supported by John Taylor and Mark Waughman with a pair apiece.
Div 2 leaders Portsmouth Crimson beat Knowle Green with three wins from Dylan Linsell and Rob Lewis.Knowle Puffins are second after winning 7-3 verus Water Red despite a comfortable treble by red’s Colin Miller. However Mike James, Brian Greenwood and reserve Geraldine Morle took the remaining rubbers. In a mid table clash Knowle Valiant drew at Cowplain Alexandra. Chris Bone(2), Ian Wield(2) and Mike Lee were on the mark for Alexandra. Ray Jarratt with two, Dinger Bell and Morle responded for Valiant.
Cowplain Yellow top div 3 after defeating Portsmouth Cherry 6-4. Pete Newman, Fred Dowding and Bob Shaw all won two as did Richard Comley of Cherry. Soberton B are second after beating Seagulls 6-4 as Russ Anderson won a hat trick. Seagulls’s Robert Churchill responded with a good couple. Cowplain Crimson and Nuffield Health shared the spoils. Barry Marsh was man of the match with a treble for Health. Derek Wilson and Eric Ribovic both won twice for Crimson. Water Black beat whipping boys Eastoke Leopards 6-4. Pete Higgins won a hat trick, supported by John Cogley’s brace. Matthew Saunders won a double for Leopards.
St Clares Swifts top div 4 after thumping Avenue Swifts 9-1. Arnold Myers(3), Mike Richardson(3) and Ray Gunter(2) was the winning formula. Portsmouth Cobalt are second having defeated Water Gold 9-1. Jill Clarke and Simon Rignall were undefeated, with Francis Yeong taking a pair. Emsworth Bluebell Pirates won 6-4 at Knowle Victory to claim their third win from as many games with Jeff Crate and Richard Stephen taking doubles, but no one could stop man of the match Tony Nelson who won a maximum for the beaten trio.
Report for Matches played week beginning 16th Oct (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Portsmouth Purple beat Portsmouth Black 6-4 in a gripping title hopefuls clash. Adam Proszko(3) and Wojciech Placek 2) starred for Purple. Alex Robinson responded with a good pair.Aces beat Jacks 9-1 with three each for Childs and reserve Mike Cooksley. Two man Soberton beat Knowle Tenacity 7-3 with hat tricks by the Woodacre’s Pete and Dave. Portsmouth Scarlet beat Eagles 8-2 with Damian Gadzinski taking a maximum. Paul Fitzgerald responded by beating Thomas Poynter and Sam Adie. Knowle Rovers had surprise 6-4 win over Cocktails with doubles by Graham Taylor and Trevor Farrow. Mark Waughman replied with a pair.
Phoenix Satellites crushed Water Red 10-0 with their combination of Poole, Turner and Lockton. Alexandra got a good draw at Puffins as Chris Corner won a triple. Greenwood and Hensman responded with a couple apiece. Portsmouth Red overcame Phoenix Saturn by an 8-2 margin. Wiles(3), George(2) and Mullett(2) guided them to victory.
Cowplain Yellow top div 3 after beating Eastoke LEOPARDS 8-2 with three wins by Pete Newman and two apiece for Fred Dowding and Roland Grant. Emsworth Seagulls have made agood start after this week winning 6-4 at Empower Phoenix Perseus. Malcolm Deacon and Sandy Collier won two each for the winners. Mark Matthams responded with a double.Soberton b are unbeaten in three games, the latest a draw with Cowplain Crimson. Mike Vogado and Adrian Hunt took a couple apiece for Soberton, while Eric Ribovic won a hat trick for Seagullls. Nuffield Health gained their first win by beating Water Black 6-4 courtesy of hat tricks by Barry Marsh and Maurice Fitzgerald.
In div 4 St Clares Swifts beat Water Gold 8-2 with a hat trick by Ray Gunter and braces from Arnold Myers and Mike Richardson. Portsmouth Cobalt and Cowplain Emerald shared the spoils with man of the match Eric Harvey taking a maximum for Emerald. Jill Clarke and Heather George both won twice for Cobalt. Emswoth Bluebell Pirates whitewashed Phoenix Jupiter with their line-up of Alistair Gibson, Cliff Holloway and Richard Stephen. Knowle Victory lost for the first time by 6-4 as Avenue’s Swifts Phil Pinto won a triple. Christopher Langdale replied with two wins.Phoenix Pluto crushed Portsmouth Azure 10-0 with their combination of Barry Greenlee, Kostas Kyriakides and Jim Thomas.
Report for Matches played week beginning 9th Oct (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Portsmouth Purple beat Cowplain Cocktails 6-4 with three wins by Proszko and two by Hampton. Portsmouth Black beat Soberton A 7-3 with a triple by Mason and a couple by Pin Ka Yui. Dave Woodacre responded with a notable two wins. Gen Aces whitewashed Knowle Rovers with their formation of Childs, Rhodes and Callum Ashworth. Emsworth Eagles overcame Gen Jacks by an 8-2 margin. Fitzgerald won a great hat trick, while Dundar responded by getting the better of Long and Grubb.
There was an astonishing game in div two when Portsmouth Red won 7-3 at Avenue Dodos with eight rubbers going the distance.George(3) and Wiles(2) starred for the victors. Stride was their best opponent with a double. Portsmouth Crimson beat Phoenix Satellites 8-2 with a hat trick by Julian Linsell, with two each for Green and Lewis. Phoenix Saturn won 7-3 at Alexandra thanks to a triple by Poole and a brace by Lockton. Corner replied with a pair. Knowle Puffins overcame Knowle Green 8-2 with a hat trick by Hensman. Wildig replied v Greenwood and James.
Portsmouth Cherry leapfrogged Sporting St Clares after defeating them 6-4 in div 3. Cristian Fetcu won a great maximum having gone the distance against Graham and Alan Wiggins. Graham and Trevor Dodd both beat Vas Ignat and Richard Comley. Cowplain Yellow went third after beating Nuffield Health 8-2. Fred Dowding and Bob Shaw won trebles. Matthew Gilham got the only singles reply v Roland Grant. Michael Hutchinson lost five setters v Dowding and Roland Grant. Soberton and Newtown B went fourth after beating Water Black 7-3. Russ Anderson won a hat trick, supported by Adrian Hunt(2) and Pete Ward(1). Pete Higgins was Black’s best player with a double. Cowplain Crimson and Empower Phoenix Perseus shared the spoils. Ribovic and Jerry Wilson won two each and the doubles for Crimson, while Mark Matthams(2), Pete McWilliam(2) and Barry Greenlee responded for Perseus.
Knowle Victory went top of div 4 after winning 8-2 against two player Water Gold. John Nelson and Elaine Diaper won maximums, but Brian Forsey won the only singles reply v Allison Houlgate. Phoenix Jupiter, Portsmouth Cobalt and St Clares Swifts all have two victories from as many games.Jupiter beat Avenue Swifts 6-4 with three wins from Terry Pilcher and a brace from John Milton Pooley. Phil Pinto was the best opponent with a brace. Cobalt overcame Phoenix Pluto 8-2 with all their line-up of Francis Yeong, Jill Clarke and Heather George winning twice. For Pluto Greenlee won a pair and Andy Bennett got a single. Cowplain Emerald had a 7-3 reverse at St Clares for whom Arnold Myers was unbeaten. Pete McWilliam replied with a double from three very tight rubbers.
Report for Matches played week beginning 2nd Oct (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
In Division one there was a stunning performance from Lyn Candlish who won a hat trick for her side Emsworth Eagles against Knowle Rovers, being well supported by Paul Fitzgerald with a double, as the contest ended all square. For Rovers Trevor Farrow won twice, with Alan Baldwin and Graham Taylor taking singles.Reigning champions Portsmouth Black edged out Gen Kings 6-4. James Mason won three rubbers, with Cristy Pin taking a brace. For Kings Joshua Cooksley played vey well with a pair. Father Mike won once as did Graeme Smith. Portsmouth Purple are hoping for honours this season, having narrowly failed to claim runners up last season. They beat Gen Aces 7-3 with comfortable trebles by Adam Proszko and Wocjiech Placek. Charlie Childs, Tulay Dundar and reserve Josh Cooksley all won once for Aces last season’s runners up.Soberton A and Cowplain Cocktails finished level. Roger Winkworth won a great hat trick, having edged out Robin Plunkett13-11 in the deciding set. Paul May ended up with a double having beaten Pete Woodacre and against Plunkettt came back from the dead to win in five legs. For Soberton Dave Woodacre won twice, with father Pete and Plunkett gaining one apiece. The Woodacre’s won a close 4 set doubles to earn their point.
In Div two Phoenix Saturn had two victories. They beat Knowle Valiant 8-2 with superb hat tricks by Daniel Osterman and Jim Malcolm. They also crushed Knowle Green 10- with their line-up of Neil Lockton, Duncan Poole and Richard Stone. Reserve John Nelson won 2 legs for the losing outfit. Portsmouth Crimson beat Avenue Dodos by an 8-2 margin. Rob Lewis won a great maximum, supported by Andy Green and Julian Lindsell with a couple each. Tony Dummer and Phil Stride responded with one win apiece.
Sporting St Clares are the early div 3 leaders after crushing Eastoke Leopards 9-1 as Graham Wiggins scored a triple as did Patrick Gemmell. Father Alan Wiggins won twice. Leopards also lost 8-2 to Portsmouth Cherry. Richard Comley and Alfred Mathew won hat tricks, and were well backed up by Vas Ignat who won a pair. Soberton B and Cowplain Yellow shared the spoils courtesy of a Russ Anderson treble. Adrian Hunt added one and played a hand in the doubles win to salvage a point. For Yellow Fred Dowding and Bob Shaw won a couple each, supported by Roland Grant with a single. All of Shaw’s games went the distance. St Clares Swifts won 6-4 at Phoenix Pluto despite a maximum by Woody Woodford as Kostas Kyriakides could only add one. For Swifts Ray Gunter and Mike Richardson took two each and Arnold Myers won once. Emsworth Seagulls beat Cowplain Crimson 7-3 with three wins from Malcolm Deacon, another two by Rob Churchill and one by Sandy Collier. Jerry Wilson(2) and Eric Ribovic(1) responded for Crimson.
In Division four Knowle Victory came out on top v Cowplain Emerald by a 7-3 margin. Chris Langdale was unbeaten on his debut, while Eric Harvey replied by beating Jill Greenwood(2) and Alison Houlgate(2). PW Gold defeated two man Phoenix Jupiter 7-3 despite aTerry Pilcher triple. For the victors John Cogley, Bob Nockolds and Brian Forsey all got the better of Tony Thompson.
Report for Matches played week beginning 25th Sept (Reporter - Robin Plunkett Div 1-4)
Last season’s runners up Generation Aces suffered an opening game loss to an inspired Soberton and Newtown A by a 7-3 margin as Pete Woodacre scored a brilliant treble, son Dave added two losing only to Callum Ashworth, but Bill Moody beat him as he gained a single for the victors.Portsmouth Purple beat promoted Emsworth Eagles 7-3 as Adam Proszko and Tim Hampton secured maximums. Knowle Tenacity had a 5-4 scoreline in a two v two match v Portsmouth Scarlet, but only get a point for it.Colin Jones and John Cooper both beat Kane Beale, but lost in 5 sets to Thomas Poynter who made his mark in his Division one debut.Tenacity won the doubles.
In Division two Knowle Puffins whitewashed Phoenix Saturn with their line-up of Ricky Hensman, Mike James and Brian Greenwood.Andy Tiller lost to Hensman 11-9 in the deciding leg. Cowplain Alexandra beat PW Red 8-2 as Ian Wield won a hat trick. Colin Miller responded by getting the better of Mike Lee and Chris Bone. Red also went down 6-4 to Knowle Green, with Trevor Emery unbeaten. John Amey added a double and John Wildig won once. For the beaten trio Miller won twice and Ray Hansler once.
In Division three Sporting St Clares crushed Nuffield Health 9-1 with Graham Wiggins, Trevor Dodd and Patrick Gemmell winning all of the singles.
In Division four Knowle Valiant and Phoenix Pluto shared the spoils. Tony Nelson won three for Victory, while Barry Greenlee and Kostas Kyriakides scored a pair apiece for Pluto. Emsworth Bluebell Pirates beat Avenue Swifts 6-4 coutesy of a Jeff Crate treble. For Swifts Phil Pinto and Andy Bates won a couple each.