Title hopefuls held up by Renegades

IN Division 1, Walton Wanderers who are in line for league champions, were held to a draw after a close match against Winsc Renegades.

IN Division 1, Walton Wanderers who are in line for league champions, were held to a draw after a close match against Winsc Renegades.

The only player with a full complement was Renegades’ Paul Hayward, who had a close 5-11 in the fifth game against Bill Bruton and lost one to Dave Grounsell. Trevor Jones also had a five game win over Bruton.

Andy Wakefield and Grounsell had two sets each giving Wanderers a narrow lead. Hayward and Dave Williams proved the stronger duo against Bruton and Andy Wakefield to take the all important equalising point.

Winsc Rebels, also doing well in Division 1, had a 10-0 winning match over Totterdown C. Garry Chell of Totterdown was unlucky to lose 9-11 in the fifth against Rob Hansen, also taking one game from Dave Hunt. Mark Price had one game from Mike Baker.

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There was a good 8-2 win for Renegades against Winsc Rebels. Paul Hayward won all three, Dave Williams won two, but lost a set to Mike Baker and Trevor Jones had a win over Dave Hunt and Baker. In a close doubles, Williams and Jones won in four against Rob Hansen and Hunt.

In Division 2, Totterdown Daemons and Totterdown Flamingos’ match was nip and tuck all the way. Jason King, Mike Summers and Bert Hiscock each took a game from Flamingos’ Graham Cheeseman. Summers also did well to win a tight contest in five games against Nigel Andrews.

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Daemons on 18, went into the doubles leading by two, but could only win one game in a match won by Cheeseman and Andrews, so both teams ended 19-all.

Winsc Wayfarers’ Phil Yates played out of his skin to win all his matches, losing just one game to Vets C’s Tony Chedgy. Chedgy had a good night beating both Rich Parker and Simon Kneeshaw for the first time in five years.

Kneeshaw and Yates with a tough three games in the doubles against Garry Evry and Chedgy, gave Wayfarers a 21-16 win over the Vets.

Playing on their own, Phil Yates and Sam Mullick had to fight hard against the full Warriors team, putting in good performances to win all three singles. Anne Baker took a game from Yates as did Paul Millward. Millward was unlucky to lose to Mullick in five. With the doubles, Wayfarers won 21-13.

C & C Banwell’s youngsters found the experienced Vets C team tough opposition. Kate Groom and Beth Atkinson had close games, but had to settle for no points. Max Jeremiah lost narrowly to Vets’ Garry Evry in four, but made up for it with wins over Mark Treasure and Tony Chedgy. With Beth he won one in the doubles to Evry and Treasure. Vets won 24-8.

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