The fight for honours in Division Three of & & Clacton and also District League could not be tighter with Windsor Merlins making a late fee to take the title from veteran leaders Windsor Penguins.
This week the 2 groups encountered each various other and also, in a mixing competition, the Merlins appeared on top momentarily time this period, winning 8-2. Joe Plummer was the finest gamer on the evening, remaining unbeaten, whilst there were 2 each for Sam Plummer and also John Harvey.
The experience began and also finished with a bang in the type of 3 suits which finished in the very same 12-10 in the 5th scoreline.
In the opening up suit, Sam Plummer slipped by Neil Chegwidden 3 -2 (9-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4, 12-10) to establish the Merlins on their means– which they did by taking the following 7 suits.
But the Penguins countered with what can be 2 important factors. In suit 9, Annabelle Stallwood pipped Sam Plummer 3 -2 (6-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-6, 12-10) to cause a very first loss of the period on the Merlins’ No 1. And after that, in suit 10, Chegwidden resisted from being 7-1 down in the last established versus Harvey to take a crucial 3 -2 (11-7, 10-12, 8-11, 11-7, 12-10) triumph.
The Merlins followed this up with a 2nd win of the week, 10-0 overNomads Leopards The 2 Plummers and also Harvey all remained unbeaten, although Harvey resisted Bob Jillins prior to taking their specific suit 13-11 in the 5th.
And what a critical point it may verify for the Merlins– with simply 2 suits to play, they currently lead the Penguins by a solitary factor. It can rarely be more detailed!
Nomads Leopards appreciated far better lot of money in their 2nd suit, getting a 6-4 win versus Windsor Magpies, with a pair each for Bob Jillins, Stuart Wilkinson and alsoDominic Joannou Dave Sweetland continued to be unbeaten for the Magpies yet it was a close-run point versus Wilkinson, Sweetland winning 12-10 in the decider. The Magpies likewise took a close increases, Sweetland and also Alan Rutledge slipping by Wilkinson and also Jillins 11-7 in the decider.
Three for Lynette Sparks, 2 for Maggie Earle, plus their cooperations in the increases, saw Walton E to a 6-4 sway Brotherhood E. But it was a hard-fought suit, the Walton set taking the increases 11-9 in the decider versus Andrey Pavlov and alsoYulian Yaramenko Pavlov got a pair for Brotherhood.
This result likewise indicates there’s mosting likely to be a battle to the coating to protect 3rd location, with the Leopards and also Walton E currently connected with each other on 103 factors with simply 2 suits to play– and also the 2 groups as a result of satisfy in the last week of the period.
Every gamer got a factor in the Brotherhood F v Nomads Ocelots experience, Joe Sherwin starring with a hat-trick in Brotherhood’s 7-3 success, a repeat of the very early period rating. Brotherhood won 3 of the 4 suits which went the range, Sherwin whipping Chris Wilmotte 11-7 in the 5th and also Hazel Blanche 11-8 in the 5th. Sherwin and also Tom Bryden took the closest suit of the night in the increases, 12-10 in the 5th versus Wilmotte and also Blanche.
Trebles for Pam Cousins and also Dave Wright sufficed to offer Nomads Lynx an 8-2 triumph over Nomads Bobcats, with Ann Kigang including a launching League win for her side. Norman Jacobs and also James Horsler took an alleviation factor each for the Bobcats.
In Division One, Nomads Panthers fielded a book yet were still sufficient to beat Windsor Hawks 6-4, James Denyer unbeaten and also Gill Locke winning 2. Andy Vincent won a pair for the Hawks, and also Ian Fielder and also John Barton one each, Barton bordering previous Panther’s get Colin Webber 11-7 in the 5th.
There were hat-tricks for Kevin Gowlett and also Martin Edwards as Brotherhood A beat base group Walton C 7-3 Paul Meikle and also Mark Gale took a factor each for the losers, the set likewise appreciating their side’s 3rd increases win of the period, an exceptional 3 -0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-7) triumph over Gowlett and also Edwards.
Nomads Lions were 7-3 victors versus Walton B, Adam Wilkin, Adam Cuthbert and also Ethan Lloyd all winning two times. But none of them can obtain the far better of Gavin Price that taped a hat-trick, rather remarkably his very first of the period.
In a top- 3 experience in Division Two, Walton D and also Windsor Buzzards shared the spoils. There were 2 each for Walton’s Andy Foster and also Clive Allenby yet neither can fairly match Windsor’s Dave Martin that continued to be unbeaten on the evening, many thanks to a 3 -2 (6-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-5, 11-6) win versus Foster and also an even-closer 3 -2 (13-15, 11-8, 13-11, 8-11, 12-10) win versus Allenby.
Brotherhood B maintained the stress at the top with a 7-3 sway Windsor Harriers, Paul Alden and also Barry Allen taking optimal factors. The Brotherhood side are currently simply 9 factors behind the Buzzards, with a suit in hand yet, most importantly, the 2 groups will certainly secure interrupt the recently of the period wherefore can be a title decider.
This result likewise leaves the Harriers separated at the base, specifically after the 2 groups quickly over them, Brotherhood D and also Windsor Kestrels, made 5 factors each when they battled out an honourable draw. Graham Bunce proceeded his superb article-Christmas type with a treble that included an 11-9 in the decider triumph over Kevin Pryor.
There were a pair each for Brotherhood’s Pryor and also James Smith-Daye, and also one forTony Edmonds But Brotherhood were not able to take the increases, Bunce and also Debra Found bordering previous Pryor and also Smith-Daye 3 -2 (11-8, 7-11, 13-11, 11-13, 11-9).
Brotherhood C and also Nomads Jaguars are divided by simply 3 factors in the center of the table and also for that reason it was little shock the suit finished all-square. Mark Boyland won his typical 3 for Brotherhood, with Mark Beckham and also Paul Metcalf each taking one, Metcalf requiring the complete 5 collections prior to defeating Kevin Hume 11-8 in the decider.
Metcalf was likewise associated with 2 various other close five-setters, shedding 11-9 in the 5th to John Hockley and also 11-6 in the 5th toChris Petrou Petrou and also Hockley both won two times for the Jaguars.
* Entries have actually shut for the League’s Closed Championships, funded this period by The Survey Initiative and alsoGary Cattermole The Championships will certainly be held over the weekend break of 1st and also secondApril at the Clacton Coastal Academy Players will certainly obtain more details, consisting of information of checking-in times, by 28th March at the newest.
Walton C 3 Brotherhood A 7
Nomads Panthers 6 Windsor Hawks 4
Nomads Lions 7 Walton B 3
Windsor Harriers 3 Brotherhood B 7
Walton D 5 Windsor Buzzards 5
Brotherhood D 5 Windsor Kestrels 5
Brotherhood C 5 Nomads Jaguars 5
Windsor Magpies 4 Nomads Leopards 6
Brotherhood F 7 Nomads Ocelots 3
Brotherhood E 4 Walton E 6
Windsor Penguins 2 Windsor Merlins 8
Nomads Leopards 0 Windsor Merlins 10
Nomads Lynx 8 Nomads Bobcats 2
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