Perfect 10 helps to propel Foxwood A into third place

PUBLISHED: 09:30 20 January 2010 | UPDATED: 07:35 02 July 2010

In the Grant Matthewson Norwich and District League, Foxwood A moved into third place in Premier A with two 10-0 wins over Gothic A and CEYMS B, writes Wendy Durrant.

In the Grant Matthewson Norwich and District League, Foxwood A moved into third place in Premier A with two 10-0 wins over Gothic A and CEYMS B, writes Wendy Durrant.

Jon Cockburn only playing in his third match in eight months took time to settle but improved over both the matches to win all his games. His availability in the second half of the season could be key to Foxwood's title aspirations.

Ryan Collins starred for Wensum A as they continued on their march to the title with an impressive 8-2 win over their B side for whom Owe Karlsson was the only winner, including the notable scalp of Lauren Spink, her first defeat of the season. Sean Molloy inspired Wensum B2 to a 7-3 victory over Hospitals A with a fine maximum including the doubles. Kevin Gray making a rare appearance for Hospitals ensured Wensum did not have it all their way with fine wins over Frank Hayward and Chris Jones.

At the half way stage of the season Wensum C, Foxwood C and UEA head the Premier B table with UEA maintaining their 100 per cent record and firm favourites to take the title. Matt Haynes of UEA is the leading player with team mate Sam Collins not far behind. Wensum C and Foxwood C will probably be left fighting for the runners-up spot. At the other end of the table Taverham B and Firstline Factors are making valiant efforts to keep out of the relegation zone.

In Division One, Dale Ajeto maintained his 100 per cent singles record helping Wensum D beat CEYMS 8-2, with the two Andy's, Bonham and Tuddenham taking a game each. Fairfield A, without Eric Thornton, struggled against Briston D, for whom Lindsay and Julie Horstead won all singles.

The Returners avenged their season opening defeat against Gothic C with a convincing 8-2 victory. James Skilleter was in commanding form taking all three singles in straight sets. Jason Peck also completed an unexpected maximum.

Alan Hough and Peter Holland both beat the unlucky Aaron Hacon, who took both to deuce in the fifth sets.

Foxwood D were made to fight against lowly NCC to maintain top spot in Division Two with a 5-5 draw. SFC lost ground with their second defeat to Remploy A who enjoyed a good run of results elevating them to 4th position. Telephones C with two victories pushed themselves up to fifth but Wensum E with three defeats in a row are down to sixth.

In Division Three Taverham D worked the double over Dynamic Rams scoring 7-3 at both meetings. Highlight of the match was the game between young Tom Baldock-Yaxley and the unbeaten Steve Gurton. Tom played well beyond his years to lose narrowly 11-8 in the third game and pushed Steve throughout.

In Division Four Wensum G drew with Newton Flotman B, with Chris Cockburn the leading player for Wensum

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