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September 23rd

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Champions Burymead B have started their campaign with an emphatic success against College Hill A. The newcomers to the division suffered a whitewash with Matt Pernet, Richard Tanner and Chris Bush inflicting the suffering. Burymead A also started well, in their case an 8-2 win over Challoner A. Phil Snelson and Gordon Holmes were both unbeaten. Broadmoor also notched up a creditable win – 7-3 against Merrow B. Clive Banham was a hattrick hero for Broadmoor with Mark Handcock chipping in with a brace, this being matched by Graham Faulkner for the opposition. Merrow A will also be pleased with their 7-3 win over Challoner B. Chris Hazlehurst won his trio of matches with Martin Townshend supplying a duo as did Graham Watts for the promoted team. Godalming B beat Merrow D 6-4 with the unbeaten player being Merrow’s Jason Tendler. Keith Falconer and Sarah Horsnell each won twice.
In the First Division the two relegated teams demonstrated their intent for the season with emphatic wins. Burymead C whitewashed Cody A with newcomer Clive Green, Ian Farley and Joel Clancy providing the points. Aftermath A got the better of two-man Godalming D 9-1. Steve Pearce and Albert Cheung were unbeaten for Aftermath. Woking LTC A has started with a 7-3 success over Merrow E. In a match where all participants had some success John Koenigsberger picked up the full house and Kevin Bown won twice. Godalming C also won 7-3, their win being against Aftermath B. Alan Hoyle was unbeaten for Godalming with Feifei Pei and Tony Harrild each securing braces. Ash A were also 7-3 victors. Terry Osborne and John Taylor picking up all the points for Ash. The remaining match, Bramley B against College Hill B was drawn, Adrian Sharp recorded a full house for  College Hill whilst Geoff Nevitt tasted success twice for Bramley.
After missing out on promotion last season Aftermath C could well be a good bet for the Second Division. They started this campaign with an 8-2 win over Godalming E. Martin Strutt was unbeaten with James Sellen & Dave Wilson supporting him with doubles. New team Ash B look to be very powerful and they started with a resounding 9-1 success over Challoner C. Alan Gess and Martin Gilbey with, fit again, Ian Saxby winning twice. Allianz should have a slightly easier season with new signing Manoz Shah winning twice in the 7-3 defeat of Merrow F. The ever-reliable Clayton Green was unbeaten. Alan Wan picked up two for Merrow. Burymead D managed a 6-4 win over newly promoted College Hill C. Jack Harrington picked up a maximum with Brian Smithers winning twice for College Hill. Aftermath D and Bramley D shared the points with Dave Harden the unbeaten player on show. Richard Tapp notched up the other two Aftermath points. Steve Cheeseman managed a pair for Bramley.
Ash C started the season well in the Third Division with an 8-2 success at College Hill C. Les Knight won thrice with Margaret Thornton and Dave Bentall both just losing out to Harshal Galgale. Ash D completed a full house of wins for the club by edging past Godalming G 6-4. Jackie Rice was the heroine for Ash with a maximum whilst Hugh McKee picked up a brace for Godalming. Aftermath E shared the points with Godalming F. John Setterfield proved to be unbeatable for Aftermath with Danny McGranachan and McKee winning twice for Godalming. Abinger and Cranleigh A also shared the points with Keith Sutton and Brendan Bayley for Abinger and Mark Lockyer and Angela Coventry for Cranleigh all winning twice.