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In the Premier League week 14 of 18, table toppers Ziggys travelled to Wisbech Wizards and were on the wrong end of a 7-3 result .
For the home team Grant Brightey took a brace of wins against John Blyth and Steve Barrett as did Alan Ashberry and Brett Heppenstall, who also teamed up to take the doubles.
However none of the home team could get near Gary Hewitt who gained all his team’s points. Top Spynn are still hot on their heels at the top with a 7-3 win over Avengers, amazingly not one player went unbeaten but there was some close games.
For the hosts Richard Johnson, Ross Brown and Karl Brown all won two apiece with Richard and Karl also taking the doubles. Keith Phillips won two and Martyn Allen one for Avengers.
Wasps took on bottom team Ambits and had a tidy 9-1 win. Ambits’ win came from a David Whitby win over Steve Goodale. Wasps had maximums for Mike Crowson and Tomasz Simka and Steve picked two.
Pegg Scaffolding entertained Heacham ‘A’ where bizarrely both teams could only field two players making one game void.
Peggs took the win 6-3, Martin Skipper winning both his games and Peter Pegg winning one; the pair also won the doubles. In return Steve Ely beat Pegg.
St James travelled to Heacham and came away with a nice 8-2 win. Owen Turner and Howard Lupton both gained full maximums including the doubles and Alan Jones chipped in with a win over Vaughan Parker. For the home team Aaron Howell and David Woolley both had wins over Jones. A late result from the week before was Heacham ‘A’ 5-5 Wisbech Wizards.
A bit of a rarity in Division One with a couple of whitewashers.
The first one came between Runcton Holme 1sts and their ‘B’ team. The seniors were too strong for the two-man ‘B’ team and had John Mingay, Nick Osborne and Dave Wearing all with maximums.
The second whitewash was Wisbech Hawks against the SpinDoctors, with the hosts extending their lead at the top of the division to six points and still remain unbeaten.
Nick and Graham Pack both gained maximums along with the doubles and Graham Sheppard added a maximum.
Green Fingers beat Swaffham Terriers 6-4 and had Graham Keeley in great form winning all his games. Gordon Penney chipped in with a brace and Andy Castleton beat Keith Richardson for the hosts.
For the Terriers Peter Fysh scored a brace and Peter Nunn one, they also won the doubles together.
Wasps ‘2’ are still in contention for the title with an 8-2 win at Blades, Igors Scekalevs and Paul Reed proved too strong for the home team with maximums although Jack Mason took both players to a fifth end. Terry Rudd chipped in with a win, losing only to Jack Mason and Max Smith.
Pauls Driving School took on Runcton Holme ‘A’ who once again had Danny Vertigan on form with a fine maximum, although Paul Barrett did make him work for it.
Another player coming back into the sport Richard Pegg notched a brace and only losing to Barrett in the fifth end. In reply for PDS Barrett scored a brace of wins and Ash Starling and Trevor Mason both had wins over Mik Pitt to make it a 5-5 draw.