VIKING A had mixed fortunes in their recent encounters against the two Waverley sides in Mixed Division One.

They followed a narrow 5-4 victory over bottom side Waverley B with a 6-3 defeat to leaders Waverley A.

Viking now sit fourth in the table, but with the relegation trapdoor swinging beneath them as the teams below them have multiple games in hand.

Waverley A are now 12 points clear of Beechdown A at the top, albeit having played two games more.

Beechdown B played first this week and stretched their lead at the top of Mixed Division Two to 15 points with an 8-1 win over a two pair Viking B side.

Mark Bayliss, Sandra Smith, Tiw Williams and Nikki Acton were unbeaten for Beechdown B and only a single from Chris Ball and Alex Nagle prevented the whitewash.

Phoenix A took a big chunk out of Beechdown B's lead, and maintained their 100 per cent record with a comprehensive 9-0 away win over third placed Andover Sports B.

All three Phoenix pairs, Greg Sudell and Alison Rendall, Paul Nightingale and Hannah Bonner and Matt Hawkins and Melissa Wolfe notched hat-tricks and they now sit six points off top spot with a game in hand.

Aldermaston kept themselves in the promotion mix with a 7-2 victory over Phoenix B who remain second from bottom. A treble from Colin Dangerfield and Gemma Kirby, together with doubles from David Ord and Kate Heathcote and from Neil Hince and Julie Ward saw Aldermaston home, Alex Daniels and Liz Firth recorded a brace in a losing cause for Phoenix B.

Andover Ladies moved up to second place in the Ladies 4 League with a hard fought 3-3 draw with Phoenix Ladies who were represented by Alison Rendall, Hannah Bonner, Liz Firth and Pim Bogaerts.

Leaders Challengers maintained their 100 per cent record and now have a lead of 22 points in Open Division Two following a 6-3 victory over third placed Whitchurch.

Only a hat-trick from Whitchurch first pair Kevin Scarpe and Dinesh Tadikonda stood in their way on the night but mention must be made of debutant Daniel Gender-Sherry and his partner Scott Haddon who took the leaders to three sets in each of their rubbers.

Phoenix B moved back into the promotion mix with a 9-0 victory over rivals BH Pegasus C, who were forced to concede two rubbers.

Phoenix B were able to win four three setters out of the seven rubbers played and this saw them home, with a hat-trick from Pranjal Mathur and Graham Simmons anchoring the win.