ST PETERS A have had a great few weeks in the Premier Division whitewashing the previously unbeaten Queens A 10-0, writes PAUL MYERS.

Queens A can count themselves a little unlucky with four games being lost in deuce in the 5th sets, nail biting stuff.

Not happy with that St Peters A then inflicted the same damage to their B side, to see them go to the top of the league.

Sean Pickin and James Wright (6/6), Peter Matthews and Ian Cole (3/3) were all unbeaten.

Hannington B notched a couple of 6-4 wins against Queens B and KG A to see them move into mid-division.

Hannington have introduced a useful newcomer to the league in the name of Peter Cowburn and it will be interesting to see how he fares against the established elite of the Premier.

Cowburn was untroubled and unbeaten in both matches with the wily Andy Whitcher chipping in with four out of six.

Queens B edged out Queens C 6-4 in their local derby. Ian Parkyn was in superb treble form for the B side without dropping a set on the evening. He was backed up with two wins from Mark Cornforth, in reply David Joyce won a brace for the C’s.

Hannington A the only team to be unbeaten so far this season and strong favourites for the Premier Crown thrashed Queens C 10-0 with the consistent Richard Fettes, Malcolm Cummins and Sam Ricks doing the honours. Saints have notched a couple of recent wins, beating Aldworth A 6-4 and KG A 7-3 to move into fourth position.

The game everyone had been waiting for was the match between Saints star Phil Snelson and the highly ranked newcomer for Aldworth Mircea Neagu both unbeaten this season.

All started well for Neagu winning 11-9,11-7 and he looked poised for an easy win.

However, this was not to be as Snelson fought back admirably, winning the next three sets 11-7,11-9 and 11-9 to remain undefeated.

In Division Two, AWE bounced back from their first loss of the season by beating Queens I 8-2.

John Jenkin and John McLarty both bagged trebles to take their AWE side to the top of the Division.

Unbeaten OMI without Steve Redstall lost their top spot and unbeaten record to Queens I losing 6-4.

Bill Bavister and the so far undefeated Lorainne Mortimer did the honours with splendid hat-tricks.

Queens H beat their J side 8-2 to notch their first win of the season.

George Freeman was the man of the match winning all three and he was ably assisted by Ron Powell and Tom Speed who both bagged duos. Oakley B edged out Queens K 6-4 thanks to Ron Drapers gallant full house, in reply Paul Gilbey and Ron Powell both won two each.

Finally in Division One, Hannington C and Aldworth B continue to dominate with 10-0 and 9-1 wins respectively.

Hannington’s 10-0 win came against a disappointing two man Aldworth C side with Henderson, Pettengell and Rollason doing the damage. Aldworth B won 9-1 with Bobby Zhou and Andy Prince both in maximum form, but Tommy Wan pushed them both very close only losing out 11-9 in the fifth set in both games.

Wan was the Man however to help Queens F avoid the whitewash easily beating Farhan Sharzad (two wins). St Peters C gave KG B a 9-1 thumping with Zhaoming Lu and Keith Russell both in treble form.

KG’s Dave Kimberley saved his teams blushes with a courageous single again Mark Armstrong (two wins).

KG are the only team in the division without a win this season and if Kimberley does not start getting some support very soon from his teammates, relegation could be a real possibility for this side.

Queens D beat clubmates Queens E 7-3 with Martin Gilbey claiming a hard-fought hat-trick.

In reply Sue Purton bagged a double for E side with Peter Martin said: " There were very close matches all through the evening, the D team were fortunate to come away with a victory."