HANNINGTON C edged out promotion rivals Aldworth B 6-4 in their top of the table clash in the Basingstoke and District Division One, writes PAUL MYERS.

Steve Rollason, Peter Henderson and Barry Carter all bagged braces for Hannington with Andy Prince doing the same for Aldworth.

Mark Every said: “As you would expect from the two teams at the top of the table, a close fought match with a couple of results that could have easily swung the other way, saw the last two remaining 100 per cent records broken. Special credit needs to go to Peter Henderson who came back from two sets down and 9-9 in the third set to eventually win 3-2. Perhaps the shock of the night was that the previously unbeaten Bobby Zhou lost all three of his singles. Some great rallies and an evening played in a great atmosphere”.

KG B removed themselves from the cold list with their first win of the season.

It was a convincing 7-3 win against fellow strugglers Oakley A, in which KG’s Dave Kimberley stood out with a maximum. Sarah Whithorn won a couple for Oakley.

Queens D whitewashed clubmates Queens G thanks to Eric Wong, Martin Gilbey and Peter Martin’s full houses.

Division Two saw big wins for OMI and Oakley B. OMI beat bottom team Aldworth D 9-1, thanks to trebles from unbeaten Steve Redstall and Avril Waters. Phil McDonagh prevented the whitewash with a win over Steve Blunden who bagged a duo on the night.

Oakley B won 8-2 against Queens H with Ron Draper claiming man of the match honours with an easy maximum. Darren Rounce and Allan Bromsgrove both won two each for Oakley but were bested by Queens George Freeman.

In the Premier Division, title favourites Hannington A continue to impress. On a seven game winning streak they beat Hannington B 8-2 in their local derby.

Malcolm Cummins and Richard Fettes were the top dogs, both unbeaten on the evening. Queens A got back to winning ways beating KG A 8-2 thanks to Tony Palackzy and Callum Coombs chalking up full houses.

Saints Phil Snelson and Julie Lawrence both bagged maximums in their 8-2 win over Queens B.

Lawrence’s were very much hard fought, with two matches going the full distance, one of them a 12-10 win in the fifth set against Fallon Thompson.

Finally Aldworth A inflicted a whitewash on a two man St Peters B with Antony Baker, Jamie Cole and Phil Davenport grabbing the points.