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October 21st

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Even at this early stage of the season it appears as if the Second Division promotion battle may be the most intense throughout the league. Two of the early pace-setters, Woking LTC B and Ash B, fought out a narrow 6-4 success for Ash. Woking, however, provided the star performer in the shape of John Koenigsberger who was unbeaten. Alan Gess won a pair for Ash. Close on the heels of the top two is Allianz who recorded their third win, 9-1, over Aftermath D. Clayton Green and Manoj Shah picked up trios whilst Steve Simnett only lost out to Gary Adkins. After a very tentative start to the season Bramley C are now at full speed. An 8-2 success against Aftermath C saw them sprinting up the table. Bill Willson won all his matches for Bramley with Joe Melchionno and Linda Makepeace each getting braces. Merrow F beat Godalming E 6-4 with Simon Dickinson winning thrice and Paul Farrant twice. Julien Rousseau won a pair for Godalming.
In the Third Division two of the promotion contenders, Cranleigh A and Aftermath E, battled out a 6-4 win for Cranleigh. Angela Coventry won all her games whilst husband Peter bagged a brace as did Jim Roberts for Aftermath. Godalming F look very strong and a whitewash of College Hill E demonstrated their intent. Danny McGranaghan, Gordon Grover and Fred Florance inflicted the damage on College Hill. Keeping pace with them, though, were Ash D who also managed a whitewash, this against Merrow G. Jackie Rice, David Mackinnon and Sheila Pretty were the Ash players.
In the Fourth Division Emmanuel inflicted the first defeat of the season on Cranleigh B, 7-3. Clive Mattin was unbeaten with John Marrow picking up a duo as did Chris Ray for Cranleigh. Cody B put down their marker with a whitewash of Burymead E. Mick Strode, Norrie Short and Ken Thompson were the victorious trio. Godalming H squeezed through 6-4 against a two-man Godalming L outfit. Alan Lewell was unbeaten for the L team. Two other Godalming sides, the M and K teams, shared the points between them. Unfortunately the K team only had two players but Paul Thomas and Greg Rowe each won twice.
In the Premier Division Merrow B picked up a much needed success, against College Hill A, 7-3. Gary Bonner and Graham Faulkner were unbeaten for Merrow. Challoner A got the better of Merrow C by the same scoreline. Graham Watts was unbeaten for Challoner with Rob Lemon winning twice as did Andy Mudie for Merrow. Another 7-3 win was secured by Burymead A at Godalming B. Phil Snelson won a trio whilst Gordon Holmes notched up two wins. Alex Forshaw won twice for Godalming. Meanwhile Burymead B sail serenely away at the top of the table. Their latest win being 9-1 at Challoner B. Richard Tanner and Chris Bush notching trios whilst Joel Clancy only lost out to Steve Collins.
In the First Division College Hill B broke their winning duck with an emphatic 8-2 defeat of Aftermath A. Martin Sharp was unbeaten for College Hill with Adrian Sharp and Paul Creamer bagging pairs neither getting the better of Albert Cheung. Aftermath B also won for the first time, also 8-2, this being against Cody A. James Sellen was a hattrick hero with Gordon Aplin and Bill Matlock winning twice but neither able to succeed against Paul Shakespeare.