Division 2: The latest team to suffer at the hands of leaders Hullbridge E were Rawreth E. Like many teams before them, Rawreth had no answer to their visitors superior fire power and succumbed 9 – 0. Young star Adam Jackman was again player of the match winning all his games. However, team mates Daniel Zeffie and Reece Harris-Griffiths were also in contention for the accolade, only maths separating Adam from the other two.
Second place Hockley C will feel a bit aggrieved that, for their away fixture at Runnymede, the home side gave rare starts to Tony Coeshall and Tony Millward, both vastly experienced players. Tony Coeshall promptly won all his games, whilst Tony Millward won two. He was just unable to get the better of Hockley’s Stuart Adshead, losing a very close match 11 – 9 in the fifth. Stuart ended up with two wins, whilst there was one win each for the home side’s Tina Hutchinson, and Hockley’s Josh Copeland in a close fought 6 – 3 home win.
Canvey B missed an opportunity to close in on Hockley when they travelled to RESSC. The home side have put some good results together lately and are proving difficult to beat at their Rawreth venue. A hat trick from Bob Skews, with two for Stan Dyson and one win for Dave Newton gave RESSC a fine 6 – 3 victory. Canvey’s Tony Westwell, Talbot Wiseman and Des Duffield each recorded a single win.
Despite the gifted youngster Harry Keys again returning three wins out of three, his Canvey C side lost their fourth game in succession, 6 – 3 to visitors Castle Point C. Two victories apiece by Mark Sayce, Sean McNabb and David Jacob did the damage.
An excellent hat trick for Sam Thompson wasn’t enough to clinch the match for Rawreth D when they visited Wakering. The home side’s Stewart Mills, Cliff Noakes and Nigel Cook each won two in a straight forward 6 – 3 home win. Their first win in four games.
Jay Shivapujimath was Basildon Hospital’s player of the match in their 8 – 1 victory over bottom of the table Castle Point D. He was assisted by three from Clive Beauchamp and two from Mike Smith. Castle Point’s Colin Smith salvaged some pride for the home side with his single win.