Mix of youth and experience working well for Westfield B

Alex Aston
Alex Aston

Westfield B’s combination of youth and experience continues to impress in Division One of the Wellingborough & District League as they beat Chesterwell B 8-2.

Patryk Polanski, in particular, was in fine form with a brilliant treble, the highlight being an 11-3, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7 win over the combative Graham Ellson.

Ellson picked up two reasonably comfortable wins over Scott Dixon and Will Shepherd, with Craig Dilley losing out to in five to Shepherd.

The young pairing of Shepherd and Polanski battled hard in the doubles to deny the visitors a further point and they beat Ellson and Dilley.

A strong St John A line-up dished out the first 10-0 whitewash of the season to the Old Grammarians A.

With no sets needing a fifth end, the hosts were never troubled and left the hapless visitors to lick their wounds.

Richard Adams saw off Nitin Patel 12-14, 12-10, 11-7, 11-8 in game six to prevent the whitewash for Wanderers B as they went down 9-1 at Westfield A.

The only other game in doubt was when Bob Hickson went down in five to Patel and then again in the doubles with Adams as they were unlucky not to come away with the win when going down to Alex Aston and Patel.

Nicole Bird, normally playing in the Kettering League, cruised to a treble as did Aston.

Results: Westfield B 8 (Will Shepherd 2, Patryk Polanski 3, Scott Dixon 2, doubles Shepherd/Polanski) Chesterwell B 2 (Graham Ellson 2), St John A 10 (Pete Boustred 3, Richard Wills 3, Grant Timms 3, doubles Wills/Timms), Westfield A 9 (Alex Aston 3, Nicole Bird 3, Nitin Patel 2, doubles Aston/Patel) Wanderers B 1 (Richard Adams).

St John B clinched a 6-4 win at Old Grammarians B thanks to a doubles victory as Paul Lipczak and Steve Mansfield came though comfortably in four ends against David Bayes and Chris Smith.

For the visitors Alan Hill, paved the way by gaining a hat-trick with Bayes winning twice for the home side.

Carlton Ellwood notched a fine hat-trick for Westfield E but it wasn’t enough to stop Wanderers C claiming a 6-4 victory.

Tony Wallis and James Findlay each won twice for the home side and this duo took the doubles by the short route against Mark Ramsden and Dave Long.

Westfield C continued their impressive form with an emphatic 9-1 success over Wanderers D. Three matches played and just two points dropped by the young side have set the division alight.

There were hat-tricks for all three players – Richie Bailey, Cameron Elliott and Travis Holly – but Bailey and Elliott dipped out in the doubles in the fifth end against Roger Ellingham and Graham Babbage to give the visitors their solitary point.

Chesterwell A’s points were shared out with Maxine Shears and Stuart Coles both winning twice and a single for Clare Coles, but none of the home side could get the better of Norman Wooster who scored his second treble of the season for Higham Harriers A.

Stuart Coles added the doubles at the last hurdle over Wooster and Bob Collyer to confirm Chesterwell’s 6-4 victory.

Results: Old Grammarians B 4 (Chris Smith, David Bayes 2, Martin Rice) St John B 6 (Steve Mansfield, Alan Hill 3, Paul Lipczak, doubles Lipczak/Mansfield), Wanderers C 6 (Tony Wallis 2, Maurice Jones, James Findlay 2, doubles Wallis/Findlay) Westfield E 4 (Carlton Ellwood 3, Mark Ramsden), Westfield C 9 (Richie Bailey 3, Cameron Elliott 3, Travis Holly 3) Wanderers D 1 (doubles Roger Ellingham/Graham Babbage), Chesterwell C 6 (Clare Coles, Stuart Coles 2, Maxine Shears 2, doubles S Coles/Shears) Higham Harriers A 4 (Norman Wooster 3, Bob Collyer).

WDHA Royals 6 v Westfield F 4

The WDHA Royals top Division Three after claiming their third win in as many matches with a 6-4 verdict over Westfield F.

However, five sets on the night needed deciders as Westfield F put up a good fight.

Kishan Patel was the only unbeaten player with good support from Shivan Mistry, who won twice but had to play 14 ends out of 15 to gain the victories.

Joel Storr, for Westfield, who last week scored a hat-trick, had to settle for two wins. He beat Mistry (11-9) in the fifth and Shyam Bavalia in four but lost out to Patel in a close five-end match.

Piotr Polanski gained his first singles point of the campaign against Bavalia and also had a hand in the doubles victory.

Higham Harriers B moved into second place after a convincing 7-3 victory over Chesterwell D.

Martyn Reeves achieved a hat-trick by the quickest route with Bob Collyer and Anthony Stevens claiming two wins apiece as both slipped up against Chesterwell’s Bryan Farrar.

Farrar then teamed up with Henryk Schmied to take the doubles (11-7) in the fifth end.

Turning out with only two players, Wanderers F made it easier for Higham Band B to edge to a 6-4 victory.

Brian Pearce, with three wins, needed a fifth end to gain victory over Deirdre Kiziak. Heather Sawyer had two five-end matches but came away with only one victory, losing out to Chris Kiziak. The Kiziaks then paired up to take the all-important doubles and the match in three ends.

Results: Higham Harriers B 7 (Bob Collyer 2, Anthony Stevens 2, Martyn Reeves 3) Chesterwell D 3 (Bryan Farrar 2, doubles Farrar/Schmied), Higham Band B 6 (Deirdre Kiziak, Chris Kiziak, doubles Kiziak/Kiziak +3 points by default) Wanderers F 4 (Brian Pearce 3, Heather Sawyer), WDHA Royals 6 (Shivam Mistry 2, Shyam Bavalia, Kishan Patel 3) Westfield F 4 (Joel Storr 2, Piotr Polanski, doubles Storr/Polanski).