Free Church thrashing pushes Rugby A closer to the summit

Ryan Lines picked up a brace of wins as Rugby A thrashed Free Church B 9-1 in Division One.
Ryan Lines picked up a brace of wins as Rugby A thrashed Free Church B 9-1 in Division One.

Second-placed Rugby A closed the gap on Leamington & District League leaders Colebridge A after thumping Free Church B 9-1.

Matt Outhwaite and James Ward grabbed trebles and Ryan Lines added two plus the doubles with Ward.

Sam Weaving’s win for Free Church staved off the whitewash.

Likewise, third-placed Free Church A romped home 9-1 against Colebridge B who are now 14 points off safety.

Tom Brocklehurst and Lee Dorning recorded hat-tricks with Chris Mulligan falling only to Vikas Bakshi.

Enigmas and St George’s A both fielded just two players in their encounter, George’s winning 7-2 with Damon Fenton and Matt Jordan unbeaten and taking the doubles.

Wellesbourne put daylight between themselves and Rugby B with a 7-3 victory, Pete Dunnett, John Price and Gary Stewart all winning two and Dunnett/Stewart taking the doubles. Ryan Stockham won his three for the visitors.

Nomads A are looking favourites for the Division Two title after routing St George’s C, Ian Beasley, Paul Rowan and Tony Thomas doing the damage.

Eathorpe A enjoyed a 7-3 success over Snitterfield A thanks to Pete Titmas’ treble, a brace from Chris Atkins and a single from Stephanie Hawkins, with Atkins and Titmas securing the doubles. Stuart Ayres, Andrew Coupe and Tim Fell all won one in response.

Richard Jardim’s triple ensured Phoenix edged out Free Church D 6-4. Callum Martin added two and Roy Joiner one.

The biggest shock of the week came in Division Three where leaders St George’s D were whipped 8-2 by Free Church E.

Phil Blowey won three and took the doubles alongside Livvy Fletcher who won two along with Tom Harris.

Richard Grover took two in reply to at least ensure St George’s maintained their eight-point cushion at the top.

Flavels A had a resounding win over Rugby D, Mick Bennett and Trevor Bradley maximum men and Roger Potts snaffling two and the doubles with Bradley. Dave Cox gained Rugby’s point.

Nomads B gained a welcome 8-2 success over Free Church F for whom Tom Meldrum won twice. Dave Harding’s treble and two apiece from Les Hoggins and Richard Miles plus a Harding/Hoggins doubles win saw Nomads home.

Eathorpe B took three points from high-flying WCC C when Jon Ablett and Charlie Wragg won a single each and combined for the doubles. However, threesomes from Doug Lowe and Ian Stevens plus a single from Mark Bridgeman ensured a County Council victory.

In Division Four, Eathorpe D proved too strong for WCC E, winning 9-1 with Carl Morgan putting up the only resistance. Will Apted and Callum Pickering were unbeaten and James Keay won two.

Free Church I also won 9-1 against Ashorne A, maximum man Ricardo Bolanos taking his winning streak to 12. Dan Shaw (3) and Joe Mills (2) provided excellent support.