Rugby duo enjoying contrasting fortunes

Earl Sweeney claimed a treble in Rugby B's victory over St George's A. MHLC-10-03-12 Sibley tournament
Earl Sweeney claimed a treble in Rugby B's victory over St George's A. MHLC-10-03-12 Sibley tournament

Rugby A have opened up a ten-point gap at the top of Leamington & District League Division One after an eight-point return from their trip to Potters Green.

Matthew Outhwaite recorded a hat-trick and the doubles with James Ward, while Ward and Jesse Kendrick-Hill won two apiece.

Rugby B share bottom spot but mustered four valuable points in defeat to St George’s A. Ryan Lines, Danny and Sam Ricks all won once and Lines and Sam Ricks combined to claim the doubles. However, triples for Damon Fenton and Earl Sweeney made the match safe for the Spa team.

Free Church A moved up to fourth with a 6-4 success over County Council A. Tom Brocklehurst, Luke Hobbins and Chris Mulligan all took braces but could not get the better of Pat McCabe who took his three and the doubles with Phil Paine.

Colebridge A trounced Rugby B 10-0 with Ian Ferguson, Alan Hewitt and Kate Hughes showing no mercy and then went on to thrash their B team 9-1 with Michael Browne and Ferguson picking up triples and Hughes a double.

Free Church B and Enigmas share top spot in Division Two after 8-2 victories.

Free Church C were Enigmas’ victims, with Malcolm Macfarlane and Dong Wei unbeaten, while Hugh Matthews claimed a hat-trick as Free Church B overcame Nomads A.

A treble from Pete Titmas helped secure a draw for Eathorpe A against St George’s D, who responded with doubles from Brian Aston and Kevin Finn plus a single from Will Fletcher.

Free Church C did their battle against relegation the power of good when they beat Phoenix 7-3, Solomon Hayes’ three plus doubles from Cherry Matthews and Anthony Smith ensuring the win.

The top match in Division Three saw leaders Snitterfield A beat nearest-challengers Free Church E 8-2 courtesy of Tim Fell (3), Stuart Ayres (2), Rob Poole (2) and the doubles.

Third-placed County Council C overcame struggling Free Church F 7-3 with Tony Ford and Cliff Jackson unbeaten and then went on to draw with Flavels for whom Trevor Bradley posted an outstanding maximum.

Free Church G have elevated themselves to the top half of the table following a draw with Whitnash B. Sam Weaving and Sam Wiggins both won two with skipper Dudley Turner adding the vital fifth point. A Len Coonan treble was the mainstay of Whitnash’s reply.

The progress of the two young sides at the foot of Division Four looks encouraging despite recent defeats.

Emma Kilpatrick’s treble could not prevent Rugby E going down 6-4 to Ashorne A for whom Steve Bolton and Roger Kelley recorded doubles.

Free Church K went down by the same margin to Eathorpe B despite Olivia Fletcher taking two excellent scalps. Paul Deavall starred for the villagers with three wins.

FISCC have made a flying start to the spring campaign in Division A, overwhelming Eathorpe C 5-0, Brian Marston and George Mudie in unstoppable form.

Champions Free Church L edged out Snitterfield C 3-2 with Keith Knott and Tony Williams bagging a point apiece and the doubles and Henry Lu maintaining his 100 per cent record, which stretches back to September, in reply.

Relegated Free Church M made a determined start to life in Division B, seeing off Ashorne B 4-1, Ben King and Charlie Snelson only conceding the doubles.

St George’s F lead Division C after claiming a 4-1 win over Free Church Q. A double from Alex Wright and a single from Kevin Rose plus the doubles amassed them their points with debutant Joe Mills staving off the whitewash.

Promoted Free Church T nailed their first win when last-minute reserve Alice Todd claimed her two singles. Leyna Stanton nudged Church to the win.

The league’s youngest player, nine-year-old Milly Green, marked her debut with a win as Free Church U beat Free Church V 3-2 in Division D. Hugh Doody won his two to steer his team-mate to victory.

Eathorpe G look the team to beat and made it two wins from two as they edged out Free Church S 3-2.