September 22nd, 2016

Fine week for White Hart

WHITE Hart achieved seven victories from the nine matches played in what was an excellent week for the Redditch club.

One of the many high points was a fine 210-175 home win over Raven in Warwickshire and Worcestershire Premier League Division Five which puts them three points clear of the relegation zone.

Individual winners were Matt Higgins 21-1, Stuart Rice 21-7, Ken Brown 21-8, Ian Humphreys 21-13, Dave Kings 21-13 and Mick Perrins 21-7.

In the Heart of England Friday Over 60s League White Hart B took a step nearer to promotion from Division Three after a nail-biting 102-100 win at Woodlands Park, which looked unlikely after their first four players met with defeat.

Two fine wins from Tom Hawkes 21-4 and Rob Faulks 21-12 then turned the match around in the visitors’ favour.

The A team also gained a narrow 111-102 home win over Ye Olde Knowle A in Division One with winning cards from Mike Estell 21-5, Norman Batchelor 21-14 and Graham Arnott 21-20.

Tuesday was another good day for White Hart with a double win over Harborne team The Green Man in the South & West Birmingham Over 60s League.

The A team had three away winners (Graham Arnott and Mike Estell both 21-12 and Ray Richards 21-18) in a 112-105 victory in Division One, while the B team made promotion from Division Four a virtual certainty after a very easy 121-52 win, having four winners (Anne Batchelor 21-12, Tom Hawkes 21-4, Brian Chatterley 21-6 and Sheila Humphreys 21-9, plus a walkover).

In the Sunday Northfield & District League White Hart A were impressive home winners over Woodbourne Sports A as they had a full house of winning cards (Tim Hollingshead 21-3, Tony Sugden 21-9, Ray Richards 21-13, Matt Higgins 21-18, Ian Humphreys 21-19, Paul Matthews 21-16 Mike Estell 21-17 and captain Mick Perrins 21-17).

White Hart also gained a hard fought 134-130 home win over West Midlands Travel in Wednesday Yardley Wood & District Superleague Division Three.

They had winning cards from Kirk Wright and Neil Laxton (both 21-12), Tim Hollingshead 21-15 and captain Gill Croft 21-7.

Thursday proved to be the only bad day for the Redditch club as both teams met with defeat in the Heart of England League.

The A team were narrowly beaten 152-141 at Moseley CC A in Division Two, despite having four winners (Paul Matthews 21-14, Ray Richards 21-19, Mick Perrins 21-19 and Stephen Turner 21-16), while the B team lost 141-130 at home to Henley A as their four winning cards came from Tony Sugden 21-10, Anne Batchelor 21-18, Dave Kings 21-13 and captain Norman Batchelor 21-16.