Cambridge & District League (April 2)

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Paul Stimpson

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Mirek’s maximum maintains Stukeley challenge

Impington maintained second place in Division One with an 8-2 victory against Great Stukeley, with a maximum from Mirek Pazdzior and two wins each for Reno Phyo and Dave Rowell, whilst Alex Facey recorded two wins for Stukeley.

An impressive maximum from Li Wu Wei enabled Impington to do their first team a favour when they held third-placed St Ives to a 5-5 draw.

St Ives II defeated struggling St Neots II 7-3 thanks to three wins by Paul Hillier and two from Reuan Williams, whilst Soham II remain in the relegation zone following a 9-1 defeat to Impington.

Impington IV consolidated third place in Division Two with an emphatic 9-1 victory against Cambridge II with maximums from Tony Martin and Hugo Brown.

St Ives III had an easy 10-0 victory against Elsworth II, who were without Owen Davies, whilst leaders Haverhill also whitewashed relegated St Neots III 10-0.

NCI II gained some useful points in their fight to avoid relegation, although they lost 6-4 to Cambridge with Terry Lane’s maximum proving decisive for Cambridge.

Peter Moffatt and Mick Runswick both played well to record three wins each and David Oates got two as they beat Stapleford 8-2 to enhance their chances of avoiding relegation.

In Division Three promoted NCI III made easy work of Elsworth III, winning 9-1, and a maximum from Joe Thorogood saw St Ives IV home 7-3 against Cambridge III.

A maximum from Jagrag Sangha for relegated Sawston enabled them to hold Impington VI to a 5-5 draw, with Tim Leek and John Bray winning two each for the Imps.

Hexcel’s chances of avoiding the drop took a dent as they were beaten 8-2 by St Georges III, who had Margaret Chambers on form with three wins and two each for sister Anne and Juan Rodriguez.

Ian Boggie continued his good season with another maximum as Soham III beat St Ives VI 7-3.

Division Four continues to be very competitive with four teams fighting it out for the two promotion places. In a top-of-the-table clash, Cambridge IV in second place beat Parkside 6-4 to remain four points in front of their opponents. Tom Lodziak and Yordan Zaykov won two games each for Cambridge but neither could handle Sam Chesterman, who recorded a maximum for Parkside.

Great Stukeley III easily accounted for NCI IV 9-1 to remain in top spot and look favourites to win the division.

Bob Pettit (April 2, 2014)

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