Superstar Steve on Top Form for Denbigh

Steve Aylott was player of the match for Denbigh A when they entertained Flint Phoenix B in their Division 1 fixture and along with partner Beverly Dolman at second mixed, had little trouble in dispatching Chris Jones and Nicola White 21/13, 21/9.

Playing a man short, Llangollen were always going to struggle in their away match against a strong and experienced Llanferres A team; and so it was, with Llanferres A coming out 8-0 winners. Llangollen’s first pairing of Nik Evans and Jane Jones came closest to claiming a win when they pushed Jane and Tom Givelin all the way before going down over three hard fought games, by 21/16, 19/21, 17/21.

The basement battle in Division 2 went to a close 5-3 in favour of home team Connah’s Quay over a determined Holywell A side. Second men’s was the match of the evening which saw the Quay’s Kris Patterson and Mark White playing superbly to outlast the experienced Holywell pairing of Dave Davies and John Speed to win by 21/15, 19/21, 21/15.

In Division 3, Llanferres C’s push for promotion was enhanced with their 5-3 away win at Flint Phoenix C. With five events going to the best of three games this was indeed a tight match with just 11 points separating the teams at its conclusion. First mixed proved to be the event of the evening when Howard Robinson and Hazel Hyslop gave a vintage display of mixed doubles tactics to edge out Dave stretch and Catrin James over three pulsating games – winning by 21/14, 22/24, 21//17.

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