Hird proves too hot for stalwart Frost

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St Ives 3

Desperatum 7

Desperatum’s Nigel Hird got the better of David Frost in an energy-sapping five-setter.

Frost missed his opportunity in the fourth set by losing it 11-13.

The fifth set was always going to favour the younger man and Hird took it in convincing style 11-3.

This capped a great night for Hird as he already won two previous rubbers and secured the doubles with partner Tony Brown.

The latter won twice and there was a shock five-set win for Barrie Milner over ex-civil service champion Russell Ives.

St Ives’ reply came from a Frost brace and a single from Nigel Ives.

Royal Mail 5

Trinity 5

Bottom-of-the-table Royal Mail landed a welcome three points in a close duel with Trinity.

As usual it was a first class performance from Stuart Robinson.

He got off to the perfect start by defeating Trinity number one Richard Copsey in straight sets and then comfortably took his remaining two rubbers.

Team-mates Steve King and Adam Jeffery both won singles.

Jeffery was very unlucky in his rubber with Ross Tyson, losing the final set 11-13.

Trinity made sure of a share of the points thanks to Copsey and Tyson winning the doubles together and scoring two rubbers each.

Rogues N Joshers 4

Levianthans 6

Levianthans bid a sad farewell to their number one Peter Haynes who was playing in his last match before leaving the area.

He did not let them down as he was instrumental in their triumph by winning all his singles.

A brace from Adnan Fazel and a single from Aday Tandan were enough to seal a valuable four points for Levianthans.

Rogues netted a doubles to go with a brace from the consistent Lester Smith and a single from Dave Archer.