BROADHEATH Belters began 2014 in style with 10-0 and 7-3 Paperstation Malvern League Division One wins over Crackpots ‘E’ and Manor Park Pumas respectively.
Brett Brining and Ben Bennett recorded two maximums alongside one for John Stalker.
Geoff Woodward, Jon Dyke and Dave Hallam managed wins against Stalker for Pumas.
Ledbury Collection maintained their title challenge with a 9-1 victory against Manor Park Express with trebles for Harry Jutle and Nigel Foreshew along with two for Trevor Davies. Pete Griffiths replied for Express.
Ramblers enjoyed a narrow 6-4 victory over Pterodactyls despite a superb maximum from Wayne Chopping without dropping a set.
However, Chris Hewitt and Alan Salisbury bagged two matches each and Graham Thompson one.
Hewitt and Thompson also won the crucial doubles against Chopping and Graham Collier, while Ian Bell claimed Pterodactyls’ other match.
Manor Park Rangers were in fine form in Division Two against Poolbrook Wanderers, triumphing 8-2 with three wins from Matt Lang and two each by Richard Cullis and Nick Haggar.
Dave Bradley and Stan Mason replied for Wanderers by beating Cullis and Haggar respectively.
Wanderers lost 8-2 again to Upton Floods thanks to maximums from Roger Davies and Pete Nash, who also teamed up to take the doubles against Charlie Burford and Bradley.
Charlie Burford and Bradley replied for Wanderers with singles wins against Peter Quy.
Wanderers were also beaten 8-2 by Poolbrook Dynamos as John Phillips won three and Tom James and Geoff Burford two each.
Charlie Burford replied with two wins.
Dynamos also drew 5-5 with YMCA Vulcans through two successes each for Phillips and Geoff Burford and one for James.
Vulcans salvaged a draw with a maximum from Richard Bennett and a league debut victory for Ray Griffiths.
Griffiths and Richard Bennett also won the crucial doubles against James and Geoff Burford.
Crackpots ‘D’ went top of Division Three with a 10-0 whitewash of Abbeydowne with maximums from Frank Lane, James Palmer and Bob Rhodes. However, Abbeydowne recovered with an 8-2 victory over Abbey College through three wins by Chris Burrows and Niels Eriksson and a single from Mike Angel.
Zlatin Genchev and Azraq Wasel replied with triumphs for Abbey College, who then triumphed 6-4 against Tekkers.
Two wins from Genchev and Ereyitomi Dede and one from Djumaev Akhmed fired the students.
In reply, Ben Meredith took his three sets for Tekkers alongside a single from James Meredith.