WSSL Week Two: Saving Lives, Saving Fives

26/05/22: Week Two of the Westway Summer Superleague played out this week and the action is beginning to hot up!

This year's competition features six teams - Aston House Thoroughbreds, Aston House Stampede, Newbury HA1, Westway Warriors, Emanuel Wanderers and Highgate - battle it out in a round robin format to decide the placings for the play-offs in a few weeks time.

Week Two featured the Aston House derby, with Riki Houlden dashing from the operating theatre to the Fives courts to fill in for a late Aston House Stampede injury (Saving Lives, Saving Fives...). Riki's presence proved crucial as he scored a maximum 45 points in a scintillating 3-3 draw, including an epic 15-14 win with Nathan Turnbull against Alex Abrahams & Noah Caplin for the Thoroughbreds in the blue riband match.

There was a second exciting 3-3 draw on Wednesday between the Westway Warriors and Newbury HA1, with two 15-14 thrillers in the final round of matches between two well-matched teams topping off the evening in fine style. Highgate were the week's other winners, moving a point clear at the top of the table and recordng the week's only maximum points win against the Emanuel Wanderers, who remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

The Aston House duo of Riki Houlden (Stampede) and Karen Hird (Thoroughbreds) and Highgate skipper Emily Scoones are the only three players to score a maximum 90 points in the first two weeks in the MVP race, while Riki is also leading the way in the Golden Gloves competition, with five winners hit into the hole so far, one ahead of Westway's Adam Field.

 

League Table

  P

W

D

L

Points

Highgate

2

2

0

0

10

Aston House Stampede

2

1

1

0

9

Aston House Thoroughbreds

2

1

1

0

9

Newbury HA1

2

0

1

1

3

Westway Warriors

2

0

1

1

3

Emanuel Wanderers

2

0

0

2

0

 

Results

Week Two

Highgate (O.Hallam, R.Morgan, J.Ledigo, E.Scoones) beat Emanuel Wanderers (J.Hammond, S.Kelly, M.Till, A.Lewthwaite) 6-0

Aston House Stampede (R.Houlden, N.Turnbull, N.Shaw, M.Chinery) drew with Aston House Thoroughbreds (N.Caplin, A.Abrahams, S.Shah, K.Hird) 3-3

Westway Warriors (A.Field, P.Wilkinson, M.Gwynne, D.McCahon) drew with Newbury HA1 (W.Seath, W.Thomas, P.Holland, O.Avery) 3-3

Week One

Aston House Stampede (R.Houlden, T.McCahon, M.Chinery, B.Merrett) beat Emanuel Wanderers (J.Reynolds, J.Hammond, T.Bush, R.Swallow) 6-0

Highgate (Ab.Bhattacharya, J.Ledigo, E.Scoones, D.Lioubimov) beat Westway Warriors (F.Lebon, A.Field, P.Griffiths, D.Thackeray) 4-2

Aston House Thoroughbreds (N.Caplin, K.Hird, S.Thatcher, N.Choustikov) beat Newbury HA1 (M.de Souza Girao, R.Tyler, J.Hopkins, O.Avery) 6-0

 

MVP Race Leaders

Riki Houlden 90

Karen Hird 90

Emily Scoones 90

Matt Chinery 81

Jack Ledigo 81

Adam Field 80

Noah Caplin 75

Olli Avery 58

Nick Choustikov 45

Oli Hallam 45

Tom McCahon 45

Ben Merrett 45

Ralph Morgan 45

Stephen Thatcher 45

Abhishek Bhattacharya 42

David McCahon 40

Will Thomas 40

 

Golden Gloves (Shots in the Hole)

Riki Houlden 5

Adam Field 3

Noah Caplin 2

Sahil Shah 2

Alex Abrahams 1

Matt Chinery 1

Oli Hallam 1

Karen Hird 1

Tom McCahon 1

Will Seath 1

Nick Shaw 1

Stephen Thatcher 1

Will Thomas 1

Mike Till 1

Phil Wilkinson 1