It was a case of win some, lose some for the Weald’s lower teams as the 3rds lost their local derby with Burgess Hill 3-2 but the 4ths beat East Grinstead 3rds by the same margin.
Steve Chinn drove out a 3-1 win for the 3rds and Conrad Thompson produced some steady squash to win in three.
But Bob Brimfield’s opponent finally realised tactics were better than power to win 3-1, while Dave Jump and Ben Nelson went down in three.
The 4ths fared better, with Trevor Morgan recovering from losing the opening game to win the next three, while Sarah Naish produced some desperate retrieving as she saved a game point to win in three.
James Holloway provided the other crucial win as he worked hard to cover the court in a 3-1 success.
Clive Turner twice clawed himself level with his deceptive cross court drops before losing the decider, while Bill Baxter was out-run and out-hit by an energetic opponent as he went down in three, despite going close in two.