In a repeat of the opening Division 1 fixture of two seasons ago, the Sanders beat the Originals 36-21 thanks to a big score on mat two. The scores were:
Bob Breese, Jocelyn Schirn, Ken Luscombe, Charlie Dunton beat Steve Girling, Michael Fawkus, Matt Hammett, Ivy Yeabsley 13-12; Eric Fitch, Evelyn Grant, Graham Collyer, Brian Luscombe lost to Tim Lewis, Laura Girling, Antony Hammett, Robert Luscombe 8-24,
Sanders picked up four more points in their second match when they beat visitors Milk Churns 29-20. Robert's four continued their good form with a 22-5 victory, while Steve, Michael, Nick Townsend and Ivy went down 7-15.
It was a maximum in the next match when the Sanders ran riot against visiting Stokenham Stokers, winning 45-11. Tim, Laura, Antony and Robert (skip) won 21-5. Marion, Steve, Nick and Ivy (skip) recorded a 24-6 score.
The unbeaten start to the season continued when visitors Strete were beaten 29-28. Mike Brice, Laura, Tim and Robert (skip) lost 15-16; Marion, Steve, Nick and Ivy (skip) won 14-12. This win briefly put the Sanders on top of the table.
Two heavy defeats put a stop to the Sanders' good run and brought the curtain down on the first half of the season. Away to Slapton Cygnets, they went down 22-47: Tim, David Goddard, Antony, Robert 17-19; Marion, Colin Baker, David Thorne, Ivy 5-28. At home to leaders Milky Bar Kids, the score was 17-31: Tim, Laura, Antony, Robert 8-19; Marion, Steve, David G, Ivy 9-12.