The Sanders, who retained their place in division one of the South Hams League, successfully requested a postponement of their opening fixture, away to Milk Churns at Dartington, when they could only field six players. They probably wish they could have had another evening off when they went to Slapton Cygnets, because they were on the end of a 42-9 drubbing. Former England player John Steer, a new recruit, led the Cygnets to a 23-1 win over Ivy Yeabsley's team (Kath Cross, Michael Fawcus and Nick Townsend), while Tim Lewis, Glenn Cross, Antony Hammett and Robert Luscombe (skip) went down 8-19.

Having been knocked out of the cup by one of the Totnes teams at Dartington, the Sanders returned home to beat Strete 24-23 and take four league points. Tim, Keith Brayne, Antony and Robert won 12-9; Sandra Brayne, Glenn, Nick and Ivy lost 12-14.

A heavy defeat away to Milky Bar Kids was followed by a four-point 30-24 win at home to Kingston. Tim, Keith, Antony and Robert won 17-7, while Sandra, Kath, Nick and Ivy went down 14-17.