In the Premier Division, Penicuik's 1st team of Greig McDonell, Colin Green and Iain Johnstone had been in good form having taken 5 points from 6 in their previous three fixtures. The home side knew they would have to be on top form, however, to keep their good run going as they hosted North Merchiston 1 and the home side were boosted by a last minute replacement for the visitors as Geoff Hunter stepped up from the 2nd Team in place of Cameron Hussain. Unfortunately for the home team Geoff won 2 out of his 3 singles and with both Greig and Colin showing some inconsistency by beating different opponents (Greig defeating Colin Weir and Colin defeating Geoff), the match got away from the home side as they went down to a 7-3 defeat. Greig and Colin won a singles match each and combined for a win in the doubles.
The attention then turned to Penicuik 2's match the next night against Murrayfield 7. Clive Liddiard, Brian Bailey and Tony Brentnall knew they were in for a tough encounter against an ever improving side who in their previous two fixtures had defeated third placed Edinburgh International and had brought Penicuik 3’s undefeated run to an end. The Murrayfield side had in their ranks James Forest who going into the match led the way in the division’s individual averages with 35 wins from 39 matches played. It was no surprise when he won his first two singles matches but more of a surprise was Tony and Brian losing to their opposite numbers resulting in the visitors trailing 4-2 going into the crucial doubles match. Clive and Brian combined well to win that in 4 ends but young James then finished his night the way he had started it with a comfortable win against Tony. The visitors knew that they then needed to win the last two matches of the night for a draw. Fortunately Clive and then Brian did just that as the 2nd Team salvaged a point with a 5-5 draw. Clive won 2 singles matches whilst Brian and Tony both won 1.
The result sees yet another twist at the top of the division as the 2nd Team are now only a point clear of their Clubmates but the 3rd Team have a match in hand. With 5 matches left for the 3rd Team they know that the title is now back within their own control although the very last match of the season when the two Penicuik Teams meet looks more and more likely to be the deciding fixture in what has been a great season so far for both teams.