As fixture started again in 2019 the first match of the year in division 1 was MGS A v MGS C and things weren’t any easier in the New Year for the bottom of the division C team who got bear 16-2. Jared Matthew & Becky Ashton won all of their 6 games.
Hawks A got beat 7-11 at home by the leaders, Cross
Feathers, who now share the top slot due to the result below. Overall, a good
result for the home side who pushed the Champs to within a whisper of an upset
looking at some of the close games & a 15-3 loss last time the 2 teams met.
The star on the night was again Rach Graham who took all her 6 games to be the
MGS B’s match against Carlton A turned out to be a very
colourful match indeed, with the building being intruded by local kids who set
the fire alarm off and everyone had to clear the building while the fire
brigade attended and gave the all clear. Anyway, the match started with 3 split
levels sets & Carlton winning both games in the opening Ladies set to take
a 3-5 early lead. The visitors then built on this in the 1st mixed
set as Andy Davies & Cath Bagley won both games before a split 6th
set to leave the score at 4-8. Stuart Holden & Jenny Stothard then won a
pair in the 7th for MGS to claw the match back to 6-8, but Andy
& Cath wrapped up the match in the 8th set by taking both games
to 9 & 1. Tom Lowe & Lynn Hosegood won the final consolation games to
finish the final match score at 8-10. Cath was the star on the evening; she won
all her 6 to be the POTM.
Seconded place in the division, St. Andrews A had a
crunch match with 3rd place team David Lloyd, but I can tell you now
when I looked at the card….. I thought it was a wind up (April fools!) The
final score was 18-0………. Yep, EIGHTEEN-NIL!!!
I presumed that Andy’s had been on some kind of boot camp mission over
Xmas, but they well & truly thrashed them to go top of the table. Karolyn
Hustler was statistically the best player on the night, as still catch my
breath on the result & how this opens up the race!
The Mid Lancs Level Doubles Tournaments will be taking place @ Wellfield High School, Leyland on Sunday 10th Feb 2019, starting at approx. 9.30am depending on entries. Normal entry fees of £5 per player & £4 for U18 are payable prior to that date to secure your entry.
Hope to see as many as possible on the day, Regards Mark
A good day was had by all with 8 couples competing on the day. Winners were Duncan Sorbie and Hannah Pallett, runners up Graham Forrest and Karolyn Hustler, third were Joe Steele and Steven Baylis. Well done to everyone that that turned up, and congratulations to the finalists.
This year is the 81st edition of our annual Boxing Day Tournament. It is taking place on Thursday the 27th of December. The fun and games will start at mid-day, and it will cost £5 which goes towards prizes, bacon butties and a bit of fundraising. If you are planning to take part please let me or Mark know directly. Handicaps will be worked out once all entries are in. Please let me or Mark know if you would like to take part. It is open to everyone, so feel free to bring any non-playing victims partners.