St Andrews E v Whittle C

Team: Richard Graham Harry Lily Janet Hannah P
Result: Draw 9-9
Its getting tight at the top of Div 6. Whittle C did us a favour last
week by beating Hawks and helping to spread the points out. However
Penwortham crept up on us to be joint top after a 4 point win . A good result aginst Whittle C was therefore vital to stay in the hunt. We could not field  our usual team due to exam commitments and illness so Janet Dalton stepped into the breach for Charlotte S and Hannah P stood in as a very late replacement for Hannah B. Richard and Harry got us off to a good start but Whittle were too strong for us in the rest of the levels so 6-2 down was not the start we wanted.  Richard and Lily pulled two back but Graham and Janet were well beaten so that was 8-4. All looked lost and perhaps a getting a point was the best we could hope for. However Harry and Hannah got their first game in the next event and then Graham and Janet won their first game at the same time as H & H won their second. Unbelievably, a win looked possible but this must have got to G & J as they promptly lost their second game. However a draw was still there for the taking if Richard and Lily could hold their nerve which they duly did. Five star man of the match was Richard who, not for the first time this season, was outstanding in winning all his 6 games ably assisted by his new partner for this match, Lily, who picked up 4. A big thank you to Hannah and particulary Janet who stepped in despite being short of match (or any other) practice. The Rubies live to fight another day- expect a good scrap at Penwortham next Wednesday!