Mid Lancs Week B

Report From Paul Eastham

This week in Division 1, Carlton A beat Clayton Crusaders A by 14 games to 4 and it was Andrea Neville who won all of her 6 games to be the LOTM on the evening. Sam Ames won 3 games as Crusaders find it tough to adjust to the elite division.

David Lloyd thrashed Hawks A 18-0 to stamp their usual authority on the division…. Only 2 games went into double figures as Emily Hollis picked up the LOTM award for statistically being the best player on the evening.

In division 2, my 1st ever WhatsApp card came in from Jacq Gibson from MGS E. The team lost 6-12 at home to Clitheroe A, as Matt Seddon & Janet Rance won the final game of the match to snatch the bonus point off the visitors who were on course to take the maximum 4 points. Damian Cooke, Louise Burrill and Alison Lever all won 5 games each for Clitheroe.

The Hillbilly’s lost 8-10 at the fort this week when they lost an 8 all classic in the final set to Carlton B. Simon Tomlinson & Jane Parkinson took those final games 13-15 & 11-15 to seal the win and take home 3 points on the evening; Simon also won all of his 6 games to be the best player on the night and therefore earned himself the MOTM award.

MGS C beat a 5 sided Springfields A, but the visitors earned the bonus point in the very last game as Mick Cryer & Pam Clare took the game 7-15. The result puts the host’s in joint pole position as Rob Oakes won 4 games to be the best player.

Clayton Crusaders B fell heavily at home to Hawks C who go joint top with a max 4 point win at Wellfield. Jacqui Atherton & Nathan Brown won all of their 6 games in the 3-15 win to be the best players on the night; but for Chris Kelly from Crusaders, well he went back to his usual scoring in a match that I’m used to reporting……. a quack quack!  🙂

St. Andrews B lost 8-10 at home to MGS D, when Martin Hobin & Hannah Robinson won the final game 14-17 to see off stalwarts, Fergus Munroe & Janette Norris. The duo needed both games of that final set to earn a draw, but in this game, it was the youth that saw off the brains! Jason Loffman won 5 to be the best player for MGS & Hannah Burgess for Andy’s.

In division 3, Clitheroe B won 17-1 at home to Penwortham A; only Alan Benningfield & Alan Turner saved the total whitewash for the visitors as Elaine Norris took home the LOTM award for winning all of her 6 games & being statistically the best player.

Hawks D took all 4 points off Evergreens B in an 18-0 whitewash; Phil Livesey was MOTM for being statistically best.

MGS F are obviously missing ‘Neddy’ this year, as they got battered 0-18 at home by Clayton Crusaders D & who go joint 3rd.

Evergreens A go top of the shop this week with a fine 14-4 home win over Clayton Crusaders C. Trusty Derek Hilton & Simone Binnes won all of their 6 games to be the best pair on the evening.

Springfields B won 14-4 at home to go into 2nd spot when they beat Hawks E. Pam Clare & Dave Farrant were the best pair on the evening for taking all of her 6 games in the No 1 spot as last year’s division 1 ‘training’ pays off!  🙂

In division 4, Preston College B fell at home 6-12 to Project 12 in their opening match of the season. The match was evenly balanced after set 6, as the score stood at 6 games each, but the visitors ploughed through the next 6 games to take the 3 points home with them. Kat Platt took home the LOTM award home with her for winning all of her 6 games.

Whittle B won 12-6 at home this week against Springfields C……. and that’s all I know!

Crusaders E built on the back of last week’s win to go clear front runner with a convincing 16-2 home win over Preston College A. Just Mick & Hazel Bradshaw saving the complete whitewash by taking the 2 games won for the visitors.

In division 5, Evergreens C beat Clayton F 10-8 in the very last game of the match as Marian Johannesen & Ephraim Thomas won it 15-6 after losing the previous game 11-15 to Will Logan & Maddie Golden. After 4 levels, the match was tied, so it was always gonna pan out to be a tight finish, as Margaret Whitham & Corinne Wagstaff from Evergreens and Dan Theaker from Clayton all won 5 games to be the best players on the night.

St. Andrews D fell 4-14 at home to Whittle D as Karen Butler won the LOTM award for taking all of her 6 games on the night and helped to take her team joint top of the division with their own C team.

Whittle C lie in joint top position with a 13-5 max point win over Mythop; Ant Houghton & Kirsten Bradley won 5 of their allotted 6 games to be the best players on the evening. Next week Whittle travel to Andy’s & Mythop host Evergreens.

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