Mid Lancs Week E

Report From Paul Eastham

In division 1, MGS A met with their old school rivals this week when they clashed with St. Andrews A. The match got off to a very tight start with the visitors just out in front at the end of the levels, 3-5. A pair for Pete Fearnes & Becky Ashton in the opening mixed put the match back on an even keel before a split set in the 6th & then Andy’s went into overdrive to win the remaining 6 games and won the match 6-12. Nicki McGrath was the LOTM on the night for taking all of her 6 games & help St. Andrews go to the top of the table; a place where they haven’t been for quite some time!!
Bottom team, Hawks B fought against the team above them where something had to crack, as neither team has taken a point yet this season. The match was all square at the end of the levels with hawks taking all 4 men’s & the visitors taking the ladies. A pair for Dan Porter & Debbie Smith in the opening mixed for Hawks put them in front & then the next 3 sets were split to take the score going into the final set, 9-7. Jason Loffman & Danya Lewis won the 1st game 14-17, but their bottle went in the last game as they surrendered 15-9 against Dan & Debbie, who managed to hold on for the victory & help get the teams 1st points of the season. Dan won 5 games, as did Hannah Burgess to be the best players on the night.

In division 2, the hillbilly’s took on Hawks C at the fort this week and in a tight match it was Matty Timms who starred for the visitors; he won 5 of his 6 games in the 8-10 victory. But it was Sian Meekin who must have felt most aggrieved on the night,, she won all of her 6 games to be the LOTM but saw her team fail to win the battle, but just pick up the bonus point.
MGS D won 11-7 at home to Carlton B & that was mostly due to Laurence Smith & Joy Moon winning 5 games each to be the best pair on the evening.
Evergreens A lost an 8 all classic match against Clitheroe A. Damian Cooke & Louise Burrell won the final pair of games in set 9, 1-15 & 6-15 to help take the 3 points back home with them. The host had been 5-3 up after the levels but a pair in the opening mixed by Keith Ashton & Alison Holt levelled the match at 5 all. Darren Clayton & Lynette Tidy struck immediately back in the 6th set and then in the 7th Damian & Louise evened the score at 7 all. The 8th was split to leave the match with the 8 all classic. Louise won 5 for Clitheroe & Andy Morris for Evergreens also won 5 to be the best players on the night.

In 3, MGS E took St. Andrews C to the cleaners this week; they thrashed them 18-0 as I saw on the match card a name that I’ve not seen for a while… our president, Jenny Clough! Maybe there is still hope for me! Statistically you couldn’t split Richard Everett & Phil Rhodes apart to be the best players; they conceded just 20 points each in their 6 games.
Clitheroe B failed to gain any points in their match this week when they lost 5-13 to Crusaders D as Dylan, Scott & Laura all won 5 games each.
Springfields A beat Evergreens B 14-4 to take max points and surge up the tables.
Clayton B beat Hawks E to stay out in front at the top of the tables as Azam Sharif & Rachael Sides won all of their 6 games.

In division 4, Springfields B lost 1-17 at home to a strong top of the division side, MGS F. Who failed to get his 6 games & a clean sheet for the team? I’ll give you a little clue… 1st letter N, last letter Y. Ok, you all got it, didn’t you? Neddy!!! ????
Penwortham B’s season is not getting any easier, they got beat 4-14 at home to Project 12; Jonathan Jackson & partner Katt Platt won all of their 6 at the no1 slot to be the best players on the evening & help fetch the 4 points back home.
Evergreens C managed to share the points on the evening when they hosted Flight. I do assume that Flight would have possibly won the match if it wasn’t for Chris Tomlinson pulling up in the 1st men’s to gift Evergreens at least 5 games. Yvonne Kay won 5 games to be the best player on the night; missing out in setting for LOTM, but she did help Flight salvage a draw.

In 5, Clayton Crusaders F got beat 1-17 at home to Preston College B as Pam Robinson was statistically the best player
Preston College A managed to overcome Brindle in an 11-7 home victory; Mick & Hazel Bradshaw were the best pair as they won 5 games on the evening between them.
St. Andrews D got beat 8-10 by a five sided visiting team, Garstang B. Dave Plunkett won all of his 6 games to be MOTM.
Mythop stay firmly in charge at the top of 5 with a 14-4 home win over a five sided Whittle C who were in 2nd place until this particular match; Mark Green was the MOTM on the evening for taking all of his 6 games. Next week Mythop travel to Preston College A, which I can only describe as being an ‘ interesting match’