Report From Paul Eastham
Just a reminder that next week is the final week of scheduled fixtures (week L) but please make use of the 2 weeks set aside by the fixtures committee for rearrangements, these being w/c 12th Dec & w/c 2nd Jan and also you can make use of the preliminary cup week, w/c 5th Dec you’re not drawn in this round. I have attached the latest list of rearrangements to remind everyone of the outstanding fixtures; please notify me before the match takes place so I can fixtureslive.
This week in Division 1, Carlton A picked up 4 max points when they beat MGS C 16-2. The win puts them 14 pts above the red line as Kay Armer & Andrea Neville won all of their 6 games to be the best & help ease any relegation worries.
Hawks A took a point off the current Champs, David Lloyd. The 6-12 score line was not only the heaviest score loss for the visitors, but it was the very 1st point loss of the season. Darren Whitley was once again the MOTM, but a special mention must go out to Emily Miller, she won 5 of the 6 games won for Hawks. Sorry Andy Owen; you got a quack quack!!!!!
Tom Lowe & Lynn Hosegood from MGS B won their final pair of games 15-13 & 15-13 to help snatch the bonus point in a home fixture against St. Andrews A. The 3 points keep Andy’s in 3rd place on the tables & in the 6-12 win for the visitors, the No 1 pair consisting of Joe Steele & Lizzie Holt were the best pair on the evening as they won all of their 6 games.
Cross Feathers maintained the lead at the top of the division with an 11-7 win over MGS A. The match was all square after the levels, but the hosts took a commanding lead in the mixed; Rach Graham was the LOTM for her 6 games on the evening.
In division 2, Carlton B took all 4 points off lonely team, Hawks D who sit at the bottom of the table, a massive 15 pts adrift from safety. The 14-4 win nudges Carlton slightly away from the red line, but they are not out of the woods as yet; they are only 5 above Garstang who have 2 matches in hand. All 3 Men took their 6 games, Dave Boon, Mick Cryer & Simon Bruford.
St. Andrews B had another defeat this week when they were beat 7-11 at home to Evergreens A as Derek Hilton won 5 on the night to be the best player. The 3 point win was welcomed by the visitors as they move 7 above the dreaded red line.
Hawks C crashed 4-14 at home to visiting team Clayton Crusaders A, who keep in 2nd place on the tables with the 4 max points, just 1 point behind the leaders Clitheroe, but have a match in hand over them.
MGS D fell 3-15 at home to current leaders of the division, Clitheroe A. The star on the evening who took all of her 6 games was Jess Portas, she was awarded the LOTM award & helped her team stop on top of the table & push for promotion.
In division 3, Clitheroe B drew 9 all with MGS E in a tight match at Roefield this week. At 3-5 down going into the mixed, Clitheroe won both sets 5 & 6 to go 7-5 in front before MGS won a pair in the 7th to tie the match. The last 2 sets were split to make the opponents share the points on the night. Darryl Smith & Jacqui Gibson won 5 games each to be the best players
Hawks E won their home match 12-6 against Clayton Crusaders D & the result puts the hosts in 4th place on the table. Dan Theaker & Kathy Yeung snatched the bonus point in the final set as Graham & Anne Robinson won all their 6 games.
Springfields A took 4 max points off St. Andrews C in a 16-2 home win. The result springboards the hosts into 3rd place on the tables as Dave Farrant, Linda Settle, Chris Porter & Jane Green all won their 6 games to push for a promotion spot.
In 4, Project 12 lost 5-13 at home to Springfields B who needed a max points boost to try and scrabble away from the relegation zone. Karen James won all her 6 games to be the LOTM on the night, but the team are still in dangerous waters!
Penwortham B were thrashed 0-18 at home by Flight to stay rooted at the foot of the table. Rosie Southworth was statistically the best player on the night & Flight move into threatening 3rd place, 2 points behind the red promotion line.
Whittle A move into 4th place with a 14-4 max point win over Evergreens C. Simon Hardacre, Carol Heaton & Jackie Harnby won all of their 6 games to be best players on the evening. As for Evergreens, they lie in dangerous waters at the moment.
In division 5, Preston College A had their 1st max 4 point win of the season when they hosted Whittle C. In the 13-5 win that moves them into joint 3rd place on the tables, it was the usual suspects, Mick & Hazel Bradshaw who won all of their 6 games to be the best pair on the evening + Carol Raby in the No 3 Ladies spot; she also chipped in with her 6.
St. Andrews D fought hard in a match against the leaders of the division, Mythop. Going into the mixed, the teams score stood at 4 all & the 1st mixed was split before Andy Anderson & Julie Bennett won a pair for the visitors to help take a 5-7 lead. The following 3 sets were all split to end up with an 8-10 final score & a 3 point victory for the leaders of the division. Mythop are now a massive 10 points clear of their nearest rivals, Garstang B; but they have 3 matches in hand. Julie won 5 games in the Ladies No 3 slot to be the best player & help her team to get off to a solid start.
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