Mid Lancs Week L

Report From Paul Eastham

This week in Division 1, MGS A beat Carlton A 11-7 to end the year on a high & move into joint 4th place on the table.  The best player on the night in this tie was Rebecca Ashton, she won 5 of her 6 games in the No1 slot.

Hawks B got beat 7-11 at home by MGS B who move onto the same points on the table as their own A team. The 3 pt win takes MGS into joint 4th & that was mainly due to Lynn Hosegood who won 5 of her 6 games to be the best player for MGS at No 2 & also Chris Hoyle picked up 5 of the 7 won for Hawks as his partner Caz Grimbaldeston actually won a Ladies game!

MGS C conceded to St. Andrews A this week & are fined £10 with a 1 point deduction to take them down to zero points. The 4 gifted points take St. Andrews to joint top of the table with Cross Feathers but have played more matches than them.  

In 2, Hawks D were beaten 3-15 by MGS D which caused a flurry of comments on Facebook on who should be mentioned in this week’s report! Well, the 4 point max win takes MGS into the mid table & the people that won all their 6 games were, Matt Seddon, Claire Banfield & Laurence Smith; but who was statistically the best player? ……. It was Matt, losing 31 points. After all, it was the bottom team they were playing; I wonder if there will be any ‘high fiving’ next time when MGS host the other end of the table, the current leaders of the division….. Crusaders A? Hmm, a surprise spectator just might turn up! ?

Crusaders A beat Carlton B, 11-7 to go top of the table by 2 points. The match was all square at the end of the levels & in the mixed there was 3 split sets, but the remaining 2 sets were taken by Clayton to come out of the match winners. The best player on the evening was Neil A. Jones, he won 5 of his 6 games in the No 2 slot. Next match… MGS D, can’t wait!

Evergreens A moved well away from danger when they beat Garstang A, 11-7. The Hillbilly’s remain under the red line and have some tough matches ahead to avoid the drop. Lynette Tidy was the best player on the night as she won 5 of her 6.

In division 3, MGS E had a convincing 14-4 home win over the current leaders, Clayton B. The maximum 4 point win takes MGS within 3 points of Crusaders and is sweet revenge for the 10-8 loss at the beginning of the season. At 5-3 up after the levels, MGS had a comfortable lead & in the mixed they built up a commanding lead to lose just 1 single mixed game; the very last one of the match. Richard Everett & Martin Hobin won all of their 6 games to be the best players on the night.

Clitheroe B managed to get 4 maximum points at home this week when they hosted Hawks E to put them equal on points on the table in joint 5th. Darryl Smith & Gill Fourie won all of their 6 games to be the best players on the night.

Penwortham A pulled off a remarkable victory this week when they hosted St Andrews C who were just 3 points ahead of them at the foot of the table. The scores were tied at 4 all going into the mixed & Andy’s won the 1st pair of mixed in set 5 to take the score to 4-6; but then the hosts went into full overdrive to win the remaining 8 games to win the match 12-6. The star on the evening was Alan Turner; he was awarded the MOTM for winning all his 6 games & despite Penwortham still remaining at the foot, it still gives them a lifeline in the New Year to do a Houdini & escape the dreaded drop into division 4.

Crusaders D took all 4 points in a 13-5 home win over Evergreens B. The result takes them into 4th on the tables as Kathy Yeung took home the LOTM award for winning all of her 6 games on the evening in the No 2 slot.

In 4, Springfields B took 4 max points off bottom team, Penwortham B to help scramble themselves away from the dreaded red line. Tim Lawrence & partner Julie Youngs won all of their 6 games to be the best pair on the evening. They are not out of the woods yet, but a home win over Evergreens C next time, could see them safe’ish, but it’s very tight between 5 teams!

MGS F breezed passed a five sided Flight to go a massive 12 pts clear & in the 16-2 win, David Bird took his 6 to be MOTM.

Whittle B won their match 12-6 at home to Project 12, but due to them fielding an ineligible player who won 3 games the final score was rolled back to a 9 all draw. Simon Wynn did win 6 games to be the best player despite 2 ineligible games.

Evergreens C were beaten 2-16 at home by Crusaders E who stay in a very strong 2nd position on the tables. Robert Langford & Esther Worthington ensured that the max points went in the bag; they won all of their 6 games to be the best pair.

In division 5, Crusaders F beat a 4 sided Preston College A team, 11-7. Carol Raby managed to pick up 5 of those 7 games.

The earliest card of the season came in at 21.38 from the match between Preston College B v Whittle C & it wasn’t a walkover match either! At 5-3 up after the levels, College had the edge & built up the lead with a pair in the opening mixed set. The 6th set was split before Whittle fought back with a pair in the 7th to bring the score up to 8-6 and after that the 8th & 9th sets were tightly split to give a 10-8 home victory for College. Dave Dunk won 5 & Maxine Garland won 5 for Whittle.

Garstang B beat Brindle 16-2 to stay in a commanding 2nd position on the tables. Simon Tebbutt, Fran Hellier & Lee Meakin won all of their 6 games to be the best players on the evening and help the team push for promotion next year.

Well, that’s it from me this year folks; hope you have enjoyed the little reports this season so far.

There are a couple of scheduled matches taking place & rearrangements before Christmas & they will be updated on fixturelive; but for now it just leaves me to say to you all, I wish you all the very best and hope you and your families have a wonderful Christmas & New Year!

Latest results, tables & fixtures are at: – http://w.fixtureslive.com/  

Paul.