St Andrews D – Division 4 Champions 2012/13

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First of all a big well done to everyone who has played in the D Team team this season:

Regulars : Dave Burgess, Hannah Burgess, Fergus Munro, Hannah Pallett and Helen Pallett

Super Subs : Helen Andrew(4), Dave Noble (2), Richard Andrew (2), Alex Heyes (1), Laura Pallett (1)

Obviously winning every league game helped, but I can honestly say it has been a pleasure turning out and playing in this team. Dave, Fergus and Helen are all great players and played a big part in a successful season, but everybody has contributed. Credit to both Hannahs for improving their games over the course of the season, neither of them appeared phased at stepping up and playing against some decent opposition. Thanks to Jeff and Wendy for their support.

Stats are below, Helen tops the averages despite my efforts. Gold star for attendance to Hannah B and me.wlEmoticon-star.png

Season Stats
Matches Games Average Maximums
Dave 16 79 4.94 5
Hannah B 17 82 4.82 7
Fergus 13 63 4.85 4
Hannah P 14 62 4.43 3
Colin 17 80 4.71 6
Helen P 16 85 5.31 9

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St Andrews D vs Hawks E

Team : Dave, Fergus, Colin, Hannah B, Hannah P, Helen

Result : 12 – 6 Win


This was tougher than the last time we played this team, but it was an excellent result on foreign soils. Dave and Hannah clearly like playing here as they continued where they left off at the Mixed Tournament and won all their mixed games, that gave Hannah B a maximum 6 Star making her top scorer. It was close at 5-3 after the levels, but 5 wins in the next 6 mixed games sealed the match. Maximum 4 points were up for grabs in the last set, but their top pair put in a good shift to grab a point back.

Next Up : Tuesday the 8th of January
Hawks F @ Clayton 7:00pm Wrennall Cup R1

St Andrews D vs Battledore

Team : Colin, Fergus, Dave B, Helen P, Hannah P, Hannah B

Result: Win 12-6


I was not expecting much this week given that:

a. We were playing the second placed team.

b. Two thirds of the team played in the mixed tournament the day before

3. The other third had not played for 2 weeks.

..but it just shows how much I know as we ran out convincing winners! We did mix the team up bit to allow for Dave’s aching limbs, but this left the 2 young Hannahs to fend for themselves against some strong ladies which was a tough ask after their weekend exertions, but they did well getting to double figures in the second game. So we came through the levels 6-2 up, and got to 9 by the 6th set. Their second pair won 3 of their 4 mixed to keep us from getting all 4 points, most frustrating to loose the last game Arrrgghh! Best on the night was Fergus, Helen and Colin who all got 5.

Next up: Tuesday 27th of November
Hawks F @ Clayton 8:00pm D4