Mid Lancs Week I

Report From Paul Eastham

This week in Division 1, MGS A came across their match when they hosted the reining Champs, David Lloyd. MGS were 2-6 down after the levels, but it could have been closer only for the visitors winning 2 setting games, but in the mixed it was a different story! David Lloyd marched on in the mixed only losing that very last game to make the final score, 3-15. Having said that, it was David Lloyd’s heaviest game loss of the season so far as Mark Tuttle & Darren Whitley won all their 6 games

In a rearranged match, Carlton A played against Hawks A and just managed to scrape the bonus point in the very last game of the match in a 6-12 defeat. Chris Foote, Michelle Skinner & Chris Chu all won 5 games each to help win the 3 points.

The very next night, Hawks A managed to win another match when they hosted MGS C. They ended up thrashing the bottom team 18-0 to take the max 4 points & 7 in total over the 2 nights to help thrust themselves way up the table.

MGS B crashed 2-16 at home to Cross Feathers who maintain a 2 point lead at the top of the division. Tom Lowe & Lynn Hosegood came close to winning more games in setting, but in the end it was 4 points in the bag for the visitors with Ste Andrews, Hayley Harrison & Rach Graham all winning their 6 games to help keep hopes up of bringing silverware home.

St. Andrews A beat Hawks B, 16-2 to be in joint 2nd place & leave the visitors in very murky relegation waters; 10 points clear of safety. Steve Taylor, Nicki McGrath & Lizzie Holt all won their 6 & next week they host Cross Feathers… Interesting!!

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Mid Lancs Week H

Report From Paul Eastham

In Division 1, Hawks A got a fab 10-8 home win this week when they hosted MGS A. After the levels they were 5-3 ahead followed by 2 split sets and then won a pair in the 7th to go into a 9-5 lead. Jarred Mathew & Becky Ashton won both games in the 8th for MGS 8-15 & 16-17 to bring the match score back to 9-7; but Andy Owen & Emily Miller sealed the win in the final set & take the 3 pts to put a little daylight between them & the dreaded red line! Chris Chu won 5 games to be best.

After a very tight match MGS B lost 8-10 at home to Carlton A. MGS went into the mixed games at 3-5 down and the first 3 sets were split before MGS took a pair in the 8th to level the match to go into an 8 all classic. Dave Wiseman & Cath Bagley won the final pair of games 11-15 & 12-15 to seal the 8-10 win for Carlton to lift the away from the dreaded drop zone. Cath was also the best player on the night, winning 5 of her 6 games to help take the 3 points for the team.

David Lloyd thrashed Hawks B 18-0 to go into joint 2nd place on the tables; still only losing to games in their 5 matches! Statistically, I couldn’t split Ashlea Chester & Ruth Flatman for being the best players; they both conceded 20 pts out of their 6 games. Next week, I wonder if MGS A can show any resistance to David Lloyd when they visit Wellfield?

Cross Feathers went back to the top of the table this week with a 16-2 home win over MGS C as Ste Andrews & Hayley Harrison won all of their 6 games to assist in the max point win in the No 2 slot.

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Mid Lancs Week G

Report From Paul Eastham:

This week in Division 1, Carlton A not only managed to beat Hawks B, but they took all the 4 points on offer in a 13-5 home win and the best player on the evening to help boost the hosts up the table was Kay Armer who took 5 of her 6 games.

Hawks A got beat on home turf by MGS B who shoot into a very respectable mid table position & in the 4-14 win for the visitors, Adrian Greenwood & Alex Mackie won 5 games each to be the best pair on the evening.

MGS C got thrashed 1-17 by their own A team who now move into joint 3rd place on the tables with the max 4 point win. Rob Metcalf & Cheryl Parry won the 1 game, 15-13 to stop the total whitewash as Alex Mackie was statistically the best.

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Mid Lancs Week F

Report From Paul Eastham:

In division 1 this week David Lloyd thrashed MGS C 18-0 to keep their clean sheet rolling and stay on track for silverware.

Hawks B got a right old drumming off Cross Feathers. The score line was 0-18 as Fay Andrews was statistically best on the night to keep the team in 2nd and for their great run of matches, ive decided to give them a week off to have a rest!

MGS B got beat 2-16 by their own A team as Jared Matthew, Becky Ashton & Rachael Hewitt all won 6 to help the team keep 4th spot on the tables. However, it’s worth mentioning that 1 of the B team Ladies pulled out at the last minute & after a quick phone call, Cheryl Parry put her glass of wine down & sped over to Wellfield to help the B team out.  Great stuff!!

St. Andrews A beat Carlton A 16-2 to remain at the top of the table, but I fear that will probably be their last week enjoying the glory days of the past, as next week they face the current Champions, David Lloyd…. But you just never know!!!

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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.

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Mid Lancs Week D

Report from Paul Eastham

In Division 1, MGS A took no pity on bottom team Hawks B, they thrashed them 18-0 to go mid table. Statistically it was Pete Fearns who was the best player on the night, although I would like to mention that Rachael Hewitt also won 6 games in only her 2nd match of the season after a 5 year absence & I want to congratulate her on her return to Mid Lancs League.
David Lloyd v MGS B. No card as yet and the home team are fined £10 as per rule 25.
Hawks A got beat 3-15 by St. Andrews A who move into 2nd spot on the tables; Steve Taylor & Nicki McGrath won all their 6.
Cross Feathers remained top when they beat late arrivals Carlton 17-1 & after the warm up games, it’s the biggy next week.

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