News and Fixtures

Wins for the B and D team last time out in a couple of rearranged fixtures. We have all teams in action this week, but there is no club night as the hall is in use on Wednesday. Please note that home fixtures and Juniors on the 5th of November have been postponed due to the firework display at Worden Park.

Monday 29th of October
B Team vs Clitheroe A @ Home 7:30pm D2
D Team vs Whittle @ Home 7:30pm D4
Juniors 6:30pm-7:30pm

Tuesday 30th of October
A Teams vs Hawks B @ Clayton 8:00pm D1
C Team vs Hawks D @ Clayton 8:00pm D3

Wednesday 31st of October

News and Fixtures – Updated

Fixtures have now been rearranged for this week

Only the B Team managed a win last time out, but we have a rest week this time, so hopefully the scars will have healed for fixtures next week. No Juniors as it is half term, all courts available for club night. 

Monday 22nd of October

Wednesday 24th of October
Club Night 7:30pm onward – All Courts Available

Thursday 25th of October
B Team vs Evergreens A @ Albany 7:00pm D2
D Team vs Evergreens C @ Albany 7:00pm D4

Note that the church hall is unavailable on the 31st of October so there will be no club night next week. You will have to find somewhere else to hide from the Trick or Treat onslaught. 🙂

Mid Lancs Week E

Message From Paul Eastham:


In Division 1 this week, MGS A had a close shave with Hawks A and soon found themselves on the ropes being 3-5 down after the levels. A split opening mixed was followed by Andy Owen & Jenny Mx taking a pair to take Hawks 4-8 up; but in the 7th, Tim Vickers & Katie Dixon-Turner won a pair to claw the score back to 6-8. The 8th was split and in the final set Jared Matthew & Becky Ashton won both games 15-6 & a nail-biting 17-14 to save MGS’ blushes & draw the match 9 all. Becky & Andy won 5.

The bottom of the table clashed this week when both promotees, Hawks B & MGS C met at Clayton & someone had to win… or did they? The visitors found themselves 5-3 up after the doubles, but Dan Porter & Amanda Hodkinson won both in the opening mixed set to square the match for MGS. This was followed by Hawks ploughing on the pressure by winning 4 games in a row to take the score onto 9-5 & on the brink of a win with 4 games to play; but MGS fought back hard and held their neve to take all of those remaining 4 games to salvage a draw from the fixture. Dan Porter was the POTM on the night for taking all of his 6.

St. Andrews A, hungry for their 1st title for over 9 years hosted last year’s Champs, Cross Feathers. It wasn’t the kind of top of the table clash I was expecting as the visitors crushed Andy’s a massive 2-16 to go joint top of the table with them, but have a match in hand. Fay Andrews was statistically the best player on the night with the max point win. Where was Captain Steve Taylor on the evening?………. he was rekindling his youth hood from 10 years ago when he was an A level student, visiting Betws-y-Coed in Wales on a biology trip, but now as a teacher as his team was getting battered!

David Lloyd appeared to made light work of Carlton A as the score was 14-4, but a little footnote from Alan Clarkson attached to the card, said that it was a good match & quite a handy team, with the final score not doing them any justice & a good spirited match. Alan, Joanna Holt & Ruth Flatman won all their 6 games to help thrust David Lloyd into a challenging 3rd place

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News And Fixtures

Wins for the A and B Teams last week, the D Team lost. Everyone in action this week for a change. 

Monday 15th of October
C Team vs Clitheroe B 7:30pm @ Home D3
Juniors 6:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday 17th of October
A Team vs Cross Feathers 7:30pm @ Home D1
D Team vs Penwortham B 7:00pm @ All Hallows D4
Shared Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Thursday 18th of October
B Team vs Clayton Crusaders B @ 7:30pm @ Wellfield D2

Good Luck to everyone taking part in matches this week.

Mid Lancs Week D

Message From Paul Eastham

This week’s report comes from my sun lounger on the ‘usual’ sunny coast of mainland Spain, the Costa Del Sol where violent thunderstorms took place on Tue night & torrential rain took place on the island of Majorca where several people were killed in the flooding that took place. I am pleased to say that normal ???? has now now resumed and from here the view is fab!!

I have just heard that the handbooks are now ready for collection & will get them out to you ASAP when I’m back.

Division 1 started this week when Hawks A hosted Carlton A. The hosts went 5-3 up in the levels after some setting games and Andy Owen & Michelle Skinner won the opening mixed set to build a 7-3 lead. In the 6th, Rob Courtney & Elaine Danson won both to take Hawks to a draw score, 9-3. Nick Hodgson & Jenny Mx won a pair in the 7th to take Hawks home & dry before Carlton won the remaining 4 games to steal the bonus pt in the final 11-7 score line. Nick Hodgson was the POTM for his 6.

The ‘old school’ met this week at the Parish church Hall when St. Andrews A hosted MGS A, but it didn’t turn out to be an old school score though, as the ex champs from years gone by beat them 14-4 to sit proudly at the top of the table on 15 points & not lost a match…. Yet! Liz Holt was the POTM on the evening, she was the only one to have taken all of her 6 games.

David Lloyd took no mercy when they thrashed Hawks B 16-2 to surge up the table; Clarkey was stat best on the night.

Cross Feathers hosted MGS B and went 6-2 up after the levels due to the men’s being split & the home side winning all the ladies games. A split opening mixed was followed by MGS taking both games in the 6th to pull the score back to 7-5 & on the brink of the visitors taking something home on the night. However, Cross Feathers went into overdrive & took the remaining 6 games to win the match 13-5 & deny MGS of any points. Fay Andrews was the POTM on the evening for winning all of her 6 games and help the team surge up the table into 2nd place, knocking MGS off their perch.

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