New and Fixtures

Only the A Team won last time out, the D Team drew, but the B and C both lost. This week we have postponed the matches on Monday as they clash with Bonfire night at Worden Park. Juniors is cancelled for the same reason, back next week. Only the C Team have a match.

Don’t forget about the Mid Lancs Mixed Doubles Tournament on the 18th of November. Entries for that need to be in ASAP

Monday 5th of November
Postponed: B Team vs Carlton B
Postponed: D Team vs Brindle
Cancelled: Juniors

Wednesday 7th of November
Club Night  7:30pm on wards

Thursday 8th of November
C Team vs Clayton C @ Wellfield 7:30pm D3

Mid Lancs Week F

Message From Paul Eastham

Division 1 kicked off this week when Carlton A hosted MGS A, but unfortunately didn’t muster any points from the match as the hosts went home with all 4 in 4-14 victory. Jen Rigby & Rebecca Ashton won all of their 6 to help the team win maximum points.

Hawks B got beat 3-15 at home by the leaders of the division, St. Andrews A; Liz Holt was the POTM on the night for taking all 6.

MGS B got beat 5-13 at home by David Lloyd who stay in a very stable 3rd place on the table. Alan Clarkson & Jenny Salisbury won 6 games each to help the team get max points on the evening.

Cross Feathers didn’t mess around with visitors, MGS C… they thrashed them 18-0 to show them why they are the current Champions of the league. Hayley Harrison was statistically the best player on the night & they move joint top of the table.

In division 2, St. Andrews B got thrashed 1-17 at home by the leaders, Clitheroe A; only Amit Patel & Karolyn Hustler winning the 1 game in the opening mixed set stopped the complete whitewash. Clitheroe have taken max pts in all of their 5 matches to remain the only team in the league this season not to have dropped a single point. Jess Portas was stat the best player.

The hillbilly’s were at the fort this week as they hosted a five sided Evergreens A and they made the most of the situation by winning the match 13-5. Two split Men’s sets, Evergreen’s taking a pair in the only Ladies set played & in the mixed Garstang powered their way through the remaining sets to lift themselves off the bottom of the table at the expense of their opponents.

MGS D took on Clayton Crusaders B in a match that saw them take all 4 points, but only just! After being 6-2 up after the levels, the mixed started with 3 sets being split before winning the last 4 games in a row including a final game score of 17-14 to Matt Seddon & Cheryl Parry who won all of their 6 games to help win the maximum 4 points & put the team in a healthy 4th place.

Clayton A took advantage of St Andy’s loss and move up into joint 2nd place with them when they beat Hawks C 12-6. In the match, there were 2 best players who won all of their 6 games and they were Azam Sharif & Neil Addison-Jones.

In 3, Mythop A hosted Clayton D and I got another ‘Spooktacular’ off Pauline again this week… “The Mythop baker flew back on her broomstick from Mont Orqueil Castle this Halloween week to try & cast a spell on Clayton Crusaders D. Fiendish Fancies & Skull Bites were needed to boost the “Coffin” Break after Mythop quickly ghosted 7/1 up in the level doubles.   Jade Thornhill & Chris Cochrane of CC winning the first ladies game after a Zombie start by Mythop. CC served up their own trick or treat in game 7 to split the mixed with their ghoulish brew! Young Ben Taylor for CC playing in his debut season showed plenty of spirit but was held spellbound by the spooky bats of Mythop’s Jason Lydon & Chris Porter who were the best phantoms on the night” winning all of their 6 games. Final score 16/2 to Mythop. 

Bugs & Hisses!  Pauline.

Clitheroe B took all 4 points as MGS E couldn’t raise a team and had to concede the match. (£10 fine & a point deduction)

Hawks D kept in joint pole position with a 13-5 home win over St. Andrews C. After a shaky start, losing the opening Men’s set, the hosts won the rest of the games to be 6-2 up going into the mixed. An opening split mixed set, Hawks won the next 4 games to go 11-3 ahead and win the game before Fergus & Julie Munro won a pair to give Andy’s a glimmer of hope of a bonus point. But in the final set, Ian Hayhurst & Maxine Watson wrapped up the match and the maximum points with a 5 & 4 win. Jane Tighe was the POTM on the night as she won all of her 6 games in the No 3 Ladies spot.

Crusaders C won their 2nd match of the season when they beat Hawks E 11-7 to clay themselves away from the dreaded drop zone. Scott Wilkinson (who won 4 games in setting) & Katy Dutton both won 5 games each to assist in the 3 point win.

Evergreens B won their match this week 11-7 over opponents, Garstang B. The handy 3 points leapfrogs them over their rivals into 4th place on the tables as next week Evergreens host the joint leaders, Clitheroe & Garstang play joint leaders Hawks D.

In division 4, Brindle got beat 3-15 at home by visitors Mythop B as Mark Green & Julie Bennett won all of their 6 games to be the best pair on the evening and help the team move into 3rd place with the 4 point max win.

St.  Andrews D had a tight match with Whittle this week as they found themselves all square with their opponents after the level doubles. A split opening mixed set to keep the scores even was followed by Simon Wynn & Jackie Harnby winning a pair in the 6th to take Whittle 5-7 ahead. Phil Newsome & Emma Ryding bolted into action to win both in set 7 to even the score again, but in the 8th, Gary Richardson & Karen Butler won both to take Whittle 7-9 ahead again & on the verge of victory. In the final nail-biting set, Seb Curry & Jane Godsland won both games to 14 & 7 to earn a draw for St. Andrews as Jane won 5 games to be the best home player & Gary won 5 of his games to be the best player on the night for Whittle & help them move into joint 2nd.

Project 12 hosted Penwortham B and thrashed them 16-2 to surge up the table with the 4 point win, only Dave Jackson & Lois Moleny stopping the total whitewash with winning the 2 games for Penwortham. J Wright & S Coultas won all of their 6 games.

On Halloween night, some spooky going’s on took place at All Hallows when a ghastly Penwortham A took on a ghoulish Preston College in a ‘Batington’ match! The Ladies from both teams decided to dress up in costumes for mischievous night…. but the Gents decided to be themselves… which was scarier???? After lots of ‘batting’ around, the hosts run out 17-1 winners with Mick & Hazel Bradshaw winning the one game to stop the total whitewash. Penwortham remain at the top of the table, 4 points clear with a match in hand as Laura Heaton was statistically the best player on the spooktacular evening.


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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