Mid Lancs Week K

Report From Paul Eastham:

As fixture started again in 2019 the first match of the year in division 1 was MGS A v MGS C and things weren’t any easier in the New Year for the bottom of the division C team who got bear 16-2. Jared Matthew & Becky Ashton won all of their 6 games.

Hawks A got beat 7-11 at home by the leaders, Cross Feathers, who now share the top slot due to the result below. Overall, a good result for the home side who pushed the Champs to within a whisper of an upset looking at some of the close games & a 15-3 loss last time the 2 teams met. The star on the night was again Rach Graham who took all her 6 games to be the POTM.

MGS B’s match against Carlton A turned out to be a very colourful match indeed, with the building being intruded by local kids who set the fire alarm off and everyone had to clear the building while the fire brigade attended and gave the all clear. Anyway, the match started with 3 split levels sets & Carlton winning both games in the opening Ladies set to take a 3-5 early lead. The visitors then built on this in the 1st mixed set as Andy Davies & Cath Bagley won both games before a split 6th set to leave the score at 4-8. Stuart Holden & Jenny Stothard then won a pair in the 7th for MGS to claw the match back to 6-8, but Andy & Cath wrapped up the match in the 8th set by taking both games to 9 & 1. Tom Lowe & Lynn Hosegood won the final consolation games to finish the final match score at 8-10. Cath was the star on the evening; she won all her 6 to be the POTM.

Seconded place in the division, St. Andrews A had a crunch match with 3rd place team David Lloyd, but I can tell you now when I looked at the card….. I thought it was a wind up (April fools!) The final score was 18-0………. Yep, EIGHTEEN-NIL!!!   I presumed that Andy’s had been on some kind of boot camp mission over Xmas, but they well & truly thrashed them to go top of the table. Karolyn Hustler was statistically the best player on the night, as still catch my breath on the result & how this opens up the race!

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Mid Lancs Level Doubles Tournaments

Message From Mark Pallett

The Mid Lancs Level Doubles Tournaments will be taking place @ Wellfield High School, Leyland on Sunday 10th Feb 2019, starting at approx. 9.30am depending on entries. Normal entry fees of £5 per player & £4 for U18 are payable prior to that date to secure your entry.

Hope to see as many as possible on the day, Regards

Cup Results and Draw

Cup Draws

  • A Team (-100 OH) vs Hawks B (SCR) Wed the 9th of Jan @ Home
  • B Team (SCR GH)  vs Clitheroe A (-100 GH) – Mon the 7th of Jan @ Home
  • Hawks E (+20 RH) vs C Team (-30) – Tue the 8th of Jan @ Clayton
  • Preston College (-15) vs D Team (+40 RH) – Mon the 7th of Jan @ Preston College

Report From Matt Norris:

There were no preliminary matches in the Cunningham Cup this season.

Wrennall cup

MGS ‘D’ (-40) vs Clayton Crusaders ‘A’ (-40 GH)
MGS D and Clayton Crusaders A had a close match with only 5 points in it. Clayton proved to be victorious on the night with eh final score being 161 to 156. (After handicaps) Well done to Clayton Crusaders A who move on to round 1.

Phillips Cup

Mythop ‘A’ (SCR GH) vs Hawks ‘D’ (-100 GH)
Mythop A and Hawks D was another close game with only 16 points between them. Hawks D had a steep hill to climb with -100 points to start, but they kept battling till the end of the match and they managed to win with 154 to 138. (After handicaps) Well done to Hawks D who advance to the next round.

Evergreens ‘B’ (-30) vs Clayton Crusaders ‘C’ (SCR)
Evergreens B and Clayton Crusaders C was a good game. The final score ended up 158 to 201 (after handicaps). Another win for the Clayton Crusaders Club, which put all 4 of their teams through to Round 1. Well done to Clayton Crusaders C.

Bretherton cup

Penwortham ‘A’ (-100) vs St. Andrews ‘D’ (+40 RH)

Penwortham A and St. Andrews D was a really tough match for Penwortham. St. Andrews started with a 40 points and Penwortham started way down at -100. With the 140 point difference and 3 serves to 2 proved to much for Penwortham to handle and St. Andrews D came out victorious with a win of 214 to 147 after handicaps. Well done to St. Andrews D who advance to Round 1.


Mid Lancs Week J

Report From Paul Eastham

In my last report of 2018 &at the turnaround of the season Carton A got spanked by St. Andrews A 1-17 to go top of the table again for a few days. Ironically, the only time Carlton were ahead in the match was in the opening Men’s as Andy Wiseman & Lee Williams won the only game won for Carlton to stop the total whitewash. Karolyn Hustler was statistically the best player.

Hawks B got thrashed 0-18 by their own A team & shoot up the table with the 4 pts; The Stat best player was Michelle Skinner.

MGS C failed to get any points in the match against their own B team. Adrian Greenwood & Alex Mackie won all of their 6 games in the no 1 slot to be the best pair on the night with a final score of 5-13 that helps keeps the B team well out of danger.

Cross Feathers go into 2019 proudly sitting on top of the tree with a 12-6 win over MGS A. The home side had a 7-1 advantage going into the mixed and were on track to take all 4 points, but a late burst in the mixed including 3 tight mixed games won by Jared Matthew & Becky Ashton ensured that MGS robbed the bonus point. Ste Andrews won 5 to be the best player.

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Mid Lancs Week I

Report From Paul Eastham

Division 1 kicked off this week when Carlton A hosted Hawks B and beat them 15-3 to surge up the table with the 4 point max win. Andy Wiseman & Natalie Appleyard won all of their 6 games to be the best players on the night and assist in the win.

Hawks A beat poor ol’ MGS C 18-0 to rack up another whitewash; 5 in all this season! L Andy Owen was stat the best player.

MGS B were beat 4-14 at home by St. Andrews A, who ahead of the big clash below went to the top of the table for an evening. Steve Taylor, Nicki McGrath, Joe Steele & Lizzie Balmforth all won their 6 games to ease a good win out of MGS B.

The one that we have been waiting for… an early title crunching match; David Lloyd v Cross Feathers. The host won all of the Men’s as Mat Timms won all his 4 and Cross Feathers won all the Ladies & Fay Andrews won all her 4 to set up the mixed sets. The opening mixed set was split before Alan Clarkson & Ashlea Chester took David Lloyd 7-5 ahead with a pair in the 6th set. Then in the 7th, Paul Maguire & Terri-Lee Holmes won both games for Cross feather to even the match up at 7 all. Then the final 2 sets were nail-bitingly split to set up a draw and both teams shared the points on the night. Clarky won 5 for David Lloyd to stay in 3rd place & Terri-Lee won 5 for Cross Feathers to help keep them on top of the table by 2 points over St. Andrews A.

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Mid Lancs Week H

Report From Paul Eastham

In division 1 this week, Hawks A got beat 7-11 by David Lloyd who went temporarily top of the table early week by a point until CrossFeathers’ match last night. Sherya Kamath & Ruth Flatman took 5 games each to ensure the points went in the bag.

MGS B got beat by their own A team 6-12 and in the very last set it was Adrian Greenwood & Alex Mackie that won both games to help steal the bonus point from under the noses of their club mates. Jared Matthew & Rebecca Ashton won all of their 6.

St. Andrews A beat the bottom team MGS C 3-15 to stop in3rd place on the table. Liz Holt and new signing, Phil Livesey won all of their 6 games to be the best pair on the night in the No 3 slot…. And next week they get to trash MGS B! J

Cross Feathers kept the lead at the top of the table when they beat Hawks B 15-3; Fay Andrews was statistically the best player on the night….but all three Ladies won there 6 games including Hayley Harrison &Rachael Graham. Next week, it’s the Biggy as all eyes are going to be on theDavid Lloyd Tennis Centre as the ex-Champions host the current champions, Cross Feathers and what a match that is gonna be….. and I just hope I won’t be disappointed!

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