MId Lancs Week C

Report From Paul Eastham

This week in Division 1, MGS A faced their old school rivals, St Andrews A at home… and it turned out just like old times with the hosts being beaten 6-12 and Andy’s going to the top of the table. Ashley Gibson was crowned with the MOTM award for the 2nd week on the trot for winning all of his 6 games in the No 2 slot. However, I think it might come all crashing down next week when David Lloyd visit the Leyland team for an early title clash & I would love St. Andrews to make me eat my words!

Hawks A found themselves 3-5 down after the levels when they battled against Carlton A. The opening mixed was split before an onslaught by the hosts in the remaining sets… they took 7 of the 8 games to take the match 11-7, leaving Carlton bamboozled! Andy Owen was the best player on the night, he won 5 crucial games to help turn the match around.

MGS B match against Cross Feathers….. NO CARD!!! Therefore a £10 fine winging its way to MGS as per rule 25.

Crusaders A had a tight match this week with the team they were promoted with last season, Clitheroe A. It was all square after the levels and then Sam Moss & Natalie Appleyard took a pair in the opening mixed set before Keith Ashton & Allison Leaver tied the match again by winning both games in set 6. The 7th set was split and then Pete Wright & Julie Bates won both game in the 8th to put Clitheroe 7-9 ahead. Sam & Natalie then went on for the final set and won both games 6 & 4 to earn a draw for Clayton. Sam won all his for his team & Allison won 6 for Clitheroe to be the best players on the evening.

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Mid Lancs Week B

This week in Division 1, Carlton A felt the force of an inform MGS A who took all 4 points back home with them after a 4-14 victory & the star on the evening was Jared Matthew; he won all of his 6 games to be awarded the prestidusus MOTM.

Clitheroe A drew 9-9 all at home when they hosted Hawks A. The match was extremely tight throughout & all square after the levels. This was followed by 3 split mixed sets before Andy Owen & Julie Lowe got a breakthrough in the 8th by winning a pair for Hawks to go 7-9 ahead. Damian Cooke & Julie Bates from Clitheroe managed to win the final pair of games to help share the pts on the night. Both Julies’ won 5 games each, as did Chris Foote to be the best players & Allison starred with the card!

St. Andrews A took all 4 points in a 13-5 victory over MGS B to move into 2nd place; Ashley Gibson was the MOTM for his 6.

David Lloyd thrashed Clayton Crusaders 18-0 to remind the newly promoted club why they have been the Champs for so many years & who they are dealing with! Not a single game went into double figures as statistically Darren Whitley was the best.

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Mid Lancs Week A

Report From Paul Eastham

Hi Folks, here we go again… the 2017/18 season is here & results/tables can be seen ‘live’ online at http://w.fixtureslive.com/

Thank you once again for all your prompt cards and I will update you when the handbooks are ready for distribution.

Division 1 started a week early due to the extra fixtures & the very 1st fixture of the new season was MGS A who took on newly promoted Clitheroe A at home and needless to say the visitors found their opening fixture tough losing 16-2.

St. Andrews A had a cracking opening win over last year’s runners up, Cross Feathers. The match was all square after the levels, but Andy’s powered their way through in the mixed to win 11-7; Joe Steele was crowned the 1st MOTM of the season for his 6.

Another division 1 newbie, Clayton A found their 1st match a hard pill to swallow…. They got thrashed 0-18 at home to Hawks A.

David Lloyd got off to their usual start by winning 17-1 at home against Carlton A to be the firm favourites again.

Then in week A, Carlton A turned their fortunes around when they hosted Clitheroe A. At 5-3 up after the levels, the hosts had the edge & in the mixed they built on their lead to snatch all 4 pts in a 13-5 victory: Andy Wiseman & Phil Price won all their 6.

Not surprisingly, MGS B lost 2-16 at home in their 1st match of the season to David Lloyd as Ruth Flatman was statistically the best player in the match & Tom Lowe stopped the total whitewash by winning the 2 games gained for the welcoming hosts.

St. Andrews continued with their winning start by thrashing Hawks A 18-0; Steve Taylor was stat the best & keeps the team 2nd.

Cross Feathers recovered from their 1st loss of the season by beating Crusaders A 17-1 to shoot into 3rd place on the tables; only Natalie Appleyard & Hannah Settle stopping the complete whitewash by winning the single game. Fay Andrews was statistically the best player on the evening. With just 3 weeks to go to the birth of her baby, Rachael Graham has now played in her final match for Cross Feathers & her team mates would like to wish her a ‘big good luck’. On behalf of the league, I would also like to wish her all the very best wishes & no doubt, she will be back on court very soon.

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Mid Lancs Week R

Report From Paul Eastham

In the last week of the 2016 / 17 season, Hawks B were beaten 0-18 at home by St. Andrews A who stay in 2nd place on the table with just 1 match to go…but it is against the Champs, David Lloyd. Lizzie Balmforth was statistically the best player.

David Lloyd showed MGS A why they are the current Champions by thrashing them on home turf, a massive 18-0. Darren Whitley was once again statistically the best player on the evening & MGS finish their season in 4th place on the tables.

MGS C ended their season off with a 3-15 home loss against Hawks A, who themselves finish bang in the middle of the tables. Chris Foote, Michelle Skinner & Cathy Atfield all won all of their 6 games on the evening.

Cross Feathers beat a five sided MGS B, 15-3 as Paul Maguire picked up the MOTM award for his 6 games at 3rd Men’s.

David Lloyd will probably retain the division 1 shield for the 6th year & Cross Feathers will become runners up once again.

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Mid Lancs Week Q

Report From Paul Eastham

In the penultimate week of the current season, Division 1’s, Carlton A took all 4 points off MGS B to lift themselves 5 points clear of their opponents. In the 14-4 max point win it was Phil Price & Louise Jackson who won all of their 6 to be the best.
MGS A sealed their 4th place on the tables with a 14-4 max point win at home over Hawks A; Jared Mathew & Becky Ashton won all of their 6 games to be the best pair on the evening in the No1 slot. David Lloyd next week so I expect a win guys! ?
Hawks B v David Lloyd……. Hadn’t a clue, until 3 days after the match date, so a £5 fine on the way to them as per rule 29e.
MGS C were beaten 0-18 at home by Cross Feathers who move into 3rd place on the tables looking for that runners up shield again; Hayley Harrison was statistically the best player on the night.

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Mid Lancs Week P

Report From Paul Eastham

This is the final session of the season with a couple of promotion & relegation battles to solve & this week in Division 1,   MGS A beat their own C team 14-4 to keep themselves in a solid 4th spot on the tables. Jared Matthew & Becky Ashton were the best pair on the evening, they won all their 6 games in the No 1 slot. As for the C team, its bye bye, way gone!

Hawks B were officially relegated this week when they were defeated 2-16 by Carlton A. The only players to make a dint against the visitors were Dan Porter & Lee Clayton who took the 2 games won for Hawks, but I’m afraid it’s over & out!

MGS B lost out on the bonus point in the final game of their match against Hawks A; Chris Foote & Michelle Skinner took the game 13-15 to ensure the visitors took all the 4 pts back home with them & also won 5 games each to be the best players.

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