Mid Lancs Week K

Report From Paul Eastham

Just a reminder that next week is the final week of scheduled fixtures (week L) but please make use of the 2 weeks set aside by the fixtures committee for rearrangements, these being w/c 12th Dec & w/c 2nd Jan and also you can make use of the preliminary cup week, w/c 5th Dec you’re not drawn in this round. I have attached the latest list of rearrangements to remind everyone of the outstanding fixtures; please notify me before the match takes place so I can fixtureslive.

This week in Division 1, Carlton A picked up 4 max points when they beat MGS C 16-2. The win puts them 14 pts above the red line as Kay Armer & Andrea Neville won all of their 6 games to be the best & help ease any relegation worries.

Hawks A took a point off the current Champs, David Lloyd. The 6-12 score line was not only the heaviest score loss for the visitors, but it was the very 1st point loss of the season. Darren Whitley was once again the MOTM, but a special mention must go out to Emily Miller, she won 5 of the 6 games won for Hawks. Sorry Andy Owen; you got a quack quack!!!!!

Tom Lowe & Lynn Hosegood from MGS B won their final pair of games 15-13 & 15-13 to help snatch the bonus point in a home fixture against St. Andrews A. The 3 points keep Andy’s in 3rd place on the tables & in the 6-12 win for the visitors, the No 1 pair consisting of Joe Steele & Lizzie Holt were the best pair on the evening as they won all of their 6 games.

Cross Feathers maintained the lead at the top of the division with an 11-7 win over MGS A. The match was all square after the levels, but the hosts took a commanding lead in the mixed; Rach Graham was the LOTM for her 6 games on the evening.

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Mid Lancs Week J

Report From Paul Eastham

This is the turnaround week of the season & in Division 1, David Lloyd beat Carlton A 16-2 to climb up into 2nd place on the tables. Clarky was statistically the best player on the night & lie just a single point behind the leaders with a match in hand.

Hawks B lost 4-14 at home to their own A team to be in very deep relegation waters. Andy Owen was the MOTM for his 6.

MGS C also lost to their own B team 5-13, as Tom Lowe & Adrian Greenwood won all their 6 games to be the best players on the evening and help the team go onto the same points on the table as their very own A team, 17.

St. Andrews A fought hard to try and topple Cross Feathers off the top of the table and at 4 all after the levels the match was looking very tight. Alesander Grigorov & Fay Andrews from Cross Feathers then won a pair in the opening mixed which was followed by a split set in the 6th before Joe Steele & Liz Holt struck back in 7th with a pair to level the match once again (7 all) In the 8th Alesander & Fay won another pair, 11-15 & 13-15 to take the score to 7-9 before Ste Andrews & Hayley Harrison won the required game in the final set to pick up the 3 points & stay at the top of the table. So, in the 8-10 win for the visitors, it was Fay who took home the LOTM award home for taking all of her 6 crucial games to help win the match.

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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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