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Message From Jennifer Clough:
MGS, Hawks & St Andrews Win! Three entertaining matches saw MGS D, Hawks D and St Andrews E win the cup finals last Thursday night at Clayton Green.
In the Cunningham Cup, David Lloyd B and MGS D had a close fought match throughout with David Lloyd gradually eating away at the 80 point handicap advantage of MGS until, after 7 games, they were only 12 points apart. MGS though kept up the pressure in the last 2 games and won by just 16 points!
The Wrennall Cup saw Brindle A take on Hawks D. Brindle A had only a 20 point handicap difference but in a challenge for the umpires they also had 5 serves! This match saw some of the closest games of the night including Les Halton & Selina Walton (Brindle) and Dave Sherrington & Beth Cowell (Hawks) ending 14-15 and 15-14. Hawks handled the pressure well, gradually stacking up the points throughout and although Brindle kept going, Hawks ran out winners by 60 points.
St Andrews E took on Brindle B in the Phillips Cup final with Brindle giving Andrews a 50 point start and a couple of serves. This match was played with a really good atmosphere thanks to the teams themselves and the many supporters who turned out. Brindle put up a good fight but St Andrews (Sam Pattison, Lucy Halsall, Stuart Grice, Katie Burgess, Josh Robinson and Lily Simmons) played really well and won a comprehensive and well deserved victory.
The official results (after points are added/deducted):
- Cunningham Cup – David Lloyd B – 209 points v MGS D – 225 points
- Wrennall Cup – Brindle A – 202 points v Hawks D – 262 points
- Phillips Cup – Brindle B – 117 points v St Andrews E – 296 points
I’d like to thank the supporters who came along and the teams themselves for making a great cup final atmosphere. Thanks as always go to the handicap committee for their efforts at the start and during the season and to Yunus and all the umpires/service judges for finals night. I hope everyone enjoyed the games. Hope to see you at the dinner.
Jennifer (Cup Match Secretary)