Mid Lancs Week M

Report From Paul Eastham

In division 1 this week, Hawks B got beat 1-17 by MGS A to stay rooted in the drop zone while the visitors crept up the table.

MGS B got blown away by David Lloyd 2-16 as Clarky was statistically the best player & each MGS Lady picked up a game.

Cross Feathers beat Hawks A 15-3 to stay in a commanding position in the runners up spot on the table. Unfortunately, Hawks had 4 starred players, so Cross Feathers had 6 games in the bag before the match kicked off. Hayley Harrison was the best player on the evening, she won all of her 6 games to take home the LOTM award.

In division 2, Carlton B failed to get any points at home this week when they were defeated 5-13 by MGS C who won the last 5 games in a row to steal all of the 4 points on offer as Cheryl Parry was statistically the best player on the evening.

The Hillbilly’s hosted MGS E at the Fort & took all 4 points off the visitors in a 16-2 thrashing to leave the visitors in very murky waters in the drop zone. Karen Pye was statistically the best player in the battle at the fort this week.

MGS D managed to overcome Clayton Crusaders by 12 games to 6 but failed to get all 4 points when Azam Sharif & Gemma Wilkinson won a game in the final set 15-17 to help steal the bonus point for the visitors, but still stay firmly rooted to the foot of the division. In the 2nd Men’s game with the score tied at 16 all, 4 sets of serves when through before the home side took the game 17-16. Ric Latham won 5 games at 3rd Men’s slot to be the best on the night & help keep the team in 3rd slot.

Springfields A stayed in pole position with a fine 14-4 home win over old rivals, Clitheroe A. In the 4 point win, it was no surprise that Denzil Wates was once again the MOTM on the night to help keep the team in front by 3 clear points.

St. Andrews B won 11-7 at home to hawks C to put a serious dent to the visitor’s promotion hopes. The best pair on the evening were Fergus Munro & Janette Norris who both won 5 games each at No1 pair to help Andy’s take the 3 points.

In division 3, Clitheroe B managed to beat Hawks E 10-8 to remain in a solid 4th spot on the tables. Pete Wright was the hero on the evening, he took all of his 6 games to assist in taking the 3 points and earn himself the MOTM award.

In a thrilling match at Clayton, Mohamed Suleman & Beth Cowell from Hawks D won the very last game a nail biting 17-15 to win the tie 10-8 over the current leaders Evergreens A. The win for 2nd placed Hawks puts them just 2 points behind the visitors as both sides fought so hard to try & take the points & no overall best player in this match, as everyone chipped in.

Penwortham A lost 8-10 at home to Springfields B as Chris Porter & Jane Green won the required game in set 9 to help take the 3 points home. Dave Farrant was the best player on the night as he picked up 5 games in the very close match.

Evergreens B won their 2nd match of the season to the bottom of the table side, MGS F. The 14-4 maximum point win took the hosts out of the dreaded drop zone by a single point as Susan Bullen, Phil Barlow & Lee Wigham all picked up 6 each.


In division 4, Project 12 failed to get any points this week when they crashed out 5-13 at home to Whittle B. Tony Melling managed wo win all of his 6 games in the match to earn the MOTM award at 3rd Men’s

Flight had a home win over Preston College A and in the 12-6 win, Louise Hustler won all of her 6 games to be the LOTM & help keep the team in 3rd spot, pushing for a promotion spot. Mick Bradshaw won 5 of the 6 won by the visitors to assist in taking the bonus point to ensure the team keep well away from the dreaded drop zone.

Despite winning the last pair of games of their match, Springfields C lost 4 -14 at home to St. Andrews C which keeps the visitors in 2nd spot with the 4 point win. Darren Robinson was the hero on the night, he won all 6 to be MOTM & help set up the win which keeps the team in a strong promotion position on the tables.

Whittle A lost 4-14 at home to table toppers, Clayton Crusaders E who now go 8 points clear. Cameron Higgins & Ali Peacock were the best pair on the evening, they picked up all of their 6 games at the number 2 spot.


In division 5, Roger Johnson & Miriam Charlesworth from Brindle won the last 2 games in set 9, 15-12 & 15-11 to help earn a draw from their match against Whittle C. At 4 all, the match looked like it was gonna be close going into the mixed event when Whittle took a 4-6 lead after a setting 5th set, but the hosts fought back in the 6th, winning a pair before a split set in the 7th to keep the score tied at 7 all. In the 8th, Whittle won both in the hope of going through the winning line in the final set, but it was not to be. Olivia Brown was the LOTM on the night for Whittle, she won all of her 6 games in the No1 slot.

Mythop beat Crusaders F 12-6 to stay in a solid 3rd place on the tables as Gail Dougal won all of her 6 games at 3rd Ladies to be the LOTM on the evening, Due to a mix up in the order of play some couples had 8 games instead of the scheduled 6, now that is what I call value for money!!!! Nevertheless, the young side should be very proud on how they have done

Roger Darling & Joan Smalley from Whittle D managed to steal the bonus point from their visitors, Penwortham B in the last set of the match at St. Johns Hall. Rachael Moon & Joanne Bleasdale were the best players on the evening, they each picked up all of their 6 games to ensure that the team stopped out in pole position on the tables by 4 clear points. Simon Wynn won 5 out of the 6 games won for Whittle, but despite the bonus point won, the team still prop up the entire league.