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.

In division 2, St. Andrews B kept their early stranglehold of being in the top slot by taking max points in a 14-4 defeat over Hawks C. Matt Green & Sarah Gradwell won all their 6 games to be the best players on the evening.

Hawks B were breezing at 7-1 up after the levels in their home match against MGS D, but the visitors fought back hard in the mixed by winning 7 of the 10 games on offer;  but it was a tad too late as Jason Loffman & Caz Grimbaldeston won the required game in the final set to take the match 10-8. Alison P Truman picked up 5 for MGS & nice to see Chris Smith back! J

MGS C kept joint top of the tables this week with a 4 point max win over Evergreens A. Dan Porter was the star on the evening, he won all of his 6 games to be awarded the MOTM.

Crusaders B recovered from last week’s defeat by taking all 4 points in a 15-3 home win over newly promoted MGS E. At 15-0 up it looked like the home side were going to trounce the visitors, but a late spurt gave MGS a mini recovery. Azam Sharif & Rachael Sides were the best pair on the evening, they won all their 6 at the No 3 slot.


In Div 3, Carlton B’s match with Hawks E was conceded by the visitors & therefore receive a £10 fine with a 1 pt deduction.

Hawks D were defeated 5-13 at home to the hillbilly’s this week & went top as Jen Tsang won all of her 6 games to be LOTM.

MGS F clocked up the first draw of the division when they hosted Clayton Crusaders C. At 5-3 up after the levels, the 1st mixed set was won by Dylan Butcher & Laura Curtis to level the match at 5 all, but MGS won the next 2 sets to go 9-5 ahead. A brave fightback again by Dylan & Laura and then Richard Langford & Chris Cochrane ensured Clayton a thrilling finale as they won both games 0-15 to take all the remaining 4 games to earn a draw & share the points on the night. Dylan was the star on the evening & is presented with the MOTM award for his match changing 6 games won that had an impact in winning 2 points.

Evergreens B managed to salvage a bonus point in their 6-12 home defeat by Clitheroe B in which Louise Burrill was LOTM.

In 4, Garstang B found themselves 3-5 down at the end of the levels when they hosted Penwortham A at the fort this week. Garstang squared the match in set 5 with David Plucknett & Fran Hellier winning both games. Alan Benningfield & Laura Heaton immediately struck back, winning the next pair for Penwortham before a split set in the 7th to leave the score at 6-8. The hosts knuckled down in the last 2 sets, winning all 4 games to take the match 10-8. Dave was the MOTM for taking all his 6 games, however it should be noted that Laura won all her 6 games for Penwortham to at least grab the bonus point.

Crusaders D found themselves on the ropes from the onset of their match with St. Andrews C, they were 2-6 down after the levels & it didn’t ease in the 1st mixed as Graham Forrest & Gill Gornall won a pair to go 2-8 ahead. Robert Langford & Esther Worthington struck back immediately in the 6th & the remaining 3 mixed sets were then split to give a final score line of 7-11.

Whittle A clocked up another loss this week with a 4-14 defeat at the hands of joint leaders, Mythop. Mark Green & Colin Chisholm won all of their 6 games for the visitors to help take the points back home to Lytham & sit in the top slot.

Whittle B recovered from their opening loss of the season when they beat Project 12, 14-4 to go into 3rd place on the tables. Both Ant Houghton & Simon Wynn won all their 6 games to be the best players & help get the max points on the night.

In division 5, Brindle had a tight match against Preston College A & were 3-5 down after the levels. In the mixed, sets 5, 6 &7 were all split to go into the 8th set 6-8 down before stalwarts, Mick & Hazel Bradshaw took both games to go through the winning tape: Steve Hudson & Amanda Berry took the remaining consolation games to make the final score 8-10. The best players on the night in this tie were Hazel & Sarah Kay; they both picked up 5 games each for College.

Preston College B managed to pull off a draw when they were 7-9 down going into the final set when they hosted Clayton Crusaders E. Dave Dunk & Jan Harrison saved the day when they won the final pair of games 12& 7 to help share the points. They were 5-3 up after the levels, but a good strong performance by Crusaders saw the take 6 of the 10 games on offer to nearly snatch a victory.  Clayton’s Will Logan was the star performer on the night; he took 5 of his 6 & lost the other 17-16!

St. Andrews D lost 6-12 at home to Evergreens C after being all square after the 6th set (6 all). Evergreens the let rip on the home side, winning all the remaining 6 games to pick up the victory & the 3 points. Pauline Charnock was the LOTM for her 6.

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