Mid Lancs Week R

Report From Pirate Paul Eastman

In division 1 this week, Carlton A took on relegation buddies, MGS B and at the turn around found themselves going into the mixed at 5-3 up. Then in the mixed, the hosts powered ahead with winning 8 of the 10 games on offer for a convincing 13-5 win to take all 4 points and leave their rivals firmly at the foot, 8 points adrift of them. Andrew Davis was the POTM for taking all 6. St. Andrews A beat Hawks A 13-5 to stay on top of the top of the table by 3 points over their closest rivals, Cross Feathers. Joe Steele & Liz Holt won all of their 6 games to be the best pair on the evening; however, Steve  Taylor & Nicki McGrath won the final game of the match 15-13 to help snatch the crucial bonus point that could make the difference at the day of reckoning! Cross Feathers beat MGS A, 15-3 to remain in 2nd place on the tables, 3 points adrift of St. Andrews, with a match in hand. Fay Andrews was statistically the best player on the night in the 3rd Ladies slot on the card.

In division 2 Carlton B sunk into deeper trouble when they got beat 3-15 at home by St. Andrews B who with the 4 points themselves move away from the danger area. Amit Patel & Karolyn Hustler won all of their 6 games to be the best pair. Clitheroe A beat Hawks C 15-3 to stay joint top of the table with MGS C but their rivals still have 2 matches in hand; one of those being when the two teams clash in 2 weeks time. Allison Leaver was the POTM on the evening for winning all of her 6. Hawks B beat MGS D 16-2 to remain in 3rd place on the tables as their opponents future hangs in the balance being in the drop zone at the bottom. Roger Leigh 7 Emily Dainty took all of their 6 games to be the best players on the night. MGS C beat Clayton Crusaders A, 16-2 to remain joint 1st with Clitheroe A. Statistically, Tome Lowe was the best player on the night, he conceded just 17 points, which included 3 eggs. Matt drew the keys out for the basement again, he lost the 2 games.

In division 3, Hawks D had a tight match this week when they hosted the ‘in form’ Garstang A. The level sets were all shared by each team winning a pair of Men’s & Ladies before Stuart Smerdon & Serena Hindle won a pair in the opening mixed set to take the hillbilly’s a 4-6 lead. Then in the 6th set, Anne & Graham Robinson struck back for Hawks by winning both games to square the match. Tim Shipway & Steph Tsang took Garstang 6-8 ahead again by winning a pair in the 7th, before Graham & Anne again won another pair in the 8th to set up an 8 all classic. In the final set, Tim & Steph took both games to win the match for Garstang & they went home back up the M6 with 3 great points in the bag and still in a solid 3rd place on the tables. Steph was the best player for Garstang, she won all her 6 games and Graham also won his 6 despite being on the losing side. Clayton Crusaders B won 15-3 at home to Clitheroe B, but the result is in dispute. Leaders of the division, Evergreens A beat the bottom team, Mythop A, 13-5 to remain firm favourites to lift the shield with the maximum 4 points on offer; Sharon Mullholland won all of her 6 games to be the best player on the evening. Up next week is Evergreens v Clayton in what must be billed as ‘the’ title deciding match & not forgetting, Garstang will be looking at the result!

In division 4, St. Andrews C St Andrews C beat Hawks E, 12-6 to ensure that the gap between the 2 teams was enough to ease any relegation worries. Jane Godsland was the POTM on the night, she won all her 6 games in the No 1 pairing slot. Garstang B had a cracking match this week against the leaders of the division, Clayton Crusaders C and the match score stood at 4 all after the levels. Then in the mixed, you still couldn’t split the teams as the first 3 sets were shared, until the 8th set when Sam Gorrell & Laura Curtis broke the deadlock & won a pair to take Clayton into a 7-9 lead to set up a nail-biting finale. Then in the final set, Lee Meakin & Jane Gray won both games 12 & 5 to draw the match & pull off a cracking draw against the leaders. The result still keeps Garstang in a very good 3rd place on the table with a very good chance of snatching promotion. Penwortham A had a cracking 12-6 win over Project 12, which included Rory Parkinson & Rachael Moon winning the final game of the match to snatch the bonus point. Caroline Coxon was statistically the best player on the night. Clayton Crusaders D lost 5-13 to Evergreens B who with the 4 max pts took advantage of the above result & go into joint 1st place on the table. The POTM was Captain, Phil Barlow, he won all of his 6  to give the team a real chance of promotion.

In division 5, with just 2 points separating the teams in 3rd & 4th place respectfully, Brindle took on St Andrews D in a classic match at St Mary’s College. The hosts were immediately on the ropes in the levels as Karen Winstone took all her 4 Ladies for Andy’s to give the visitors a 2-6 lead. A split opening mixed set then saw Philip Newsome & Karen win a pair in the 6th to take the score to 3-9. Then in a magical comeback, Brindle won all of the remaining 6 games to pull off a terrific draw to share the pts on the evening. Karen was the POTM for winning all her 6 games in the No 3 slot as the teams stay status quo on the tables. Preston College remain in 2nd when they won 14-4 over a five sided Whittle who remain fully rooted to the foot of the table. A 5 sided Evergreens C lost 2-16 to Penwortham B who go level with them with the 4 pts. Dave Jackson was POTM with his 6.

DON’T FORGET, ALL THE FIXTURES, TIMES, HALL INFO, RESULTS AND LIVE TABLES ARE ON FIXTURESLIVE.

Paul. Sent from my iPhone

New and Fixtures

After a week off last week, all teams are back in action.

Monday 17th of February
B Team vs Carlton A @ Leyland St Marys 7:30pm D2
C Team vs Hawks E @ Home 7:30pm D4
D Team vs Brindle @ Leyland St Marys 7:30pm D5

Wednesday 19th of February
A Team vs Hawks A @ Home 7:30pm D1
Shared Club Night 7:30pm onward

Good Luck to everyone taking part in matches this week.

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Report From Paul Eastham

In division 1 the ‘old school’ met this week when MGS A hosted St. Andrews A, but it wasn’t an old school result! The final score was 4-14 to the visitors who took all 4 pts to remain at the top of the table; Joe Steele & Nicki McGrath won all of their 6 games. Hawks A had a fine 13-5 win over a five sided David Lloyd & with the 4 pts move level with them.  MGS B got beat 2-16 this week by leaders, Cross Feathers to remain rooted to the foot of the table. Ste Andrews & Hayley Harrison won all of their 6 games to be the best pair on the night & remain 3 pts from pole position with a match in hand.

In division 2, St. Andrews B lost 4-14 to Hawks B as Chris Hoyle & Lee Clayton won all of their 6 games to be the best players. Hawks C moved into joint 4th place with a 12-6 win over bottom team, Carlton B. Paul Smith & Joanne Richardson won a game in the final set to rob Hawks of the bonus point. Maxine Watson took all of her 6 games to be the POTM on the evening. MGS D got beat 4-14 by their own C team this week to stay dangerously in the drop zone; however the C team’s fortunes look bright, as they remain at the top of the table with a match in hand. Beth Andrew & Helen Blakeley won all of their 6 games to be the best players on the night; Ash was the MVP for the Men’s & handed over the keys to Tom who moved into the basement. Clayton Crusaders A came up against the joint leaders of the division, Clitheroe A and went on the ropes in the levels as Aqsa Adam took all of her 4 Ladies to help the visitors go into 2-6 lead. The opening 2 mixed sets were split before Clitheroe went into overdrive and won the next 2 sets to win the match; however the final set was all to play for as the bonus point was up for grabs as the score stood at 4-12. Matt Cole & Jess Portas took the 1st game to ensure the full 4 points went back home to Clitheroe. Final score, 5-13 as Jess & Aqsa won 5 games each to be the best players & the team remain in joint 1st with MGS C.

In division 3, Mythop A got beat 1-17 at home to 2nd place team, Clayton B who keep on target for promotion with the 4 points. Clitheroe B had a tight match this week when they played Hawks D at home and were 5-3 up at the end of the levels. A split set in the opener was followed by Pete Wright & Gill Fourie winning a pair in the 6th to go 8-4 ahead. Graham & Anne Robinson won both in set 7 before a split set in the 8th to set up a nail-biting finale as the score stood at 9-7. In that final set, Graham & Anne won both games 13-15 & 11-15 to help draw the match for Hawks. Pete & Gill were the best players for taking 5 games. For the 3rd week in a row, the hillbilly’s were back at the fort and this week’s victims were MGS E. They got off to another cracking start in the levels, going 6-2 up & Tim Shipway took all his 4 Men’s. Ben Yau & Sarah Woodhouse won the opening mixed set to pull the score back to 6-4, but Garstang won the next 4 games in a row to win the match. Final score was 12-6 as Ben & Sarah took a pair in the 8th to snatch the bonus point; Tim was the POTM on the night for taking all of his 6 games.

In 4, Hawks E moved into the dizzy heights of 4th place on the table when they won 15-3 over a 5 sided Crusaders D & the best player on the night was Dave Sherrington, he won 5 games, narrowly missing out on taking all 6 by losing a setting game 14-17.  Project 12 hosted Garstang B, but lost 1-17 as Paul Whitehouse & Sarah Coultas won a game in the final set to stop the total whitewash. With the 4 pt win, Garstang stay in a solid 3rd place just below a promotion spot; Emma Gilfoyle was stat the best. Top of the table team, Clayton Crusaders C won their home match this week against St. Andrews C but they didn’t have it easy in the opening sets of the match as the hosts found themselves 3-5 down in the levels as Jane Godsland took all of her 4 Ladies games. Sam Gorrell & Laura Curtis won both games in the opening mixed set to level the match before a split 6th set. Then it was time for the leaders to put their foot on the pedal, as the ripped through the next 6 games for a final score of 12-6. Sam was the POTM on the night for winning all his 6 games & help the team win the match albeit they dropped the bonus point. Their lead is now shaved to just 2 points over Evergreens, but they have a match in hand and their next match is against Garstang B, who themselves are in with a massive shout of promotion, so that match is going to be an absolute corker!!!!   Evergreens B had a fine 14-4 home win over Penwortham A to remain in 2nd place on the tables & with the 4 max pts, they still stand a very good chance of gaining promotion. Phil Barlow & Julian Pilling won all of their 6 games to be the best players.

In division 5, a five sided Whittle lost 6-12 at home to Evergreens C and Simon Wynn won 5 of the 6 took for the hosts! Penwortham B had a tight match this week when they hosted Brindle and found themselves on the ropes after the levels when Dave Burridge took all his 4 Men’s to assist the visitors going into a 3-5 lead. The opening mixed set was split before Dave Jackson & Rachael Moon took a pair in the 6th set to level the match and then in the 7th, Les Halton & Amanda Berry took Brindle back into an 6-8 lead when they took both games. In the 8th Set, Dave & Rachael split against Nick Fish & Linda Kozera to set up a nail-biting final set as the score stood at 7-9. In that final set, Ian Turner & Cathryn Jackson held their nerve for Penwortham & took both games 6 & 12 to help draw the match. Rachael was the best player on the night, she took 5 games.

DON’T FORGET, ALL THE FIXTURES, TIMES, HALL INFO, RESULTS AND LIVE TABLES ARE ON FIXTURESLIVE.

Paul. 

Level Doubles Tournaments 9.02.20

You have until Tomorrow (Wednesday the 5th of Feb) to get your entries in. Anyone who is registered to play in the league is welcome to enter.

Entry Form

Message From Mark Pallett
 
Hi All
 
Apologies for late notification of the upcoming Handicap Level Tournament, which will be held on Sunday 9th Feb @ Wellfield High School, Times will probably commence in the morning (9.30/ 10 am ish) & ladies around lunchtime TBC.
Attached is the entry form, blank but entries will be accepted as usual via e-mail, phone etc, cost still £5 per player (except juniors £4). Entries will be accepted upto Wed 5.02.20.
 
Hope to see you there
 
Mark

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Report From Paul Eastham

In division 1 this week, Hawks A hosted MGS A and found themselves 5-3 up after the levels including Elaine Danson picking up all of her 4 Ladies games. In the opening mixed sets, Hawks’ score climbed up to 9-3 as Nick Hodgson & Katie Dixon Turner won both in set 5 followed by another pair in the 6th by Andy Owen & Michelle Skinner. Oli Hives & Jen Rigby pulled a couple back for MGS in the 7th set, but a split 8th took the hosts over the finishing line followed by another pair in the final set by Nick & Katie. Final score, 11-7 as Katie won the POTM for all her 6 games & the win puts them a massive 16 pts clear of the drop zone. St Andrews A beat MGS B 16-2 to go top of the table once again as Cross Feathers have no match this week. Steve Taylor and Nicki McGrath were both statistically the best pair on the night to assist them to go into the top spot. David Lloyd beat Carlton A 12-6 to stay in a solid 4th place on the table, but dropped the bonus point as Andy Davies & Wendy Higgin took the required game in set 8 off Clarky & Joanna Holt. Andy Wiseman conceded 3 games due to feeling unwell.

In division 2, Carlton B got beat 1-16 at home by Hawks B as Lee Clayton & Emily Dainty won all of their 6 games to be the MVP’s. Clitheroe A maintained joint spot when they beat MGS D, 16-2. Tyler Allen & Andy Duggen won the opening 2 Men’s games to stop the total whitewash as Jess Portas was statistically the best player on the night. Hawks C had a cracking 12-6 win over Clayton Crusaders A to assist their relegation fears. Rob Oakes & Ali Peacock took the very last game to steal the vital bonus point, but the POTM on the night was Kelly Anderson, she won all of her 6 games. MGS C made light work of Andrews B they thrashed them 18-0 to keep in joint 1st place; not a single game went into double figures. Caroline Andrew was statistically the best player; Tom was the MVP for the Men’s and Ash moved into the basement.

In division 3, the hillbilly’s were back at the fort again and this weeks victims were leaders of the division, Evergreens A. The hosts got off to a cracking start as Tim Shipway took all of his 4 Men’s to assist in shooting Garstang into a 7-1 lead. A split opening mixed set was followed by Stuart Smerdon & Karen Pye taking a pair in the 6th set to win the match. Garstang piled on more misery on the leaders to eventually run out 14-4 winners to grab all 4 pts in a cracking home win that saw Evergreen’s lose their very 1st match of the season. The result keeps Garstang in a very threatening 3rd place & the POTM was Tim, he won all of his 6 games. MGS E had a fine 11-7 win over the team above them on the tables, Clitheroe B. They got off to a 5-3 start in the levels before building a 7-3 lead when James Dewolf & Sarah Woodhouse won the opening mixed set. Darryl H Smith & Lauren Davis pulled a couple back for Clitheroe in set 6 before 2 split sets in 7 and 8 for a 9-7 score-line. In the final set James & Sarah won both games 17-14 & 15-2 to wrap up the match at 11-7. James & Sarah won all of their 6 to assist in the win and be the best players. Clayton Crusaders B got off to a 5-3 start in the levels against opponents, Hawks D; Dylan Butcher won all of his 4 Men’s. Irv & Gail Monk took a pair in the opening mixed set to square the match before Victor Chow & Katy Dutton won both in set 6 to take Clayton back into a 7-5 lead. A split set was followed by Victor & Katy winning both games again in set 8 to win the match. Final score was 10-8 to Clayton as Victor took home the POTM award for winning all of his 6 games & help the team stay in 2nd place.

In division 4, St. Andrews C hosted Project 12 this week and despite the point’s difference at the foot of the table, the visitors put up a good fight. St. Andrews trounced them in the levels, going 7-1 up which included Emma Ryding winning all of her 4 Ladies. A tight opening mixed set was split followed by Paul Whitehouse & Sarah Coultas winning a pair in set 6 to pull the score back to 8-4. A split 7th set took Andy’s on the verge, but set 8 was won by Jon Jackson & Katt Platt winning a pair to claw the score back to 9-7. In the final set, Graham Forrest & Jane Godsland won both games to 10 & 13 to take Andy’s over the line for the win. In the 11-7 win, Jane won 5 games to be the best player & help the team move 15 pts clear of their opponents. Garstang B had a tight match this week when they hosted joint leaders, Evergreens B and got off to a 5-3 lead in the levels sets. Tony Augustyniak & Emily Milner won the opening mixed set to square the match before Lee Meakin & Emma Gilfoyle took both in set 6 to take Garstang back into 7-5 lead. Set 7 was split before Lee & Emma wrapped the win by winning both games in set 8 and Evergreens took the last pair for a score-line of 10-8. Emma won all her 6 to assist in the cracking win over the leaders. Hawks E got beat 1-17 at home by the leaders of the division, Clayton Crusaders C; only Dave Sherrington & Marian Bamber winning the single game to stop the total whitewash; however the score, I believe does not reflect how close the games were. Clayton Crusaders D v Penwortham A………………. No card at time of report being published.

In division 5, Brindle gave the leaders of the division, Mythop B a good run for their money despite getting off to a bad start in the levels by winning just 2 Men’s games for a 2-6 score as Helena Lemper took all of her 4 Ladies games. In the opening mixed set, Nick Fish & Linda Kozera won a pair for Brindle before 2 split sets for a 6-8 score-line. In the 8th Mark Green & Wan Desmond took both games for Mythop to win the match before Nick & Linda won the final games in the 9th set for a very respectable 8-10 result. Nick won 5 for Brindle and Helena won 5 for Mythop to assist in the win and take the team a massive 14 points clear. Preston College had a tight match this week when they hosted St. Andrews D and they were on the ropes in the Levels as the visitors went 2-6 up when Phil Newsome won all his 4 Men’s games. Then in the mixed, College squared the match when Mick & Hazel Bradshaw won a pair in set 5 and then Dave Dunk & Janet Keys won both in set 6. In the 7th set, Matt Barton & Anne Ashworth won both to take Andy’s back into the lead at 6-8 when they won both games. In set 8, Dave & Janet won a pair to set up an 8 all classic in which Mick & Hazel won both games to win the match 10-8 for College. Hazel & Janet won 5 games each. Penwortham B beat a five sided Whittle, 13-5 to take all 4 points and leave their opponents rooted to the foot of the table.

Paul. 

Cup Final Draws

Not that we have any interest, but maybe you can say you got knocked out by a finalist!

Cup Draws Finals 

The league will provide all the shuttles and score cards. Good luck to all the teams taking part!

Cunningham Cup – Clayton Green – Tuesday 11th February  
MGS ‘A’ (-70GH) vs Hawks ‘A’ (-50GH)

Wrennall Cup – Leyland St. Marys HS – Wednesday 12th February
MGS ‘C’ (-100GH) vs Carlton ‘B’ (+20)

Philips Cup – Clayton Green – Tuesday 11th February 
Clitheroe ‘B’ (-40GH) vs Clayton ‘B’ (-80GH)

Bretherton Cup – Wellfield HS – Thursday 13th February
Clayton ‘C’ (-100) vs Clayton ‘D’ (-50GH)

D5 Cup – Wellfield HS – Thursday 13th February
Brindle (-20) vs Evergreens ‘C’ (-60)