Team : Dave, Fergus, Colin, Hannah B, Emma, Hannah P
Result: 16-2 win
Best result of the season so far, keeps the team safely in the top half of the table at the halfway point of the the fixtures. Maximums for Dave, Hannah B, Fergus and Emma, with just a minor blip in set 7 preventing a clean sheet, but we won’t go in to that. By the numbers Dave was best on the night dropping 21 points, just in front of Hannah B who dropped 22, but I have to say it was an excellent effort from Emma Dean to get 6 in just her second match for the club.
Next up: Thursday 21st of November Springfields D @ Lostock 7:15pm D3
Another difficult match in D3, this time against a good Clitheroe side. Best on the night for us was Dave Burgess who picked up 5 of the 6 games we won, and it was a great effort in the last set for him and Hannah to pick up 2 games and nab us a point. Special mention to Emma Dean who made her debut for the club, and picked up what proved to be a very useful game.
Next Up : Monday 11th of November
Flight @ Home 7:30pm D3
Team : Richard, Colin, Fergus, Zoe, Hannah B, Hannah P
Result: Won 12-6
First road trip of the season and an excellent win in the bag. Its always tough playing at All Hallows when you are used to sliding around at St Andrews, but everyone stuck at it and we got a deserved win. We started the match off with a great 7-1 lead after the levels, but the mixed sets ran out 5-5 leaving us with the same 6 game margin and a 3 point win. Zoe Watts made her D Team debut and came away with a very credible 3 games, but best on the night was Fergus with an excellent 5.
Next up: Thursday 24th of October Battledore @ Hyndburn 8:00pm D3
Team : Richard, Colin, Fergus, Hannah B, Val, Hannah P
Result: Lost 6-12
Clayton Crusaders A are looking like the team to beat in this division, they have strong players throughout and a good mixture of youth and experience. They were 5-3 up after the levels, then won the next 2 mixed sets to get to 9, a bit of a fight back got us to 9-5, but the match was lost in the next set as their top pair proved too strong. Richard and Hannah B continued to battle in the final set and grabbed a point with a great comeback win in the first game of that set. Best on the night for us was Hannah P with 4, Fergus and Hannah B got 3 each.
Next up : Wednesday 16th of October Penwortham A @ All Hallows 7:00pm D3
Team : Dave, Colin, Fergus, Hannah B, Val, Hannah P
This was the first match of a new season for the D Team stepping up to D3, and we kicked it off with an excellent 4 point win. It was 7-1 after the levels, and then 12-2 after the first 3 mixed, Springs fought back to 12-4 and a sniff of a point, but Dave and Hannah B sealed the 4 points by taking the last 2 games of the match. Best on the night was Fergus who has started with a maximum 6, Dave and Hannah P backed that up with 5 each. Big thanks to Val for making her D Team debut. Out with the old and in with the older! 😉
Next Match : Monday 30th September vs Hawks E @ Home 7:30pm D3
Team : Dave, Fergus, Colin, Hannah B, Hannah P, Helen
Result : 12 – 6 Win
This was tougher than the last time we played this team, but it was an excellent result on foreign soils. Dave and Hannah clearly like playing here as they continued where they left off at the Mixed Tournament and won all their mixed games, that gave Hannah B a maximum 6 making her top scorer. It was close at 5-3 after the levels, but 5 wins in the next 6 mixed games sealed the match. Maximum 4 points were up for grabs in the last set, but their top pair put in a good shift to grab a point back.