Mixed fortunes in tough league clashes

Week 12

THE first game in League One this week saw The Plume of Feathers host Casey’s. The away side took both doubles games through Gary Birch (100x2) and Nigel Turland (139, 100) followed by Dave Summerfield (100) and Luke Spence (121, 100).

Casey’s then took all five singles games with wins for Luke Spence (100x4), Chris Gay (136, 100), John Gaul (180, 140, 100), ‘Apple’ (180, 100) and Dave Summerfield (140, 100) giving Casey’s a seven games to nil success.

Game two saw The Wheatsheaf, Braunston take on The Dun Cow B. The home side took the first doubles game through Tommy Kendall (100x2) and Gavin Taylor (100) only for Troy Miller (140x2, 100) and Paul Butler (100x3) to level the match.

A win for Dave Harris (100) gave The Wheatsheaf the advantage only for Chris Archer (121, 100) to level again. ‘Swanny’ (150, 100x2) restored the lead for The Wheatsheaf only for The Dun Cow to take the final two games with wins for Troy Miller (100x2) and Paul Butler (180, 140, 100x2) giving The Dun a four games to three victory.

Game three saw The Wheatsheaf A host St James A. The away side took both doubles matches through Mick Doney (100) and Richard Denis (121, 100x2) followed by Rachel Harris (125, 100x2, 81x2, 80) and ‘Hemps’. A win for Richard Denis (140, 135) made it 3-0 only for Rachel Harris (140, 121, 100x2, 99, 98) to restore the three game advantage. Roy Osborne (121) reduced the deficit again but a win for ‘Hemps’ (110, 100) gave St James a five games to two success.

Game four saw Long Buckby FC entertain The Workers. The home side took the first doubles game with a win for Ged Berrill (100) and Ray Feasey only for Ray Jones (140, 100x2, 115f) and Taff Hartley to level the match.

A win for Ged Berrill (140, 100) gave Long Buckby the advantage only for Taff Hartley (180, 140, 100x2) to level again. Long Buckby responded by taking the next two games with wins for Iain Bow (100) and Mick Feasey (117).

Ray Jones (140, 100x3) took the final game for The Workers but it was Long Buckby who won by four games to three.

The first game in league two saw The Dun Cow A host Fridays. The home side took both doubles games through Nev Thornicroft (100) and Steve Berry followed by Keith Chapman (180) and Clive Hart (125).

The Dun Cow then took all five singles games with wins for Nev Thornicroft (120, 100), Richie Elliot (125, 116, 100), Keith Chapman (114), Richard Winn (100) and Steve Berry giving The Dun Cow B a seven games to nil victory.

Game two saw The George take on The Bowls Club. The home side took both doubles matches through Kyle Aldridge (100) and Gordon Eyles (100) followed by Andy Winters (135, 100) and Adam Cox (100).

B Gelder (100) pulled one back for The Bowls Club only for The George to take the next two games through Andy Teale (128, 125) and Andy Winters (140, 132, 100x2). A win for Malc Giles (140, 100) reduced the deficit again but a win for Kyle Aldridge (120) gave The George a five games to two success.

Game three saw St James’ Minxs take on The Wheatsheaf B, Weedon. The away side took both doubles games through Tom Babbings and Paul Marsh (121) followed by Neil Bayliss (100) and ‘H’.

The Wheatsheaf then took the first three singles games with wins for Neil Bayliss (121, 100x2), Dave Bangs (100x2) and Hayley. A win for Helen Beaumont (87, 85, 81) pulled one back for the Minxs only for Paul Marsh (100x3) to take the final game giving The Wheatsheaf a six games to one victory.

Game four saw St James B host The Con Club. The home side took both doubles games through Tony Leedham and Gavin Taylor (100x2) followed by Donna Kingston (125, 100, 81) and Willie Taylor. The Cons responded by taking the first two singles games with wins for Ray Hobrow (122) and Nick Coe (138).

A win for Tony Leedham (125, 100x2) restored the lead for St James only for Stuart Coe Snr (140, 100x2) to send the match into a deciding game where a win for Allan Taylor (140, 134) gave St James a four games to three win.

Performances of the evening go to John Gaul 180, ‘Apple’ 180, Paul Butler 180, Taff Hartley 180, Keith Chapman 180 and Ray Jones 115f.