Andover Advertiser Report 27-10-14

Despite a new line up, Tigers had an emphatic 30 – 4 win over Hanson Dolphins in Division 1. Andy Snellgrove teamed up with Eddie Schumark and Colin Sheppard to record a maximum three sets each. Andy may have got a shock when he lost the first game to Mike Cartridge 8-11, but normality was quickly re-established.

Hanson Pumas recorded a resounding 27 – 12 points win over Hanson Jaguars. Richard Fettes and Shaun Carver won three sets each ably supported with two from Danas Kairys. Danas had to work hard as both Sue Purton and Graham Audin took him to five games. Trevor Whitelock was the only winner for Jaguars.

Hanson A lost to Hanson Cougars 19 – 21, with Dan Geary and Peter Henderson taking two sets each for the A team. Andy Barnes (Cougars) kept up his 100% record winning his three.

The win was clinched for Cougars in the last match which was the doubles where ex Andover Doubles Champions Dan & Peter took on Andy & Nick George and went down 3-11, 13-11, 1-11 5-11. This is the second 5 – 5 (sets) draw in succession that Cougars have managed to turn into a slender points win.

A similar draw gave Enham a good 21 – 16 points win in Division 2 over Hanson Lions. The star for Enham was Peter Farmer with three, supported by Roy Horner with two. For Lions Jonnie Macey played well to win two and with Darren Walkom managed a 7-11, 11-9, 12-10, 4-11, 9-11 win over Peter and Patrick Baker.

ThreeD’s defeated Hanson Pidgeons 29 – 8, with Marie Dyke and Jessie Yi recording three sets each. The surprise result of the evening was the defeat of Brian Dyke by Blade Medland 12-10, 7-11, 11-4, 9-11, 9-11. Jessie was somewhat fortunate, as she was taken to five games by both Blade and Nathan Shears.

Test Valley A went down 6 – 28 to Hanson Falcons. Jason Cullip and Sarah Medland managed three apiece for Falcons. Falcon’s Cameron Langdown (who recently discovered his eyesight is impaired) showed great improvement when beating Jill Cook 16-14, 11-6, 5-11 11-9 and then just failing against Sarah 5-11, 11-8, 6-11 11-6 9-11. Isabelle Woodfield also improved to take a game off Jason, so their team can look forward to better results as the season enfolds.  

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