Division 2 Title Battle Ends All Square
The big match in Division 2 of the Crawley & Horsham League this week was between the two top teams Horsham Spinners E & Crawley Community D. Both teams had won all their matches prior to this, but with Community 10 points ahead, due to more convincing wins this was all about Bragging Rights.
Spinners got off to a great start, going 4-1 up, with Terence Rowson losing 1-3 to Neal Harris, Harry Yip beating Shane O'Brien 3-1, Oliver Michell beating Liam Cuffe 3-1, Harry beating Neal 3-1 and Terence beating Liam 3-1. The next 2 games were shared, with Ollie losing to Shane in 4 sets and Harry overcoming Liam 11-9 in the 5th, having won the first 2 games.
Spinners 5-2 up and looking good for the win. But then the fight back began with Crawley taking the last 3 matches. In game 8 Neal beat Ollie 3-0 and then Terence just missed out 11-8 in the 5th to Shane. A close 4 set doubles win for Neal & Shane over Ollie & Terence sealed a draw for the away team.
Man Of The Match 11 Year old Harry Yip with a fine treble against experienced opposition.
Honours even, both teams undefeated and the Spinners E team looking good for a second place finish, with Community the Champions Elect.
Report courtesy of Rory Scott.