Match report written by Bob Landberger
Wingfield C and B fought out an enthralling match very much of two halves on Thursday evening,
eventually sharing the spoils as fortunes lurched this way and that. The lower-designated team
was quickly out of the blocks and raced into a 5-1 lead at the halfway point.
However, the pride ofthe Bees was not to be denied, and they fought back valiantly to snatch a draw at the death.
Peter Holland was the star for the home team, retaining his unbeaten record in his third match. He
made short work of Paul Wood and Pat Lyon, but the unfortunate Mark Leveridge took him all the
way in the fifth leg. Mark in fact went the distance in four of his five sets during the evening, only to
find himself at the wrong end of the result in each case. Earlier, Bob Landberger and Louis Wilshire
had collected hard-fought wins against Leveridge, but both succumbed to the wiles of Pat Lyon,
Louis going down 9-11 in the fifth, and the controlled, aggressive play of Paul Wood.
Landberger and Holland came back from two legs down to pinch the first doubles, whereas
Leveridge and Wood secured the second doubles without conceding a leg. Wilshire and Holland
lost the final leg of the final doubles 12-14 when victory would have secured the win for the C team.
but In truth, the draw was a fair result, even though the odds against it were considerable at the