Match Report

 Report by Bob Landberger

 

Wingfield C returned to winning ways with an 8-4 victory over Cyclones in a fixture rearranged from the first half of the season. Cyclones were in no mood to buckle as Mark Sharratt gave them a lead in the opener, defeating Louis Wilshire in five. The match then see-sawed this way and that for the first half, as the home team took the next two, only for Cyclones to restore their lead at 3-2. Bob Landberger and John Lubugumu maintained their long tradition of cagey, closely-fought five-leg matches, Landberger just edging it this time, 11-9 in the fifth, with points scored identical, 46 for each player. 

 

Peter Holland was player-of-the-match as he collected yet another maxi, although he didn’t have things all his own way, having to come back from 1-2 down in his opening set against Doug Morgan and conceding a leg to Sharratt. Thereafter, Morgan took a leg from both Wilshire and Landberger, but ended up as the only player on the night with little, other than a share in the opening doubles victory, to show for his efforts. 

 

The second half went almost entirely the way of the home side, the only defeat being inflicted by Sharratt on Landberger, again in the fifth, and again with the points being exactly split, this time 47 each! Two doubles victories to the home side made the score appear somewhat more emphatic than perhaps it deserved to be, as there was only one set which was decided in three straight. The result leaves Wingfield C occupying fourth place, but looking warily over their shoulders at the teams with a match in hand and not many points behind! 

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