28Nov12 Match Report






Strathallan A (4) Breakaway A (6)

Malcolm Cummings pulled back from two sets down to disappoint Strathy’s Julian Briercliffe 7/11, 9/11, 11/7, 11/3, 11/8 in their hat-trick decider which also clinched the win for top placed Breakaway. Briercliffe had earlier beaten both Mason McLarney and Darren Smethurst and then linked up with the otherwise unlucky Andy Patterson to take the doubles. Andy Horne smothered Smethurst for Strathy’s other point having failed to mesmerise McLarney and Cummings with his pimples out rubber. 

Arbory (6) Foxdale A (4)

Liam Chan was the main man for Arbory, winning all his games including the doubles with John Magnall who lost only to Marc Townsend. That was it for Arbory as Mikhail Tamarov never really recovered from his narrow 11/8, 9/11, 8/11, 11/8, 12/14 defeat by Becky Bayley and faded away against both Townsend and Will Bayley.  

Copy Shop B (4) Travellers A (6)

Travellers won their second match of the season when Gary Shilling cashed in after unexpectedly beating Ewan Watterson and went on to hook his hat-trick following wins over Sean Drewry and Danny Hamill. Paul Nelson just pipped Hamill 11/9, 11/13, 9/11, 12/10, 11/9 and also defeated Drewry11/9 at the end of five frantic sets. Chris Reynolds lost to Drewry but won his wooden spoon match against Hamill who had to be content with a doubles point shared with Watterson who had won his remaining matches.

Copy Shop A (7) Tower A (3)

Brian Crellin and Ronan McDonnell won their singles and the doubles for Copy Shop who moved to within one point of Breakaway. Tower’s Paul Callow, Tim Baker and John Callow all beat Jane Kneale who took both J.Callow and Baker to five sets.



Foxdale B (4) Tower B (6)

Mike Bayley and his Foxdale table toppers lost their unbeaten records. Paul Kozlowski conceded a marathon first leg to Bayley but bounced back to triumph 16/18, 11/8, 9/11, 11/9, 11/9 and followed up with a three sets victory over Ken Mitchell who had earlier defeated Graham McFarlane. Kozlowski was denied his hat-trick by Neil Quane but Steve Curtis stepped in with another two points for Tower, losing only to Bayley who also beat Graham McFarlane. However, McFarlane took a tense five setter against Quane and then partnered Kozlowski to perloin the decisive point in the doubles.  

Travellers C (7) Peel B (3)

Travellers C moved six points clear of the relegation zone thanks to hat-tricks from Alan Harding and Maurice Campbell. Jackie Gill gave young Vishal Patel the run around for Travellers’ final point but was beaten in four sets by the fast improving Peel pair, Matty Evans and Ashley Reid, who also excelled themselves to win the doubles 14/12, 11/8, 8/11, 11/7 against the hat-trick heroes.

Travellers B (8) Peel A (2)

Marion Forrest replaced the missing Les Wilson for Peel but found the going tough against the top-spinning Travellers who moved up to fourth place after this emphatic win. Malc Lewis prevented the white-wash, beating both Stu Douglas and Steve Ellis-Pearson. Stu Mason won his hat-trick decider with Lewis in three sets and then joined with Ellis-Pearson to win the doubles 10/12, 11/8, 11/6, 7/11, 11/8 against Lewis and the luckless Maggie Mulhern.

Salmon River Spinners (10) Tower C (0)

Nigel Beattie, Colin Barron and Tommy Cowin kept a clean sheet against bottom placed Tower who only got beyond three sets on four occasions. Mike Chapman and Margaret Forsyth both won their first sets against Barron but nothing more until they took a late set in the doubles. Dave Callow went one better but still lost 11/8, 8/11, 11/6, 5/11, 8/11 against the battling Barron.



IOM Junior Development One (1) Breakaway B (9)

Marcus Koske’s tremendous 7/11, 11/7, 11/9, 11/9 win over Aaron Faragher was an excellent effort and Liam Cooper did well to steal a set against Ben Christian. Unfortunately, Rory Bonwick could not convert perspiration into points as Chris Kewley and his table topping Breakaway colleagues didn’t loss another set in the singles or the doubles.

Peel C (1) Copy Shop D (9)

Fraser Dorling gave Peel the perfect start in a see-saw game with Kevin Drewry which ended 12/10 to Dorling. Later, Nathan Evans thought he’d also pinched a point after coming back from two sets down against Chris Aspden only to lose 8/11, 6/11, 16/14, 11/5, 12/14. George Melvin only dropped one set against two man Peel for whom Copy Shop C’s Henry Hyde made up the numbers, but his efforts didn’t count.

Travellers D (0) IOM Junior Development Two (10)  

Wael Kassim, Calvin Koske and Carl Blatcher gave Dev: Two their best result of the season beating sixth placed Travellers who were unlucky not to prevent the white-wash. Juan Moore Jnr and his father won a marathon first set in the doubles 15/17 but Blatcher and Kassim prevailed. Also, in a game that would have been fairer to end in a draw, Alex Buck missed out 9/11, 11/8, 5/11, 12/10, 10/12 against Blatcher.  

Copy Shop C (10) Fortress Management Services (0)

Second placed Copy Shop moved to within five points of Breakaway by thwarting a weakened Fortress side for which Mahmoud Hassan was missing due to work. Karen Hassan, who had become a first time aunt at 1.00a.m.that morning, began to flag after losing 11/7, 14/16, 9/11, 10/12 to young Pedro Cardoso who also defeated Pat Halliwell in five fascinating frames. Rob Sim and Malcolm Lambert capped their hat-tricks with a win in the doubles.       



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