DALLAM MAKE DASH FOR PROMOTION
Dallam C’s promotion aspirations in Division 2 of the Kendal and District League received a major boost this week, as they pummelled Grayrigg A 8-2 to open up an 8-point cushion in second place.
Dallam C’s seventh win of the campaign started off shakily, as they crept into a narrow 3-2 lead courtesy of Elliot Webster’s 3-0 and 3-1 victories against Doug Baxter and Olly Philpott-Smith respectively. Ben Dixon and Baxter forged strong resistance for Grayrigg, as they both disposed of Zak Crosby McCann.
Moving into the second period of the tie, Dallam took the encounter by the scruff of the neck, when Webster and Norman Philbey snatched all three wins, in addition to Crosby-McCann’s four set success against Philpott-Smith to confirm the 8-2 triumph.
Burton D are positioned just outside the promotion places in fourth place, thanks to a 6-4 victory away at Dent A. Burton had Bryan Rhodes to thank for their fifth win of the season, as he earned three victories in addition to Shelley Rhodes’s double triumphs against Peter Hawley and Danny Smith. Dent’s points came courtesy of Steve Hawley’s two wins against Shelley Rhodes and Daniel Herd, adding to Peter Hawley’s win also against Herd and victory in the doubles.
In Division 3, Dallam E continue to head the table and look like clear favourites for the title, with a huge 78- point cushion at the summit of the table.
Dent B are showing their promotion credentials in second place, despite losing 21-19 against Burton F. Brian Gourlay remained unbeaten for Burton, while he was ably supported by team-mates Lynne Herd and Matthew Holden, who won two games apiece. Dent’s points came courtesy of Danny Smith’s brace of victories against Holden and Herd, adding to a late win in the doubles.
At the relegation end of the table in Division 3, Grayrigg B and Natland D occupy the bottom two places.