CUP FINALS 17TH APRIL 2017
Rothborough “A” 22 M Watts (+6) 6/6, H Watts (+5) 6/6, Smith (+5) 7/5, H Watts/Smith (+5) 3/1 Higham 18 Bashford (+1) 6/6, Elliott (SCR) 4/8, Nannery (+2) 7/5, Elliott/Bashford (SCR) 1/3.
Rothborough “A” came from twice behind to take the lead in game nine and clinched victory in the doubles to lift the Millman Salver. Richard Bashford won the opener 3/1 against Martin Watts but sister Helen immediately levelled against Richard Elliott. The next four games were shared 2/2 tying the scores at twelve points each after six rubbers had been played. Mark Nannery restored Higham’s lead in game seven defeating Helen Watts 3/1. Sean Smith again put Rothborough level with a 3/1 win over previously unbeaten Bashford. Martin Watts then accounted for Richard Elliott 3/1 to give Rothborough the lead for the first time and Helen Watts and Smith clinched the tie 22/18 taking the doubles 3/1 against Elliott and Bashford.
Corby Smash “C” 7 P Hillery (+8) 2, L Hillery (+8) 2, T Hillery (+9) 3 Corby Smash “B” 2 S Wilson (SCR), Michalski (+8).
2nd Division winners Corby Smash “B” met club mates and 3rd Division winners Smash “C” in the Borough Trophy final to decide which Corby Smash team would complete a League and Cup double. Sam Wilson gave Smash “B” the lead defeating Peter Hillery 21-16, 25-23 and Tyler Hillery levelled the scores with an 18-21, 22-20, 21-18 victory over James Lock. Andy Michalski restored Smash “B’s” lead with a 21-18, 21-15 success over Lewis Hillery. The Hillery brothers then took control of the match taking the remaining six rubbers for a convincing 7-2 victory. Smash “C” captain Tyler Hillery took the honour of being star player completing his treble with victories over Wilson 21-6, 21-11 and Michalski 23-21, 22-20.
SHIRLEY EVERARD POINTS CUP;
Westfield “C” (SCR) 374 Rushton 125/106, Hobbs 126/82, Wildman 123/17 Thrapston Falcons (+170) 475 Baldock 89/124, Payne 115/125, Beard 101/125.
1st Division Thrapston Falcons trio Ian Baldock, Nigel Payne and Trevor Beard played well above their league form and rankings in their easy 475-374 victory over premier division Westfield “C”. Westfield “C” were under pressure from the start and only managed to reduce the starting handicap by fifteen points after the opening three singles. Nigel Payne was Falcon’s star player and only dropped ten points in his three singles and Trevor Beard was also in top form only dropping twenty-four points. Westfield captain Steve Hobbs came close to achieving the handicapper’s target but team mates Matt Rushton and Sam Wildman were both sadly out of form. Wildman dropped an end to Baldock, Beard and Payne with Rushton also losing an end to Beard. Such was Falcon’s dominance the match was done and dusted by game seven.