Nat West took an early lead with Chris beating Neil and Andrew beating Johnny. Then Tony came to the table to play Pete and foretold what would happen thereon in and sure enough the tide turned, and Pete won a very close five legger to bring Castaways onto the scoresheet.
Johnny the made up for his first loss by offering Chris no quarter winning three straight, at a canter. Tony then made amends for his first loss by beating Neil in four to bring it back to 3-2 but that was as good as it got with the scoresheet not troubled with another Nat West win.
Pete lost his opening leg to Andrew but then won the next three; Johnny had an epic match with Tony winning in five; Pete returned to show he had no issues with Chris’s defensive style winning three straight; and Neil finished the singles off with a three straight win over Andrew.
The doubles was a tense affair in places but Pete and Johnny proved too strong for Andrew and Tony, winning in four.
So Castaways manage a good win but not enough to go back to the top of the table with Morpeth A having already racked up a 9-1 win over Treasury B who had a fairly weak team out – interestingly Treasury still have to play both Comets A and Castaways so could have a big say in the title race with their team selections.
Still quite a few twists and turns to go before the destination of the title is decided.