The Hard Bat was played for this Wednesday 21st December. An excellent turn out, in fact we were overbooked and my apologies to Marcus Berry and Barry Steadman as we were unable to fit them in. My thanks to Doreen Daw who once again put on half time oranges ( no not oranges, in fact nibbles, and even more substantial thingies ), thank you again, it was well appreciated by all competitors and Marcus and Me. The amount raised for Charity is in excess of £70, and Alan Slade will be presenting this to the Children’s Hospice in Fremington. Thank you to all for your support for this worthwhile cause.
Now to the results, top 2 from each group to qualify;
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Dennis Jones Peter Dunstan Martyn Eyles Martyn Beer
Alan Briggs Peter Kneil Alan Slade Sue Overton
Steve Richardson Alan Pemberton Jai Moore Tim Cooke
Mike Fawcett Lyndsey Wright Rhys Eyles Ernie Maud
Chris Isaac Dave Moore Veronica Meardon James Raymont
Martyn Eyles 1-0 Peter Kneil Peter Dunstan 1-0 Alan Slade
Martyn Beer 1-0 Alan Briggs Sue Overton 1-0 Dennis Jones
Martin Eyes was the odd man out, never having won it before.
Pete Dunstan 1995 & 2010, Martyn Beer 1997, and Sue Overton in 2012, the previous winners.
Pete Dunstan 2-1 Sue Overton Martyn Beer 2-0 Martyn Eyles
A really fine final with some breath taking rallies, won by Martyn Beer 11-8.11-4 and a glorious last game 12-10, what a fight back by Peter. Thanks to both players for keeping the spectators so absorbed and showing just what can be done with these old style bats.