Club Report 150315
Lanchester B V Chargers
Chargers look to be heading for third position but aren’t giving anything away on their way to the end of the season. With their regulars Max Duffin, Peter Whitfield and Terry Charlton they were up against the youngsters from Lanchester who are improving every game. Adam Butler is fast developing as an aggressive left hander, Frances Guthrie is improving his serve and volley game and Tom Firth can produce all the shots and only needs a little more consistency and a varying serve to be putting most players in trouble. The match went to form but no games were walkovers with the youngsters causing problems to all the Chargers. Max ended up with player of the match but even he dropped an end against Adam. The result was 10-0 to Chargers.
Max Duffin (Chargers) v Ian McAllister (Aces)
Max had a 9 points start in this game and needed all his nerve and the help of his coach Dan Hutchinson to combat the power and attacking flair of Ian McAllister. Ian used his varied serves and third ball attack well in the first game and stated to catch up with the start but Max maintained his cool to keep chopping back and ran out 21-15. The second game was a disaster for Ian with Max gaining some early breaks with nets and edges and Ian never recovered and he went 2-0 down. The third end however was much tighter and Ian chipped away at the lead and eventually tied the game at 20-20 and moved forward with two devastating forehand drives to take it 23-21.
The fourth end was a very tight affair again and Ian had evened the score at 18-18 but Max unleashed a backhand drive down the backhand side and a long serve that put Ian in all sorts of trouble to take it 21-19. Max moves on to play Jack Pugh in the quarter finals.
Eagles v Brandon A
Eagles may be one of the youngest teams in the league and Brandon may be the undefeated champions elect, but the youngsters of Haydn Williamson, Aidan McKie and Luke Dumighan were not overawed by the strength of Simon Knopf, John Spencer and Henry Davies. The match went to form and league position but doesn’t reflect the problems that the three players gave the much more experienced Brandon team. Haydn surprised the nationally ranked Simon Knopf and took him to within 2 or 3 points in all his three ends. Luke Dumighan took Henry Davies to 5 ends before succumbing to the reliability of Henry putting the ball back on the table, and Aidan McKie took an end off Simon Knopf in a very close game with only 2 points the difference in every end. Brandon ended up 10-0 winners but the Eagles team can be proud of the way that they made the Brandon team work so hard
Bombers v St Gabriels C
Dan Hutchinson for Bombers is making excellent progress in the stats and lived up to his averages with a man of the match performance against a very experienced St Gabriels C team. With the aid of Dan Nicholson and Nigel Coe Bombers ran out clears winners taking all 4 points in an 8-2 victory. A competitive match played in a real friendly manner saw Dan H win all his singles and with the other Dan take the doubles. Dan N won and Nigel won two. For St Gabriels C Mark Burton and Dave Revell won one each and Geoff Young can think himself unlucky not to get onto the score with two very close games. This puts Bombers back into the hunt for a promotion slot.
St Gabriel’s E v Desperadoes
A good game between two evenly matched teams. Sam Duffin took the honours through winning all his singles for Desperadoes. Nigel Duffin also won two and with John Reid winning 1 the Desperadoes had enough to win the 3 points. Dave Aldridge played best for St Gabriels by winning two of his games. Viv Ford also won one and with the Saints winning the doubles the final score was 6-4 to the Desperadoes
Handicap Singles Quarter Final
Matt Greenwood(Desperadoes) v Joe Muldowney
Matt is certainly taking advantage of his handicap and moved into the semi finals with a 3-1 win over one of the most consistent players in the league Joe Muldowney from St Gabriesls B.
With a start of 14 Matt could afford to take chances and attack at every opportunity whereas Joe couldn’t afford any mistakes. Matt played steadily in the first game and took it 21-14. The second game was a different affair with Joe coming back into and whittling down the advantage and brought it to deuce before running out 22-20 to tie the match. The third and fourth end Matt attacked a lot earlier, and with Joe missing some drives Matt ran out the winner overall 3-1.
Last Weeks Results
Mon Chargers Away Lanchester C C 'B' 10-0 Max Duffin Peter Whitfield Terry Charlton
Tues Bombers Kimb St Gabriels 'C' 8-2 Dan Nicholson Dan Hutchinson Nigel Coe
Tuesday Comets Kimb Whitley Chapel 2-8 Colin Pritchard Debbie Irwin Nikki Irwin
Tues Eagles Kimb Brandon & Byshottles 'A' 0-10 Luke Dumighan Aidan McKie Haydn Williamson
Thurs Desperadoes Away St Gabriels E 6-4 John Reid Sam Duffin Nigel Duffin
Fri Aces FQ St John 'A' 10-0 Waldemar Jon Mawson Duncan Fraser
This Weeks Fixtures
Tues Bombers Kimb Durham C A Ian McPherson Dan Hutchinson Nigel Coe
Tues Chargers Kimb East Boldon Methodists 'B' Max Duffin Peter Whitfield Dennis Jennings
Tues Desperadoes Kimb Brandon & Byshottles 'B' John Reid Matt Greenwood A Duffin
Weds Bombers Away Redby C A 'B' Lee Maher Dan Hutchinson Nigel Coe
Weds Eagles Away Lanchester C C A Aidan McKie A N Other Oliver King
Thurs Aces Away Thompson Insurance 'A' Waldemar Jon Mawson Duncan Fraser
Tues Jack Pugh v Max Duffin (Handicap Singles)