Tuesday, the Spalding and District League made a start on its League programme for the 2017 – 18 season.
Unfortunately this also meant we were starting with a postponement and an unfinished match.
Hopefully the members will have heeded the note in the new handbook so that we do not have the problems of last season in particular.
South Holland were unfortunately only able to field one player for their match against JDM, though they have a good record in this context.
Jean White turned out and got the season off to a good start with two wins, dropping the first end but taking the rest.
Newcomers Moulton S E faced contenders Bladerunners, now made up of father/son duo Dave and James Gibson.
The former were the happier family at the end with the Appleby brothers, Stephen and Andrew, winning 3 – 2.
Stephen took the first game and recorded a double, while Dave won the final singles and teamed up with James for the doubles in the middle with Stephen adding the final point.
Also recording a win by that score were Nets n Edges against Mine’s a Pint.
In a close contest Reece Kerry won both his singles and teamed up for the match winning doubles, but only the final game finished in straight ends.
Division leaders however are Underdogs who completed their match with Aches and Pains from week 1 to register a 4 – 1 victory.
In the second flight 200 up head the new table with 5 points gained at the expense of Castle Sports.
Strangely three of the singles were won in three, but then in the doubles the winners were pushed to the fifth.
The other match saw Hurricane Brothers having a rerun with Pottermus Clarets after their cup match the previous week.
Tom Chesworth lived up to his potential by taking both singles off last year’s runners-up.
Peter Chester added a fourth before they paired up to take the doubles.
George Wallis scored for the losers.
Round 2 of the Moulton Shield, to be played on October 31st, sees Jokers meeting Underdogs, JDM v Outsiders, Mine’s a Pint face Bladerunners, and Moulton S E play the only Division 2 side left, Pottermus Clarets.