2017-18 Week 18 Report

Another busy week in the Spalding and District League saw thirteen matches played.

In Division 1 joint leaders Jokers were again a player short, but Guntars Briedes took both points against Nets n Edges to set up another win.

However Moulton SE who were tied with them completed their match with Aches and Pains and added another point too.

The Appleby brothers took four of the points for Moulton, but on the way Aches’ Hannah Gilbert, nominally the weakest of the four, produced a stunning win in four ends to hold them to 1 - 4.

Moulton then began a match with South Holland in which Stephen Appleby got them off to a winning start giving them a three-point lead at the top of the table.

Earlier third placed Holland had dropped points to Bladerunners.

Demonstrating how contrary this sport can be James and Dave Gibson each had a better result against the opposite opponent, but nevertheless they took three of the singles for the win.

John Gilbert won the other singles for Holland along with the doubles.

JDM faced Outsiders who had just one player and Phil Chandler and Jon Chesworth both won their point.

They followed this with a whitewash over Aches and Pains, though Garry Wilkinson fought hard over the nine ends he played which included four deuces.

JDM move ahead of Outsiders but still trail Underdogs who defeated Mine’s a Pint 4 – 1.

Kelvin Preville took another double and Dylan Taylor added another point and helped win the doubles; Jeremy Hitcham scored for the Pinters.

In Division 2 Pottermus Clarets still hold sway, despite one of their team carrying an injury.

This week they faced Hurricane Brothers and came away with a 4 – 1 win.

However just one of the games finished in three ends and there were six deuce ends, four of them to win a game.

Tom Chesworth took a good double, while George Wallis got the Brothers’ point.

Clarets also took both points in a deferred match with MatDuf, who only had one player available; they lead 200up by four.

200up and Castle Sports set up their own marathon evening playing across three matches.

One was the scheduled match which had been started three weeks before but not completed.

With the scores at 2-2 the match was finished in 200’s favour.

They then brought forward their remaining clash, the second-tier teams meet four times, and currently lead 3 – 1.

Thirdly they met in the Marylands Cup Round 2 match which saw Castle seemingly romp home by 4 – 1 though the final two games were won on the final point, which if reversed would have meant a loss.

Hurricane Brothers also played Castle but unsurprisingly did not finish; they currently lead 3 – 0.

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