Week 2 Report W/E 20th September


Division 1
Fleetwood grabbed their second victory of the season with a tough away win against Albany. However, the score doesn't reflect how close the match actually was. With the score at 11-8 an injury to Oliver Hives resulted in Albany conceding a game. Fleetwood then won the final 4 games to give them a 16-8 win. Andy Wiseman won 6 for Fleetwood and Oliver won 5 of his 7 games.

Division 2
A close match was anticipated as two of the favourites for promotion met at Preesall with Pilling B taking on Lids A. The ladies finished 3-3 whilst the men's games were all split. Four of the six mixed games were also split with the two other sets both being won by Lids top pairing of Steph Tsang and Dan Cooper to give the away team a 14-10 win. Steph and Dan were the games top performers with 6 games each and Alison Crosbie won 5 for Pilling.

A missed opportunity for Albany B in their first match of the season at Fleetwood B. The away team were 8-4 up after the levels but a great fight back from Fleetwood in the mixed meant the match ended 12-12. Diane Atkinson won 6 for the home team and Clare Thompson won 5 for the visitors.

The last match of the week saw the promoted teams from last season meet in an entertaining and eventful match. Hesketh B, with 4 ladies and 3 men's had a narrow 7-5 lead against Kirkham Charter A. However an injury to Jill McMillan meant Hesketh had to concede 4 mixed to give KC a 12-10 lead going into the last set. Great fighting spirit from Hesketh's mixed pairing of Vanessa Butcher and Mike Lloyd, including a 23-21 win in the final game, gave the home team a deserved draw and 2 points. Vanessa was POTM for winning all her 8 games and Ian Chase from KC won 4/ 6 games played.

Division 3
Favourites for the title Ribby Hall A had a convincing 17-7 win against Lids B. Their ladies won all 6 whilst Lids men won 5 to give Ribby a slight 7-5 lead going into the mixed. Ribby then won the next 6 games for a decisive lead which they maintained to the end. Anita Driscoll and Melissa Jones both won 8 for the victors and Mark Green won 5 for Lids.

Project 12 were much too strong for Stanley winning 15-1 with only Colin Davidson and Ross Adams preventing a whitewash. Jon Jackson and Mark Pickles won all 8

New team Broughton were only able to field 3 players and so conceded 8 games in their 15-1 defeat to Warton B. Aprajay Solash and Swati Sonwalker were the only winners for Broughton. Mike Cooper and Giles Uppard won 8 for Warton.