This week the 4 Meakin siblings won 27/32 games and had 3 POTM !!
Surely a record ???
The only match this week saw Kingfisher A and Albany A produce a game which fluctuated from one side to the next and was only decided in the very last game! Albany went into the levels 7-5 up thanks to their ladies who won 5. In the next 4 sets both teams won 4 games to leave Albany still in front at 11-9. However, Kingfisher took the next set and then won the first game in the final set to go ahead for the first time in the match at 12-11! Albany pairing of Jenny Stothard and Rob Oakes then won the final game to ensure a draw! Adrian Greenwood and Luke Bennett of Kingfisher won 6 but Albany's Sian Meakin was POTM with 7. Temporarily, Kingfisher move to the top and Albany move up to third.
Project 12 kept in touch with the top after an emphatic 20-4 win against struggling Hesketh B. The ladies from Hesketh provided tough opposition and managed to win 3 games but Project's men won 5 and were 8-4 after the levels. Project's experience and youth proved too strong in the mixed which they won 12 0! Hesketh's Alison Woodall won 3 games whilst Paul Whitehouse was the only player in the match to win all 8!
Albany B proved too strong for visiting team Kirkham Charter A when they ran out 19-5 winners. The home side were 8-4 up after the levels, with one ladies going to 28-26, and then won the mixed 11-1. Serena Hindle and Rob Cockerill were the star players with 7 and Emma Gilfoyle won 3 for Kirkham. Albany move to mid table whilst Kirkham remain at the foot of the table.
Another disaster for Lids A, this time at Fleetwood B, where they lost 22-2. Only a ladies and a mixed prevented a whitewash as Fleetwood recorded another win to maintain their push for promotion. Sue McAusland, Ant Cross and newcomer Kris Gulati all won 8 with Ant easily having the best points differential for POTM. Fleetwood jump into second place whilst Lids hover just above the relegation zone.
Stanley B easily won their match 22-2 against fellow strugglers Ribby Hall B who only managed a ladies and a mixed. Jake Meakin and Colin Davison won 8 and Melanie Jones was involved in both Ribby's wins.
The mid table clash between Lids B and visitors Kingfisher C ended in an emphatic 19-5 win for the home team who conceded 1 ladies 2 mens and 2 mixed. Pauline Weafer, Ceri Smith-Jaynes and George Green won 7 games each and, despite the heavy defeat, Harry Heywood won a creditable 2 men's and 2 mixed. Kingfisher remain mid table but Lids, jump into the promotion places!
The battle of the top 2 teams ended with a Stanley A victory against arch rivals Ribby Hall A by 15-9 which helped to maintain their 100% start. Ribby won 4 ladies but Stanley dominated the men's 6-0 and just came out on top in the mixed 7-5. Some close games as expected, with 3 of them going into setting including a 27-25 win for Ribby. Once again Lee Meakin was POTM for his 8 games whilst younger sister Maya won 4! Credit also to Anita Driscoll of Ribby who only lost 1 game which was on a setting! Her 7 wins ensured that Ribby win a vital bonus point.
Congratulations to new team Bloomfield who won their first ever match! They won the first 6 games to put themselves on the victory path and although Warton C fought hard the initial gap was too much to close. Final score 12-4. Phil Hough won 8 for his team and Kyle Copeland and Gregor Creelman played well to win 3 games each for Warton.
Warton B proved to be no match for Project 12 who won 14-2. Jon Jackson the only player to win 8 whilst Stephan Martinovsky was involved in both Warton's won games.
Warton remain mid table but Project move into 3rd but some way behind the leaders.