An easy 22-2 win for Kingfisher A against their B team which moves them into second spot. Mixed pairs Bernadette Tomlinson and Adam Cowell plus Lynne Williams and Tim Chetwood each split a mixed for the B. Rachel Platt conceded the fewest points on her way to winning all 8 games.
Poulton moving ominously up the table with an expected heavy defeat of Stanley. Only a Steve Canavan and Steve Whyatt mens game prevented the whitewash. Player of the match was Dawn Whitby who was returning after a long absence from injury but still managed to win all her 8 games.
Project 12, still without their best player, managed to pull off a surprise victory at Hesketh Fleetwood C. Only one of the level sets was decisive with the other 5 sets being split, giving Project a narrow 7-5 lead going into the mixed. Whilst the levels was quite even, the first half of the mixed proved to be anything but. Project won all 3 sets to lead 13-5,before Diane Atkinson and Derek Hill won a set for HF. The final 2 sets were then won by Project to give them a resounding 17-7 win and also deny HF a bonus point! Derek won 4 for HF but Project’s Kat Platt had a great match as she won 3 ladies and all 4 mixed.
Lightning A beat their own B team 14-2 and moved back to the top but only 2 points and 4 games better than Hesketh Fleetwood A. Usual suspect Nathan Bunting was the only player to win all 8 games whilst Jeremy Cara rolled back the years to win 2 games for the B team.
Hesketh Fleetwood B had a good away win at Lids A 11-5. After a split first set they then won the next 4 to effectively win the match at 9-1! Lids fought back and won the next 2 sets before HF wrapped up the match by winning the final set. Dave Whiteside won 5 to help Lids win a bonus point. Ant Cross and Minoj Manandhar shared the best score, winning 6 for the victors.
Unsurprisingly, the match between the 2 bottom teams Bloomfield B and Kirkham Charter was very close with some hard fought games which resulted in an exciting draw. All the sets ended in a decisive result as the lead changed hands many times. 2 points each means Kirkham remain bottom but with 2 games in hand over Bloomfield. Phil Hough won 6 for Bloomfield as did Kirkham’s Hollie Mackay and Jamie Sedgwick.