Reports for matches played 23/01/13.

Did the Ladies win again? Did the George follow up last weeks win over the leaders? Did the Sports and Social Club get over that defeat? This and more including tales of apple juice, returning players and badgers.

George out potted and cut down to size

The George Doors went into this week’s games full of confidence after beating league leaders WSSC last week. They went 1-0 up against the Hairy Potters and the Half Cut Prince when captain Jason Davis made a good start. The Potters though went on to win the next four games including a first singles win for Shane Coughtrey. Darren Robinson (George) then had a rare victory by beating the Potters captain John Wright. The Potters took victory when Bill Blythe, in his first game of the new year due to a holiday (he’s always on holiday), paired up with Matt Dowling to win the first pairs and the 5th point. Potters also won the last two games to win the match 7-2. Kevin Birks (Potters) attributed his return to winning form to the carton of apple juice that he was drinking.

Kings and Queens

The Kings ladies couldn’t add to their first win from last week when playing fellow Kings Arms team Missfits. The Missfits took five of the six singles to claim the win bonus with wins for Josh Harper, who has only lost once this season, captain Neville Bright and Rob Dunlop, returning out of semi retirement. The only winner for the Ladies was Donna Withers winning for the 2nd week in a row. The Ladies did rally at the end winning two of the three pairs games to make the final score 6-3 to the Kings Missfits.

Champions back to the old winning ways

Last year’s champions WSSC put lasts weeks defeat behind them when winning at the Old House at Home. WSSC captain Rob Minall was unable to get them on their way when losing to Charles Wightman but the club took four of the next five singles games with wins for Alan Phippen (joint top in singles wins), Alan Walters, Darren Boxall and ,on a rear appearance, Frank Goodridge. Old Houses other winner was Ashley O’reilly beating the experienced Bob Banning. WSSC finished the game off by winning two of the three pairs to end the match 6-3 winners.

Princely performance as shots are off target

The Prince reunion continued their efforts on getting at least a 2nd place finish when beating rivals Shots in the Hart. The prince won 5 of the six singles with wins for Captain Luke Stickland, his brother Ross, Simon Grove, Joe Cowmeadow and Stuart Hindmarsh who beat Paul Eastman. Paul has spent most of the season at the top of the singles wins leaderboard so this was a rear loss for him. The Shots only singles winner was Captain Richard Belcher. The Prince also won 2 of the pairs games to make the final score 7-2.

There were no reported Badger sightings this week.

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