Week 2 and 3 match reports
Continuing where they left off
Last year’s top 2 are setting the pace after the first 3 weeks of league matches.
WSSC continued their good start and stayed at the top with a 7-2 win away to George Doors (George St.Marybourne) and a 6-3 win in their first home game of the season beating The Old House at Home. They currently have Alan Phippen and captain Rob Minall on 3 wins out of 3 and father and son pairing Malcolm and Richard Sopp on 3 pairs wins.
Southampton Arms matched their opening week win with a 7-2 victory at the King Arms Missfits and even though they had a bye in week 3 they are still sitting in second place.
Bragging rights at the Prince Regent
Week 2 also saw the Prince Reunion open their season with a match against fellow Prince Regent side Hairy Potters and the Half Cut Prince. The early spoils went to the Potters who opened up a 2 game lead but then ex captain Simon Grove (Reunion) reminded his team how to do it and The Reunion went on to take a 4 -2 lead after the singles and managed to win the 1 pairs game they needed to win the match which ended 5-4.
Girls just want to have fun
In the final game of week 2 the all ladies team from the Kings Arms, appropriately called the Kings Ladies, travelled to Overton to play the Old House. After the singles it was all square at 3-3 and with pairs wins for Nathan Rae/Daryl Taylor (Old House) and Lyn Meyrick/Ali Love (Ladies) it went to the final game between Dan Smith/Ashley O’Reilly (OH) and Karen Gibbons/Ali Freeborough who had both won their singles so hopes were high for the girls. The game though went to the Old House pairing to give the home side a 5-4 win. (sorry that’s as dramatic as it gets)
Leftovers of week 3
The remaining week 3 games saw shock results with last year’s 3rd place team Prince Reunion losing 6-3 at The Shots in the Hart. George Doors also took a surprise 5-4 win at the Hairy Potters and finally the Kings Ladies were unable to produce the week before’s form and went down 7-2 to last year’s bottom team (under a different guise) Kings Missfits who have youngster Josh Harper on 3 wins out of 3.