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Wrest Park beat Bristol 5-2

[<<] [>>] by John Wheeler
21 Aug 2004 (AC - Mary Rose)

Wrest Park names first:

John Wheeler (1½) & George Collin (2½) lost to Edward Huxley (2) & Rosemary Googan (3) -5
Tom Anderson (2½) beat Margaret Pena (4) +1t
Tim Brewer (9) beat Frances Ransom (4) +17t

Wheeler beat Huxley +9
Collin lost to Googan -5
Anderson beat Ransom +18t
Brewer beat Pena +16t

In the doubles George went to 4-back early in the game. John ran two hoops early on and did not make contact again (and go to the stick), until the opposition were on stick and stick. Ed hit the lift and the game was over. Tim was the star of the morning singles with a convincing win. Tom used his expertise to win +1T by running one-back in the extension period; no lifts were conceded in this game.

John had a tough game with Ed after lunch and was pegged out when on three-back with Ed's other ball on six. He thought the game was lost when after managing to jaws his ball in 4-back he discovered he had inadvertently cross-wired Ed with a ball in baulk. The game was rescued with some long range hitting-in.

George had a narrow loss. Your reporter was aware of a groan when George went off the lawn in baulk, near an opponent's ball when both her balls were for the stick.

Tim and Tom dominated in their games which were won on time and the match was won; 5-2 to Wrest Park.


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