Guildford & Godalming had the 'luxury' of manipulating the playing order of their top 3 players, all being -1's. This strategy seemed to have worked as they took a 3-0 lead with easy, if not entirely convincing, wins. In fact, the doubles was over quickly enough for the players involved to start their singles games before lunch.
Six of the eight players adjourned to the pub, leaving Dawson and Symons battling away. As we were about to return, Jeff arrived reporting a narrow victory, signalling the start of a strong Woking fight back.
Mrozinski had the first ball round in his singles but did not hit again against a very confident McGowan. 3-2. The other two games were protracted affairs, the innings changing hands many times. In the end, Bigg was not able to capitalise on numerous Gale mistakes and Graham pegged out to take the match. Davis' victory in the final game earned him a handicap reduction, at gave the score the closeness which it deserved.
G&G names first
Andy Symons & Tony Mrozinski BEAT Jeff Dawson & Peter McGowan +26
Graham Gale BEAT Andy Davies +19TP
Bob Stephens BEAT Malcolm Bigg +24
Symons LOST TO Dawson -10
Mrozinski LOST TO McGowan -17
Gale BEAT Bigg +17
Stephens LOST TO Davies -4