Bath's Mary Rose team of Andrew Willis, Daniel Mills (captain), Ian Lewis and Peter Miles put on a great team performance to score an unlikely 4-3 victory over East Dorset at home on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May.
After going 3-0 down at lunch time thanks to a remarkable last turn victory by Peggy Nutland over Ian Lewis the Bath team appeared to be virtually down and out. However with the knowledge that only 4 wins out of 4 would be enough Bath started positively in the afternoon with both Daniel Mills and Andrew Willis scoring comfortable victories over David Williams and Jonathan Wood respectively.
Peter Miles was leading Peggy Nutland on a difficult lawn and victory was hard fought but Miles stuck to his task and pegged out to win by 10. This tied the match at 3-3 leaving Ian Lewis still battling it out with East Dorset captain John Crowe. This tense match went on for a further hour with Lewis finally coming out on top by 7 points.
Andrew Willis (2.5) & Daniel Mills (3) lost to Jonathan Wood (2.5) and David Williams (3) -11
Ian Lewis (4) lost to Peggy Nutland (4) -2
Peter Miles (5) lost to John Crowe (3.5) -20
Andrew Willis (2.5) beat Jonathan Wood (2.5) +14
Daniel Mills (3) beat David Williams (3) +17
Ian Lewis (4) beat John Crowe (3.5) +7
Peter Miles (5) beat Peggy Nutland (4) +10