On a sunny but cold day, in a repeat of the 2006 final, Colchester beat Woking 4-2 (1 game unfinished) in the first round of the Mary Rose. As is usual in these games, we made an arrangement to peg down the doubles match if it was not finished by lunch time, to be finished only if necessary. In the event, however it was one of the singles games that had to be pegged down!
Colchester names first:
Martin Leach (2) and Ken Pickett (2) beat Peter McGowan (1) and Andrew Dutton (1.5) +7
George Woolhouse (2.5) vs Alan Edwards (4) unfinished
Colin Hemming (3) lost to Nick Harvey (3) -16
Martin Leach lost to Peter McGowan -25
Ken Pickett beat Andrew Dutton +22
George Woolhouse beat Nick Harvey +20
Colin Hemming beat Alan Edwards +18
A hard fought match against two closely-matched teams.