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Ashby beat Middlesbrough 5-2

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17 July 2010 (AC - Secretary's Shield)

Tim King (4) Arthur Rowe (4.5) Mick Haytack (9) Richard Sanville (10)
Phil Scarr (3) Roger Staples (4.5) John Norris (9) Walter Sanders (16)
This closely fought semi-final was played at Ashby on Saturday 17th July
on lawns still recovering from the extended dry spell. The morning play
featured a heavy rain storm which seemed to coincide with good breaks by
the Middlesbrough players, and after which they were ahead in all 3
games if somewhat wet. Arthur was for 3 and box v 2 back and peg after
John had pegged out his blue, but managed to hit in twice and play two
breaks to win. Mick also managed to put together a good break which
turned his game around. The doubles match finished as a nail biting +1T
with a break to peg by Tim just before time giving Ashby a one hoop lead.
The afternoon games saw some better weather and excellent controlled
break play from the Middlesbrough pair Phil and Roger who won their
games comprehensively in a short time conceding minimal chances. Mick
eventually got the better of John, leaving 6 players to watch the
entertaining match between Richard and the hard hitting Walter which was
finely balanced until close to the end.
Results (Ashby names first)
Tim King and Richard Sanville beat Phil Scarr and Walter Sanders +1T
Arthur Rowe beat John Norris +7
Mick Haytack beat Roger Staples +8
Tim King lost to Phil Scarr -26
Arthur Rowe lost to Roger Staples -23
Mick Haytack beat John Norris +18
Richard Sanville beat Walter Sanders +6


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