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Surbiton beat Cheltenham 4-3

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7 August 2010 (AC - Inter-Club)

Cheltenham 3 Surbiton 4

David Foulser & Chris Williams beat Samir Patel & Chris Farthing +17
Dave Mundy beat Andrew Johnson +11stp
Brian Fisk lost to David Mooney -18

David Foulser lost to Samir Patel -17tp
Chris Williams lost to Chris Farthing -14tp
Dave Mundy beat David Mooney +9
Brian Fisk lost to Andrew Johnson -4

Surbiton beat Cheltenham Croquet Club at Cheltenham on Saturday 7th August. The two teams were well matched in terms of ranking, but after Cheltenham came out on top of a high quality doubles match and David Mundy produced a rather unexpected straight triple, things looked bleak. However, David Mooney played well to avoid a morning whitewash and keep Surbiton in the match. Samir Patel's afternoon win over David Foulser was a 7th turn error-free affair, and Chris Farthing beat Chris Williams with a tidy triple, but not before both had traded errors (more than once!) getting their second breaks started. That left the final two games of which Surbiton needed one to take the match. Both were close, with many chances for both sies, but Andrew Johnson held his nerve to narrowly beat Brian Fisk.


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