Mike Lambert won the Easter Handicap at Surbiton
Four players were unbeaten at the start of day 2. The lawns were in excellent condition, running at around 11 seconds in bright and dry, but chilly, weather. However, all four managed to find themselves on the losing side of one of the day's matches leaving four players still in contention at tea. They were paired up on lawn 2 to provide the closing entertainment for the assembled crowd.
Gary Bennett (0.5) took an eary ball to rover against John Reynolds (11) but John used his bisques well to complete a 12 hoop break, the rover peel and peg Gary out. By this stage, it had been worked out that while John could tie for the lead he would lose out in the tie-break so attention turned to the other match, between Mike Lambert (11) and Margaret Hampson (10).
This was a tight affair which finished, as is the best tradition of handicap play, as dusk started to fall with a +1(t) scoreline in Mike's favour.
Gary Bennett down to 0
Alan Clark down to 10
Margaret Hampson won a Silver Merit award
Ian McDiarmid down to 11
Brian Rees up to 8
John Reynolds down to 10