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Surbiton beat Nottingham 4-1 with two matched unplayed

[<<] [>>] by Stephen Mulliner
29th September 2001 (AC - Inter-Club)

R Fulford & S Mulliner bt K Aiton & J Death +26tp(M)
Fulford vs Aiton unplayed
Mulliner lost to Death -16
J Dyer bt G Hopewell +3
P Hort by I Vincent +2
Dyer bt Vincent +25tp
Hort vs Hopewell unplayed

The match was played on one lawn at Surbiton during the Alternate. Although Surbiton eventually reached 4-0 by lunch, Vincent and Hopewell made good starts for Nottingham and for some time looked like giving the visitors an unexpected 2-0 lead. However, after 3 hours and 20 minutes of fun-filled crowd pleasing, Hort and Dyer edged home. In contrast, the doubles and Dyer v Vincent were quick and clinical affairs and sealed the match. Mulliner then gave Death some reward for his lengthy train journey by failing an angled 2-back and Death completed a double peel to avoid a whitewash.


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