Hunstanton beat Watford 4-2
Hunstanton started their Murphy Shield campaign off with a win over visitors Watford.
The Watford team arrived in 'Sunny Hunny' after their three hour journey, only to find the 'Sunny' part was not available as we were subjected to cold easterly winds for the duration of the day.
Play commenced with David Thirtle-Watts and Terrey Sparks matched against Ian Parkinson and Arthur Reed in the
doubles, this duel played out in the first game for just over two hours with a 6/7 win to the visitors.
During the time being taken to complete the doubles first game, both singles matches were completed with wins
for Tony Lee over Ron Drew and Peter Brown against Alan Clark. At lunch Hunstanton held a two match lead with the doubles to be completed if necessary.
The afternoon session of four singles finished with home wins for Terry Sparks and Peter Brown. Watford's Ian Parkinson and Alan Clark finished the day with wins for the visitors. With the match scores standing at Hunstanton 4 - Watford 2 it was agreed not to complete the doubles match.
Hunstanton will go on to play Enfield, who got a bye into the next round, on a date and at a venue to be decided.
(Hunstanton names first)
David Thirtle-Watts (3) (EACF2) & Terry Sparks (3) played Ian Parkinson (2) (EACF1) & Arthur Reed (3) (match
unfinished at 6/7)
Tony Lee (4) beat Ron Drew (6) 7/6 7/6
Peter Brown (7) beat Alan Clark (6) 7/4 7/3
David Thirtle-Watts (3/2) lost to Ian Parkinson (2/1) 6/7 6/7
Terrey Sparks (3) beat Arthur Reed (3) 7/5 7/4
Tony Lee (4) lost to Alan Clark (6) 3/7 5/7
Peter Brown (7) beat Ron Drew (6) 7/6 7/5