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Middlesbrough beat Shrewsbury 4-3

[<<] [>>] by Dennis Scarr at Nottingham CC [^] -> bottom
8 Jun 2017 (Secretary's Shield)

Middlesbrough and Shrewsbury met in the Secretary's Shield at neutral Nottingham on 8th. June, 2017.

Middlesbrough won the doubles (after an immaculate turn by Roger Staples and a rocky start from Andrew Killick. Then Nigel Roberts won convincingly for Middlesbrough, but just before lunch Alan Smith scored Shrewsbury's first win, making it 2-1 to Middlesbrough.

The afternoon began with Robert Parsons(Shrewsbury) comfortably beating Roger Staples, making it 2-2. But the other match on lawn 1 was hair-raisingly close, with good opportunities missed by both players; finally Sean Sheridan (Shrewsbury) on peg and 1 back pegged out Andrew Killick's ball and shepherded his green ball round (with a few hiccups) to catch up and win 26-25. Just as that game finished, Nigel Roberts (Middlesbrough) came back with his second win of the day, to make the overall score 3-3.

That left the two Julians fighting it out in the deciding game. The word was that Julian Gibson
(Middlesbrough) had reached 4 back with both balls and was a long way ahead; then Julian Remfry (Shrewsbury) from corner 2 hit a double near rover; but a few minutes later it was the Middlesbrough Julian taking his second ball through rover and pegging out.

Many thanks to everyone for an exciting match, played in a friendly spirit, with reasonable weather and the excellent Nottingham lawns."

Middlesbrough Shrewsbury
Andrew Killick 0.5 Sean Sheridan -0.5
Roger Staples 3 Robert Parsons 2
Nigel Roberts 12 Alan Smith 4.5
Julian Gibson 16 Julian Remfry 6
Andrew Killick and Roger Staples beat Sean Sheridan and Robert Parsons 26-10
Nigel Roberts beat Julian Remfry 26-1
Julian Gibson lost to Alan Smith 18-26
Andrew Killick lost to Sean Sheridan 25-26
Roger Staples lost to Robert Parsons 16-26
Nigel Roberts beat Alan Smith 26-0
Julian Gibson beat Julian Remfry 26-4



 

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