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Ripon Spa lost to Pendle 3-4

[<<] [>>] by Leigh & Libby Dixon at Ripon Spa Hotel CC
8 Jun 2017 (GC - Inter-Club Shield)

The match originally organised to be held at Pendle and Cravens home ground was moved to Ripon due to the heavy rainfall preceding the date. Pendle and Craven accepted Ripon's offer to host the game to ensure the match could be played before the cut off date. The teams were evenly matched with each side playing a handicap 2,3,3,and 6.

The teams were well prepared with full wet weather outfits for the torrential rain forecast. The mornings play commenced in heavy rain and high winds. Libby Dixon and Keith Terry contested the doubles match for Pendle vs Margaret Cowman and Freda Vitty for Ripon with Pendle winning 7/5,1/7and 7/3.

The singles were both close games. Paul Dowdall for Pendle winning over Gill Brent 7/4,4/7, and 7/3 and Roger I'Anson for Ripon beating Will Drake 5/7,7/4 and 7/5.

The afternoon singles play commenced in bright sunshine. Libby Dixon won her match against Margaret Cowman 7/4,7/4, Freda Vitty beat Keith Terry 7/1,7/6, Paul Dowdall won his game against Roger I'Anson 7/5,7/6 and lastly Gill Brent beat Will Drake 7/6,7/6.

The outcome was a win for Pendle and Craven 4/3.

Libby Dixon thanked Fergus Thompson of the Ripon Spa hotel for the use of their lawns and the afternoon tea they supplied.


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