The match was played in good spirit and on a very pleasant sunny day with Nottingham winning 5-2.
The "dubious highlight" of the morning session was a 5+ hour doubles match in which neither pair would give an inch. It eventually ended after a prolonged 3 ball exchange, Martin having failed a peg out but pegged out his own ball. Ian eventually pegged out his ball an hour and a half later. The 4 players then retired to a slightly over cooked, very late lunch.The singles were both won by Nottingham and the players had there lunch watching the proceedings on lawn one. 3-0 to Nottingham.
The afternoon singles matches were shared. Mark beat Ian with an impressive TP and Gerry beat Martin without much trouble. Nottingham won the other two singles to secure the match with both David and Michael winning in quick order.
Scores (Nottingham players first)
Ian Draper (1.5) and Martin Beacon (2) beat Mark Lloyd (0.5) and Jerry Guest (2) +6
David Brydon (2) beat David Boyd (5) +10
Michael Finnigan (2.5) beat John Dawson (2.5) +12
Ian lost to Mark -13 (TP)
Martin lost to Jerry -17
David beat John +19
Michael beat David +18