Chester and Tyneside met for the second time this year, having played each other in the first round of the Secretary's Shield now competed for the opportunity to play in the final of the Longman Trophy. Once again the agreed venue for the match was midway between the clubs at Pendle and Craven CC and played on Friday 13th Sept. During the morning session, of the double and two singles, Chester achieved a comfortable lead of 3 games to 0, then, unfortunately for Tyneside, the first result in the afternoon singles was another win for Chester to secure a match victory, the final score line being Chester 5 Tyneside 2.
Chester has now qualified to play in the semi-final / final, with three other clubs, at Surbiton early in October.
Our thanks, once again, to Pendle & Craven for their hospitality
Score Sheet summary:
David Guyton (6) & Paul Watson (8) bt Terry Vernazza (4) & David Millener (6)+3 (14 - 11)
James Thomas (7) bt Derek Johnson (12) +12 (26 -14)
David Boyd (6) bt Andrew Carpenter (11) +1 (23 - 22)
David Guyton bt Terry Vernazza +12 (20 - 8)
David Boyd lost to David Millener -2 (21 - 23)
James Thomas bt Andrew Carpenter +8 (26 - 18)
Paul Watson lost to Derek Johnson -14 (12 - 26)
Final Result: Chester 5 - Tyneside 2