Bowdon beat High Wycombe to win the Mary Rose 4-3
Bowdon beat High Wycombe 4-3 on finals day in Surbiton on Saturday 5th October.
Alan Mayne (0) and Martin Granger-Brown (2) lost to Stephen Wright (0) and Mike Porter (0) -20 quickly in the morning and then played their singles matches whilst waiting for the other two matches to finish. Their singles matches, like the doubles, were over quickly and before lunch, with High Wycombe winning both, Alan losing to Stephen -17 and Martin losing to Mike -23TP, leaving Bowdon 3-0 down. However, Will Mellor (3.5) beat Keith Pound (2) +4 and Charles Harding (3) beat Richard Peperell (4) +7, with both matches going to time, leaving the scores: High Wycombe 3-2 Bowdon at lunch.
The afternoon matches were both over fairly quickly. Charles beat Keith +23 and within minutes of that match finishing, Will beat Richard +25 which was the deciding match, meaning Bowdon were 4-3 winners and the winners of the Mary Rose tournament.