Ashby beat Camerton and Peasedown 4.5 - 2.5 in the Murphy Shield 2nd September
Mick Haytack (3), Rupert Knapton (3) Martin Wroughton (4) Richard Sanville (6)
Maureen Boys (3), Rosalind Key Pugh (3) Brian Wilson (3) Patrick Knight (5)
Ashby got off to a good start when Martin beat Patrick 7-5, 7-4 and Richard had a very good win against Brian 7-5, 7-6. The doubles went to three games Mick and Rupert winning the first 7-3 but Mo and Ros taking the second 7-4. Mick and Rupert had some good fortune in the third and took it 7-2.
Things were different after lunch. Patrick beat Richard 7-4, 7-6 and although Brian lost the first game to Martin 7-4, he came back strongly to win the last two 7-6, 7-5.
Rupert won the first game against Ros 7-6 but lost the second 5-3. Meanwhile Mo started well against Mick and led 5-2, partly helped by Mick peeling her ball though hoop 4 with an attempted clearance. Mick then found some good form and won 7-5.
The second game was also tightly contested but Mick won that 7-5. At that point the heavens opened and Ros and Rupert decided to call off their decider. Nine of the sixteen games had ended 7-5 or 7-6 which shows how close the match was.
Camerton provided excellent hospitality although catering was out of the question and it was a pleasure to visit their club.