East Dorset beat Hamptworth 4-1
The clash of the two most recent holders of the Murphy Shield resulted in victory for East Dorset (2019 and 2020) against Hamptworth (2018) by 4-1 with two rubbers left unfinished at one game all.
Warm sunny weather and lawns prepared for East Dorset's hosting of the AC Home Internationals on the coming weekend created excellent playing conditions.
Teams and handicaps :
East Dorset : Keith Southern (2), Michelle Leonard (3), Mark Hamann (3), David Haddrell (4).
Hamptworth : David Cooper (2), Richard Smith (3), Dudley Blundell (4), Robert Channon (5).
Scores (East Dorset names first) :
Keith and Michelle beat David and Richard 7-5, 7-3
Mark beat Robert 7-2, 5-7, 7-4
David lost to Dudley 5-7, 7-5, 5-7
Keith v David 7-5, 5-7 (unfinished)
Michelle beat Richard 7-3, 7-5
Mark beat Dudley 7-2, 7-5
David v Robert 7-4, 4-7 (unfinished)
East Dorset captain