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Long Eaton Park lost to Broadwas 2-4

[<<] [>>] by Stuart Smith at Long Eaton
5 Jul 2021 (GC - Federations Shield)

Long Eaton was the venue for the long-awaited Midlands GC Federations Shield match between Broadwas (winners of the West Midlands) and Long Eaton (winners of the East Midlands). Both clubs qualified from Level Play leagues but, here, were playing handicapped; Long Eaton having the free turns but not accustomed to that benefit.

Chris Jackson (2) and Stephanie White (7) played very well in the doubles beating Stuart Smith (0) and Fran Wall (5) by 7-6 and 7-5 but both the morning singles went to Broadwas with Howard Freeman (8) beating John Skuse (8) 7-5, 7-2 and late call-up (due to a Covid ping) Barry Kirby (6) overcoming Carol Warren (10) by 7-3, 5-7, 7-6. Lunch at 2-1 to Broadwas.

In the afternoon singles Stuart won 7-6, 7-3 against Chris, Fran and Stephanie left it unfinished at 7-6, 3-7, Barry lost to Joan 3-7, 7-3, 5-7 but Howard continued his winning streak 7-6, 7-5 against Carol.

With new friendships made, compliments all round, thanks to the hosts and a rain-free day it was home in time for tea! Next stop - Sussex!


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