High Wycombe beat St Albans 3-2
High Wycombe beat St Albans 3-2 on Wednesday 14th July, played at HW.
On Wednesday 14th July, High Wycombe (Ed Olhausen, Robin Morrison and Raghu Iyer) hosted St Albans (Stephen Mills, Stuart Stafford and Roger Bowman) in the second round of the Longman Cup. High Wycombe were looking for revenge having lost to St Albans in the 2020 final.
In the morning, the doubles match was a tense affair with neither side able to open up any significant lead by the half-way point. Raghu produced the star performance with some great long-range shots and some superb roll shots which helped H/W to a 26-18 win. The singles match between Robin and Roger was a tight and scrappy game with Roger producing enough to score a 15-11 win. 1-1 going into the afternoon.
Ed finally found some form against Stephen and produced two strong breaks to win 26-11. Raghu couldn't maintain his fine form from the doubles and was beaten 26-10 by Roger. 2-2 with one game still being played. Stuart made a strong start to his singles match and opened up a significant lead against Robin. With the clock ticking, St Albans looked to be in the driving seat and Robin was struggling to claw his way back. However, with time running out, Robin finally found his rhythm and produced a couple of excellent breaks to win 25-16. Well done to all players for a great match and congratulations to High Wycombe who move through to the quarter-finals where they will face Letchworth.
The details are (High Wycombe names first):
Ed Olhausen (5) & Raghu Iyer (12) beat Stephen Mills (6) & Stuart Stafford (12) +8
Robin Morrison (10) lost to Roger Bowman (12) -4 (11-15 t)
In the afternoon,
Ed Olhausen beat Stephen Mills +15
Robin Morrison beat Mark Fraser +9 (25-16 t)
Raghu Iyer lost to Roger Bowman -16