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Enfield lost to Ealing 3-4

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22 May 2023 (GC - Inter-Club Shield)

GC Murphy Inter-Club Shield - 1st Round result.

Enfield v Ealing

22 May 2023
Venue - Enfield.
Match score - Enfield 3 Ealing 4.

Enfield names first:

Kim Taylor (1) and Peter Brock (3) lost to David Graham (3) and Tony Elliott (3) - 4-7, 7-5, 6-7.
Nicola Hyde (5) lost to Simon Turner (4) - 7-5, 3-7, 6-7.
Brian Dawes (4) lost to Fred White-Overton (4) - 5-7, 7-5, 5-7.

Kim Taylor beat David Graham - 6-7, 7-4, 7-4.
Peter Brock beat Tony Elliott - 7-6, 2-7, 7-4.
Brian Dawes beat Simon Turner - 5-7, 7-4, 7-1.
Nicola Hyde lost to Fred White-Overton - 6-7, 0-7.

A very tight match played in breezy sunshine; 6 of the 7 rubbers went to a deciding third game. After two long games the morning doubles was drawn at 1-1, so the deciding third game was deferred until after the afternoon singles rubbers, in case it did not need to be played. Perhaps inevitably, the score after all the singles were completed was 3-3, so the deciding doubles match started at 6 p.m.. It finished after 7 p.m. at the decisive 13th hoop, with a slightly fortunate victory for Ealing. The entire match was played in great spirit.


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