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East Dorset beat Chester to win the Murphy Shield 5-2

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14th September 2023 (GC - Inter-Club Shield)

East Dorset defeated Chester 5-2 in the final of this year's competition, thereby regaining the trophy they had won previously in 2019 and 2020. The match was played at Cheltenham in fine, warm weather. Although only one rubber went to a third game decider, several were closely fought.

Teams and handicaps :

Chester : Mark Lloyd (2), Sarah Clements (4), Kerry Dadson (5), Chris Thomas (5).

East Dorset : Keith Southern (3), Tim Hughes (3), Andy Dochniak (3), Sandra Allan (4).

Scores (East Dorset names first) :

Keith and Tim beat Mark and Sarah 7-5, 7-5

Sandra lost to Kerry 5-7, 7-3, 4-7

Andy beat Chris 7-2, 7-4

Keith lost to Mark 6-7, 6-7

Tim beat Sarah 7-4, 7-6

Andy beat Kerry 7-6, 7-5

Sandra beat Chris 7-4, 7-3



 

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