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East Dorset beat High Wycombe 5-2

[<<] [>>] by David Fuller at East Dorset
2nd May (AC - Secretary's Shield)

An interesting match as High Wycombe had opted for high bisquers in this first round of the national handicap knock-out event, and so all matches had a number of bisques in play.

In the fine rain, the morning session saw EDCC race to a 3-0 lead: Jeff/AlanJ combining well, ChrisW playing well, and myself being bloody well lucky! After I had pegged my oppo out, he used his one bisque left to start a three-ball break from H1, only breaking down from a 12 inch approach to Rover! I had a two foot hit in and was able to go round from H1 to win +2.

After a light lunch, ChrisW and myself rather benefitted from our opponents wasting a large number of bisques allowing us to put the match result in no doubt. But my morning opponent seemed to have learnt from his mistake against me and played the same excellent croquet without the error allowing Jeff only one 30yd shot before pegging out +26. That's handicap play!

Full results:

Jeff Dawson (-2) & Alan Jones (6) beat Richard Coward (10) and Kenny Weir (16) +4t
David Fuller (-1.5) beat Richard Peperell (2) +2
Chris Weedon (4) beat Matthew Miles-Griffiths (20) +14

Jeff Dawson (-2) lost to Richard Peperell (2) +26
David Fuller (-1.5) beat Richard Coward (10) +14
Chris Weedon (4) beat Kenny Weir (16) +22
Alan Jones (6) lost to Matthew Miles-Griffiths (20) +14


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