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Ashby lost to Bowdon 2-5

[<<] [>>] by Arthur Rowe at Ashby
2nd May (AC - Longman Cup)

Ashby entertained Bowdon on what turned out to be a lovely spring day.

Mick Haytack (10)
Richard Sanville (11)
Adam Wheatley (11)
Andy Sherwood (16)

Andrew Thomson (4)
Liz Webb (12)
Ed Chatham (14)
Cas Sinclair (18)

Morning games (Ashby names first)
Mick & Andy lost to Andrew and Cas -8T
Richard lost to Ed -1T
Adam lost to Liz -12T

Both doubles pairs played alternate strokes, with Andrew and Cas taking better advantage of this format than the Ashby pair. Richard lost a close game to Ed; Adam didn't get going until too late in the game. So it was 3-0 to Bowdon at lunchtime.

Afternoon games (Ashby names first)

Mick lost to Andrew -18
Richard lost to Liz -22
Adam beat Ed +1T
Andy beat Cas +8T

The lawns were damp and slow in the morning, but dried out for the afternoon giving easier conditions. Andy Sherwood played aggressively for Ashby in his first ever competitive AC singles game and was rewarded when Cas was unable to capitalise on the chances that she received. Ed lost at the golden hoop after time to Adam, but Mick and Richard were outplayed in the afternoon session which ended with a 5-2 win for Bowdon.


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