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Roehampton beat Compton 5-2

[<<] [>>] by Diana Wilson at Roehampton
4 May (AC - Longman Cup)

Roehampton Club beat Compton by 5-2 today at Roehampton.

On Saturday 4th May, Roehampton Club played Compton in the first round of the Longman Cup and won 5-2.

The Roehampton team, captained by Diana Wilson, consisted of Tony Salem (4), Andrew Wilson (9), Howard Railton (14) and Diana Wilson (6). Compton's team, captained by Richard Platt, was Hilary Smith (6), Richard Platt (10), Gerald O'Brien (10) and Liz Drury (18).

The morning session started well for Roehampton with Diana beating Hilary +23 and Tony and Howard winning the doubles +15.

So with a score of 2-1 to Roehampton the afternoon of singles matches began. Diana got in an early win against Gerald +21. However, a really close match was developing between Tony and Hilary, who pegged her pink ball out with white on peg when Tony was on penult with both his balls. Somehow Tony managed to claw back to win by just one point on his last turn after time had been called.

Meanwhile, Liz Drury, a very good GC player, was playing her first AC fixture. Despite losing to Howard, she thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we will no doubt see more of her in the future.

The weather was kind to us and a very enjoyable day was had by all.

The full results were:
In the first session:
Tony Salem and Howard Railton beat Richard Platt and Liz Drury +15
Diana Wilson beat Hilary Smith +23
Andrew Wilson lost to Gerald O'Brien -7

In the second session:
Tony Salem beat Hilary Smith +1
Diana Wilson beat Gerald O'Brien +21
Howard Railton beat Liz Drury +13
Andrew Wilson lost to Richard Platt -10


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