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Handicap cupand afew league

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Fri, 11/02/2011 - 21:54 -- chazlehurst
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Norrie Short held his nerve against Neil Print to reach and then surpass the magic 15 points required in the final rubber to claim a 5-4 victory for Cody E against Tennis D in the Second round of the Handicap cup. The tightest win of the night was Bob Fenner's over Paul Shakespeare, sneaking home 45-44 thus ultimately deciding the tie. A good showing from Brian Lunn, winning four legs from his higher ranking opponents on his way to a triple, helped Ash J to a 5-2 triumph over Frimley D. Tennis B whitewashed Cody C, Graham Barson and Ron Wale with two each led the way. Duo's from Bob Walker and Les Vaill were enough to see Bentley B to a 5-2 win over Tennis E. A pretty straightforward 5-1 win for Ash H over Tennis H was built on the solid foundations of matching two's from Ron Davies and Roger Fletcher to keep another Ash outfit in the hat.
Graham Watts was the star for Ash A as they sneaked past Fleet CC C 5-3 in the 3rd round. Ash's top man gave away the maximum 36 to each of his opponents but throughout the course of the evening lost only 18 points compared to the 132 that he won to blitz his way to all three. A steller performance from Ash J's JoshTaylor, winning 8 of his 12 legs played whilst on paper being the weakest player saw his team to a 5-4 victory over Tennis J. Ash E's Les Knight only conceded two ends on his way to winning all his matches only to see Danny McGranaghan seal the win for Tennis B in the deciding clash. McGranaghan overcame a 9 point deficit to comfortably beat Terry French 44-29. Tennis eventually triumphing 5-4. Giving away the maximum 36 in every match was far too tall a task for Broadmoor A as they flopped 5-0 to Cody F. James Hodges won the most points for the victors, 20, against John Millward.
Two men Ash B edged an intriguing encounter against their D team for whom Frank Winnard put in the performance of the night winning three ends off Dave Gilham, however an under par league average meant Gilham had a seven point start therefore triumphing! Dave sparked into life after this, not dropping another end to lead himself and Stan Burton (2) home 5-4. The handicapping proved too much for Frimley A, only Tim Ngyou, overhauling a 34 point deficit against Roger Fletcher, got on the scoresheet against Ash H who eased home 5-1 .A mention must go to Dave Phillips who won two ends against Ngyou during his victory.
Tennis B's Kevin Bown had an unlucky night at Ash A in Division 1, losing two of his matched by two points in the final end. Martin Townshend, Scott Ayers and Tony Amies hoovered up the rest to walk it 10-0 in the end. Bill Matlock bagged a treble as a two man Old Woking got out of jail with a 5-5 draw at Broadmoor B (I wrote that without thinking!) in Division 2. Old Woking had a more straightforward evening of it against Tennis D, Bill Matlock once again conquering all as they won 8-2. Pete Good clawed his way back from two down to beat Alan Gess in five but this was the only success for Frimley B who were powered aside 9-1 by Ash B, Martin Gilbey and Mike Levey both unbeaten. Over to Division 3 and Eliot Tilley toppled Andy Cunningham in the fifth end to claim a five all draw for Tennis F at Bentley B, Steve Preston beat the lot for the home side. Farnham Cohesion B only turned up with two,one of whom,Gary Willingale, won his three. However Fleet CC C didn't drop another end in the remaining four matches to run out 7-3 winners in Division 4.