Earls lost their
home game to Chester today by 3-4.
Earls had gone
into lunch (and a major thunder storm with
large hailstones) leading by 2 games to 1.
Barry McKenzie (7) and Alison Court (16)
beat John Dawson (4) and Robin Tasker (8) by
8 in the doubles match. Mike Shelmerdine
(10) beat Michael Miller (8) by 10 , and
Andrew Thomson (12) lost to Paul Taylor (22)
After lunch the
lawns recovered quickly from their half hour
spell under water, and play resumed in
bright sunshine. Two hours and 50 minutes
later Chester had drawn level on 3 games
each, before clinching the last game by
golden hoop to win the match by 3-4.
Barry lost to John
by 4; Andrew beat Michael by 5; Alison lost
to Paul by 10, and Mike lost by golden hoop