Sat 01 Dec 2012 14:33 Ann Schofield
In the second round of the Bolton League Handicapped Jane Fletcher Memorial Cup, Section A fifth placed Forrest A beat second placed Oakgate A in a fairly tight match. Oakgate’s first couple M. Babuta and N. Min, put their team on the front foot early on with two wins against Forrest’s second couple Lisa Harrison and Will Wiseman 21-19 and 21-14. Oakgate’s second couple, P. Cranham and S. Froude, shared their two games losing the first 21-19 against Forrest’s Paula Wright and Ron Welsh before winning the second 21-10. Forrest’s third couple, Carolyn Wood and Chris Mealor, took both their mixed games 21-6 and 21-14 against J. Kenrick and I. Khan. Forrest’s remit was to get as many points as they could and they achieved it when Wood and Wright took two ladies’ games 22-20 and 21-13 against Oakgate’s Babuta and J. Kenrick. Forrest’s Mealor and Welsh continued in the same vein, taking their two games 21-15 and 21-13 against Min and Khan. Oakgate’s Kenrick and Cranham, responded by taking the next two ladies’ games 21-15, 21-19 but Forrest had the final say, winning the two men’s 21-15 and 21-12. The envelope revealed a plus 30 handicap for Forrest to give them a 377 – 310 victory.
Moorside C produced a determined and dominant performance to knock Metropolitan C out of the Bolton League’s Robert Cup. In a scratch handicap match, Moorside resolutely held on to their lead and looked to add more points to their score. Their first couple, Judith Parker and Simon Ball, won their first two games 21-18 against Metropolitan’s Sue Jameson and Peter Rushton. Their second partnership of Julie Atkinson and Brian Bainbridge kept up the pressure with scores of 21-12 and 21-17 against Joanne Mather and Jonathan Holden. It was not until the first set of men’s games that Metropolitan’s Holden and Paul Topping gained Metropolitan’s first game 26-24 before going on to take the second 21-14 from Jamie Belton and Ball. Third lady Jane Whelan and Atkinson kept up the momentum for Moorside by winning both their games comfortably 21-5 and 21-10 against Mandy Whitehead and Jameson. The final games of the night went to Metropolitan’s men 21-15 and 25-23 to leave a points’ tally of 372-266 to Moorside.