Andover Advertiser Report 08-12-14

Division 1 leaders Tigers recorded a handsome 9 – 28 away win over Hanson Jaguars.

Andy Snellgrove won his usual three, ably supported by Tony Brown who played up for Tigers. Tony was taken to five games by Sue Purton before coming through 6-11, 0-11, 12-10, 13-11, 8-11. Trevor Whitelock (Jaguars) won one but pushed Andy hard before losing 4-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 5-11.

Hanson Dolphins went down 14 – 26 to Hanson Cougars for whom Steve Harris and Nick George both recorded three each. Paul Raymond and Mike Cartridge (Dolphins) both beat Gerry Vaughan who unfortunately chose this moment to try out a new rubber on his bat which proved quite a problem for him. The doubles proved to be a very close match when Paul & Dom Raymond just lost out to Steve & Nick 13-11, 11-9, 9-11, 9-11, 7-11.

 

In Division 2 Enham came up against the clear division leaders Hanson Panthers, so lost 5 – 28. Panthers were in control of the match with James Taylor and Andy Farmer recording three each. However, Peter Farmer (Enham) played exceptionally well to beat Dave Broomfield in four, 12-10, 11-7, 2-11, 12-10.

The second placed team in this division 3D’s recorded an excellent 8 – 30 away win over Hanson Falcons, to keep within three points of Panthers. Nicky Downs, Jessie Yi and Marie Dyke all got maximums. Jessie had to work hard to defeat firstly Sarah Medland 7-11, 11-4, 12-10, 8-11. 5-11 and then Jill Cook 11-7, 9-11, 14-12, 6-11, 6-11. The doubles went to 3D’s when Marie & Nicky beat Jill & Sarah 3-11, 10-12, 11-7, 12-10, 6-11.

Hanson Lions defeated Hanson Pidgeons 24 – 10 with Mike Bonarius and Karl Jones winning three apiece. Pidgeons are a young team, but are proving they can fight for the points. They certainly showed this when Nathan & Adam Shears and Blade Medland all managed to beat Darren Walkom. 

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