Stowmarket Leopards 8 - 2 Bury Normans
08/02/2017 - Ian Bridgeman
Due to an unexpected illness it was a depleted Normans team that turned up to Stowupland; combine this with a Leopard that needed to return to the den early and it made for an interesting running order for the night.
Nevertheless the evening got underway with the Leopards Marcus Hammond beating Neil Talbot with a comfortable 3-0 victory.
The next match up was Keith George for Leopards against Goran Gelevski, Keith took an early 2-0 lead, Goran fought back to take it to deuce in the third, but Keith was still too strong winning 14-12.
Then it was Ian Bridgeman to play Neil, first game to Ian, Neil won the next to level the score before Ian took the next 2 games for another Leopards victory.
Leopards were 3-0 ahead on the night at this stage when Marcus played Goran, this time however, Goran triumphed by 3 games to 1 to take the first point for Romans.
Keith then took to the table for his match against Neil and was soon 2-0 ahead the third was closer but Keith again came out on top 12-10.
The final singles match of this confusing night was Ian against Goran and again this was a comfortable 3-0 win for Leopards.
It was a different story in the doubles, however, Keith and Ian lost the first 2 games against Neil and Goran, Leopards hopes were raised by winning the next game but this was short lived as Romans finished the night by winning the fourth game and with it the match.
Final score for the evening 8-2 to Leopards but as always an enjoyable evening played in good spirits throughout.