Corby Chesham lifted the Shirley Everard Points Cup trophy after narrowly defeating Rothborough Arrows by 20 points. 

Arrows had been set a daunting task by the handicappers needing to restrict Chesham to seven points in every end played. 

After six singles had been completed Helen Watts, Martin Watts and Sean Smith had reduced the lead from 280 to 121 and were only nine points behind on handicap. 

Smith defeated Nick Preston-Jones 21-7, 21-2 and Helen Watts beat Claire Dixon 21-5, 21-7 to reduce the lead to 42 points, only two points behind on handicap.

Young Nathan Dixon held his nerve in the final singles only losing 11-21, 12-21 with some fine attacking play leaving only four points required from the doubles. 

Nathan and Nick lost the doubles 12-21, 11-21 to Helen and Sean to secure a memorable victory for Division Two’s bottom side.

Result: Corby Chesham (+180) 440 N Dixon 54/126, Preston-Jones 41/126, C Dixon 42/126, N Dixon/Preston-Jones 23/42 Rothborough Arrows (SCR) 420 H Watts 126/45, M Watts 57/126, Smith 35/126, H Watts/Smith 42/23

Chris Haynes dominated the Millman Salver final, scoring 14 points for Lyveden Fields, but still ended up on the losing side as club mates Lincoln lifted the trophy 24/16.

Team mates Kyle Murie and Neil Stone only won one point each against Ann Woolston and Ken Murie. 

Ann Woolston prevented Haynes scoring a maximum and followed this up with a further four against Neil Stone and another three against Murie. 

Murie and Donaldson also contributed seven each and combined in the doubles for the extra point.

Result: Corby Lyveden Fields 16 Kyle Murie (SCR) 1/11, Haynes (SCR) 11/1, Stone (+2) 1/11, Murie/Haynes (SCR) 3/1 Corby Lincoln 24 Donaldson (+7) 8/4, Ken Murie (+7) 7/5, Woolston (+8) 8/4, Murie/Donaldson (+7) 1/3

Corby Rothbury won the remaining semi-final against Westfield A to book their place in the Borough Trophy final.

Dave Welsman was Rothbury’s star player and settled the tie in game eight with a 21-17, 15-21, 21-19 victory over Brian Wooding.  

His other two wins were also tight affairs 21-18, 18-21, 22-20 over Matt Rushton and 21-15, 16-21, 21-14 over Kevin Bird. 

Aiden Smith’s two wins were much easier against Wooding and 21-19, 21-16 over Rushton.

Rothbury will play Corby Smash D at Burton Baptist Church Hall on Wednesday, May 2.

Result: Corby Rothbury 5 Smith (+4) 2, Welsman (+8) 3, Westfield “A” 3 Wooding (+6), Bird (SCR), Rushton (+9)

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