6 - 4
A) Wayne Youngs 2
X) Tom Down 1
B) Wayne Matthews 3
Y) Malcolm Skates 2
C) Neil Le Milliere 1
Z) Mani Khapung 0
“Medway's closest win so far and Ashford's first loss. A cracking match which started off at an amazing pace with the first five singles taking just over an hour.
It all went Medway's way in these and they raced into a 5-0 lead though with only one three legger, a very impressive win for Wayne M over Tom, the signs were there that it wasn't going to go all their way.
Sure enough, in the sixth game Neil came up against an in form Malcolm and lost in four.
Wayne M was having none of it and completed an impressive maximum for the day with a win over Mani, who unfortunately collected the only egg of the day, thus bringing the win up for Medway and with it probably the title.
This brought the closest game of the day to the table with two left-handers battling to out left-hand each other. Tom came out on top with a deuce in the fifth win over Neil!
Wayne Y then faced Malcom and lost in four and to prove they weren't going down without a fight Tom joined Malcolm at the table to beat the two Waynes in four though with the three legs they won being on deuce Medway can feel a little hard done by.
With Medway having only Canterbury B to play Canterbury A will be hoping their second string can do them a big favour to give them any chance of catching Medway. On the same day as that match happens Canterbury A will be playing Maidstone A to complete their season and also of course solve the conundrum of how points they get for the fixture that wasn't played against Ashford!”