Wrest Park

Mary Rose

9 July    v Aldermaston (home)    Won 6-1

Bryan Harral (1) & George Collin (1) beat Steve Woolnough (0) and John McMordie (0) +8

John Bevington (1) beat Tim Masterton (2½) +20

Terry Mahoney (1) beat Bob Harris (1½) +3

Bryan Harral lost to Steve Woolnough -6

George Collin beat John McMordie +16

John Bevington beat Bob Harris +17

Terry Mahoney beat Tim Masterton +10

Both teams just fulfilled the condition for a minimum combined team handicap of four, but in our case George had had to investigate the deeper recesses of the ranking system in order to establish our batting order. We got under way just before 10.30 on a fine day marred by a single short sharp shower. John got to 4-back on the fourth turn and took advantage of some failed hoops by Tim to finish at around noon, and we went in to lunch 3-0 up.

Lunch was provided by Bryan and Sharman Harral, who to our surprise and delight served up chili and rice, with strawberries, pineapple and cream to follow and wine to wash it down. In the afternoon singles John was the first to finish to give us the match, and although Bryan lost to Steve, George and Terry both won for a convincing overall win. The next match will be away to local rivals Letchworth.  

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