Shona played a close first set in which Rhian edged 11-9, then won the next two to claim a 4/1 match win.
The division’s other two matches were closer. FBRD’s Lauren MacLeod and Blaire faced the Defenders. Lauren defeated Stuart Brown 3/0 in the opening tie but Kay Solaja levelled with a 3/0 win over Blaire. The youngsters won the doubles 3/0 for a 2/1 lead. Lauren continued her match-winning ways against Kay to take a 2/0 lead. Kay stormed back to win the last three sets. Stuart then came through in the fifth tie to beat Blaire 9, -8, 8, 7.
Apple Crumble found the young Spin Masters a very feisty team. Finlay Zanna (S M) came back from 0/2 to level with Iain MacLeod but was dominated in the fifth set. Josh Orr stayed positive throughout his lengthy four-set game with Fiona Gibson, coming through 8,-9, 14, 10. The doubles was also very close but the older heads prevailed, 9, 8, -9, 8. Josh then launched into a tough five-set tie with Iain in which he won the first set but the wily veteran took the second 11-5. Josh retaliated with a 12-10 third set win only to be pipped to the post in the fourth, 15-17. After that Josh won the fifth 11-7. With the match at two-all, Fiona started well against Finlay but her 2/0 lead was lost as he took the next two sets 10, 4. In the end it was Fiona who triumphed, 11-8 in the fifth, for a 3/2 victory.
Division 2: The Daft Old Bats proved they were not so daft when they battled to a 3/2 win over The Two Rs. Raymond Pirrie (2 Rs) had two 3/1 wins against the ladies. Roisin Pirrie put up a great fight against Sian Williams, edging the first and fourth sets but faded -7 in the fifth. Left-handed Anne Gault defeated her 3/0 and in the doubles the ladies just got the better of the family duo in five spirited sets.
Super Troupers took on a depleted Ace Breakers but were treated to only two singles and a doubles. Stewart Roberts turned up but neither Muhammed Ali nor Antoni Murray appeared. Stewart lost both his singles ties to the more experienced Nick Morgan and Shannon Brown. He was partnered in the doubles by an unknown player called Jack, and this tie went better, although they lost it 8-11 in the fifth.
Nick and Shannon returned to the club on Saturday morning to play Bodie and Doyle. Nick was in excellent form, beating Steve Cussell 3/1 and Alex Cussell 3/0. He and Shannon won the doubles in three close sets. Shannon also beat Alex 3/0 and started well against Steve by taking a 2/0 lead. Steve then recovered to snaffle the next two sets 14-12, 11-9 and the two kept pace with each other up to four-all in the fifth.
At this stage Shannon found her best form to launch a fast-moving attack and win the fifth set 11-6 for a clean sweep.