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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.

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