Cup Report Round 1 2016-2017 - 21/11/2016

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John Metcalfe
Thu 01 Dec '16 @ 11:27am

Dare Cup

The second round of cup matches saw the league competition take a back seat as the Dare Cup Round 1 took preference this week. Of the 16 matches scheduled to be played, only 9 results were received in time to be included in this report.

The division 2 side, Chestfield Warriors 7, were handed a club derby match, and a 224 point handicap advantage, against Chestfield Warriors 4 from division 1. Roger Jordan, John Wickings and Denis Cannon for Warriors 4, immediately went about the task of reducing the deficit, with Roger and Denis winning all their games. Linda Wickings, for Warriors 7, and husband John, found themselves facing each other at the opposite ends of the table, with Linda pleased to take a leg off John, as did Jill Weaver. Aaron Hollingsworth also managed an excellent 2 leg win over John, but after the doubles, the handicap had proved to be too much for Warriors 4 to overcome as Warriors 7 won the match by 85 points.

Linda Wickings was also in action again, this time filling a vacant spot for Chestfield Warriors 19 who were drawn against club-mates Chestfield Warriors 16. With a daunting 245 point handicap to surmount, Adrian Millsted and Linda Wickings both won all their matches comprehensively against the Warriors 16 team of Tania Clarke and Kerry & Mark Holmes. Sam Millsted dropped 1 leg against Mark, but leading by 35 points after the singles, Warriors 19 won the doubles by 28 points to give them an overall 63 point winning total and a place in the next round.

Herne Bay K and Faversham D, both from division 3, were drawn against each other in a match where the Bay team started with a 105 point advantage. Charles Harman, Barbara Ayling and Josie Prowse for Herne Bay were pushed hard by the visiting Faversham team of Harry Hutchinson Mike Ayris and Alan Culver. However, with both sides dropping legs against each other, the Faversham squad could only reduce the handicap by 15 points as a determined Herne Bay team moved into round 2 of the competition, winning by 88 points.

Chestfield Warriors 13 were the home team for their clash with Chestfield Warriors 17 in this all division 4 cup match. The 2 man team of Kenny McCaig and Owen Whatley needed a 3rd player to make up their squad and called upon Kenny’s father, Peter, from division 3 for a full complement. Faced with a 205 point handicap deficit, Warriors 17 were always on the back foot, despite Peter McCaig winning all his games. Jan Aldridge won 2 of her games for Warriors 13, with Jude Quiggen adding a 3rd, and with the support of Jenny Jones, Warriors 13 managed to stave off the efforts of Warriors 17 to qualify for round 2, winning the match by 86 points.

An all division 2 game between Blean B and Faversham C began with Blean having a 105 point handicap advantage over their visitors. Nick Wibberley, Kevin Bourner and Colin Blythe for Faversham, battled hard to overcome the handicap, winning 5 close games. Blean also managed to win 2 through Keith Ackland and Kevin West, and ably supported by Dave Mason, managed to keep their losing games close enough to put the match beyond Faversham’s reach, leading by 96 points after the singles games, rendering the doubles game un-necessary.

Faced with the prospect of overcoming a 322 point handicap, Paul Messenger, Gerry Allen and Mick Barwick for Herne Bay H from division 3, travelled to division 4’s Chestfield Warriors 15 for their cup match. After winning all their singles games Herne Bay were on 450 points, just 36 points behind the Warriors Ricky Kay Jnr., Beth Duncin and James Relf who had increased their points total to 486. Going into the doubles, Herne Bay won the first leg 25-11, but those eleven points left the Warriors needing just 3 points from the 2nd leg, which they achieved, to win the match and a place in the next round.

Chestfield Warriors 5 from division 2, welcomed Blean C from division 3 to their venue for a match which was always going to be close. The Blean team of Laurie Newman, Derek Whiddett and Peter Cole started the match with a 49 point handicap lead. Laurie Newman won 2 of his games for Blean, with Peter and Derek fighting hard to support him. Warriors 5 were grateful to Simon Howe, who won his 3 games, with John Metcalfe winning 2 and Bob Young 1. After 9 singles games, the home team had overturned the deficit to lead by 23 points before the doubles, and, by winning the first leg 25-16, the Warriors accumulated enough points to ensure their progress into round 2 with a match winning 32 points.

The young Chestfield Warriors 12 squad of Lewis & George Marsh and Rowan Brough from division 3, went to division 2’s Herne Bay F with a 35 point advantage against their more experienced hosts, Graham Waters, Graeme Sopp and Jim Burns. In the closest match of the round, the Warriors were unfazed by their senior opposition, battling for every point, but with Graeme Sopp winning all his games, plus 2 Graham Waters and 1 by Jim Burns, Herne Bay found themselves leading by 19 points after the singles. George Marsh was delighted with a win over Jim Burns, but going into the doubles, the Bay team were made to fight all the way before winning 25-17, 25-22 to take a 30 point match result.

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