Bowdon beat Chester at Bowdon in a match that was rather closer than the overall 4 – 1 win suggests. The Bowdon team of Charles Harding (Captain), Nigel Matthews and John Lucas came through to win the second B-Advanced match in a series of 4 against Bury and Chester. We have yet to play against Chester at Chester and Bury here at Bowdon. Chester were represented by Elmyr Hughes, Jerry Guest and David Boyd.
In the morning doubles Charles (2.5) and John (3) beat Jerry Guest (2) and David Boyd (6) +5T. This game was only won on Bowdon’s final turn by Charles who came to the lawn, with Bowdon 5 hoops down, and made a 10 point break as time ran out. Jerry failed to hit in with the final shot of the game. David had played very strongly to build Chester’s lead. In the morning singles game Nigel (1.5) beat Elmyr Hughes (1) by +3T.
In the afternoon games Nigel beat Jerry +17. Charles had a narrow win over Elmyr +1T. John lost -15 to David, who continued his strong form of the morning to record Chester’s only win.