SENIOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT (January 2017)
The second weekend of the Senior County Premier Championships was held on 28th and 29th January 2017. We arrived with 2 points from the first weekend knowing that we would need 5 points by the end of the weekend to avoid relegation.
Our first game against Lincolnshire enabled us to get 2 of the required points with a 6-4 win. David Barr, Martin Adams and Daniel Moses all managed to win both of their games against a young Lincolnshire men’s side. The ladies, however, were far more experienced and were too strong for Liz Bookman and Sue Purton.
The second game on Saturday saw us playing Dorset. In this match everyone played well which enabled us to run out 8-2 victors. Maximums from Liz, Martin and Dan and one each for David and Sue.
The Sunday morning saw Berkshire playing Warwickshire. Unfortunately a very tight finish ended up with us losing 6-4. Again, Martin and Dan managed maximums but no support from the rest of the team.
The final match against Derby ended up in a fitting draw. Maximums from David and Dan and one from Martin, giving us a further point.
Instead of struggling from relegation we ended up a very credible fourth and so live to fight another year in the Premier Division.
Anyone who happens to bump in to Dan over the coming weeks please be sure not to mention the County Weekend as you will notice he won every game!