GC Match Report

On Friday 6th September Chelmsford entertained Bury St. Edmunds in their final match in the B Level Play League before meeting Enfield in the final on 5th October. Chelmsford’s team was Judith Hand (4) Karen Jones (4) David Dawsey (7) and Ernie Bailey (8) facing a visitor’s side of Ron Carter (1) Jan Oldfield (3) Alan Plested (4) Barbara Plested (8) and substitute Annie Kasarian (8). It has to be said that despite their lowly position in the table Bury proved excellent opponents; they took the 4 doubles games by a margin of 3 to 1 and the next 2 sets of singles by 6 games to 2 to establish what eventually turned out to be a 9-3 lunchtime lead. The hosts finally rallied by taking the final 2 sets by 6 games to 2 to make the final result Chelmsford 9 Bury St Edmunds 11 with hoops run Chelmsford 108 Bury St Edmunds 111. The star for Chelmsford was Judith who won all 4 of her singles and helped to win one doubles. As a consequence of her excellent play her handicap was reduced to 3. We now have no fewer than 6 players with handicaps of 4 or lower playing GC with others improving all the time. Thanks must go to Tony Frewin for his management during the day and to the provider(s) of the refreshments enjoyed by all at the end of the match.