Worplesdon was in its usual fine condition for our first round draw against Eastbourne. Since they were semi finalists in 2008, this promised to be a tough tie but in the event Wrekin won comfortably, 3 – 0. Meanwhile Dulwich had beaten a strong Watson’s side and looked to be powerful second round opposition for us. The renewal of a number of previous personal battles was also in prospect. On the day Ali Brett and Phil Chadwick, playing in his first Cyril Gray, won comfortably, and Thorpe and Dale, bringing up the rear, continued with their reliable play to produce a second win. So to the quarter final against King’s Canterbury where unfortunately we were defeated, in part due to an injury John Smith had sustained to his wrist, believe it or not, cycling!
Although we had two good wins, our performance was slightly disappointing, as we definitely have the potential to win this Tournament if we can get our strongest side out. We made the final in 2007.
Anyone who will be over the age of 50 in June 2010, and can play to a handicap of 7 or less, and is interested in playing, is asked to contact Michael Thorpe (email@example.com)
The Tournament was won by Merchant Taylors’.
Wrekin V Eastbourne
J. Smith & P. MacFarland beat B. Meaby & C. Walker
A. Brett & P. Chadwick beat G. Carn and P. Wickman
J. Dale & M. Thorpe beat C R. Meaby & A. Eden
Wrekin V Dulwich
J. Smith & P. MacFarland halved with M. Kirby & D. Somerville
A. Brett & P. Chadwick beat G. Melio & M. Gunson
J. Dale & M. Thorpe beat D. Evans & C. Patel
Wrekin V King’s School, Canterbury
J. Smith & P. MacFarland lost to N. Foster & N. Lyons
A. Brett & P. Chadwick lost to H. Fleming & J. Foster
J. Dale & R. Sutherland halved with J. Bennett & A. Stewart