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Tollemache - Manchester Qualify
The inter counties teams of eight qualifying weekend took place on 17-18th Novenber at Daventry. After a ruling involving a match between Middlesex and Sussex Manchester finished second in their group qualifying for the sixth year in a row. The Manchester team was John Holland/John Hassett, Michael Byrne/Michael Newman, Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock, Alan Mould/Gary Hyett. John Holland and John Hassett headed the cross IMPs for their group, the other three pairs were negative on the cross IMPs. The final is in February.
Pendle Witch Pairs
John Stell and Tracy Capal won at Brierfield on Sunday 11th November, also doing well were Christopher Hine and Stephen Ward who were fourth winning the B category prize. Full results are on the Brierfield web site.
Northern League Trophies
If any members of the A or B team would like the trophies for winning the Northern League to be displayed at their house for the coming year please contact the match secretary. They have both been engraved.
Autumn Intermediate Pairs
19 pairs played at Altrincham on November 4th. Players had an enjoyable afternoon, with Angela Ashleigh and Wendy Burton winning ahead of Sally Bray and George Leigh with Elaine Preece and Peter Butterworth in third place.
Thanks to Barbara Lewis for organising and to Joan Lewis for directing.
Detailed results are on the Altrincham Club web site.
Higson Cup and Plate
Adam Wiseberg has taken over the running of the cup and plate from Kath Nelson. Please see the cup page for details of the latest draw. Thanks to Kath for running these events for several years.
The Manchester league has been running for a couple of months now and, with most teams having played at least a couple of matches, the league tables are beginning to take shape.
In division one Michael Byrne's St Titus team are off to a good start with two big wins, Justin Hackett's Mutton Madras, Alec Smalley's Grasshoppers and Kath Nelson's Agamemnon are in second to fourth place some way behind. In division two Proteus (Frank Brown) and New Connections (Roger Hopton) are the early leaders.
Ray Ashleigh's Manchester A team lead division three with two good wins. David Milne's Astrazeneca Stars lead in division four, closely followed by Bev Pardoe's Chorlton Challengers.
In Division five Maggie McPhillips' Biddables lead, but have only played one match, in second place are Heather Saunders' Enigmas. Division six has only had one match played so far. In division seven Ruff Diamonds (Peter Shakespeare) have won their only match 30-0, Ashton United ( Sheila Wimbleton) have had two good wins to lie second.