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18th APRIL 2019

Always a fabulous fixture, always great competitive fun and this year was no exception.
4 singles and 2 doubles all matches PARS to 15.

Singles first: Alan Boulden at No.3, after a shaky start just winning the first 17/15, then settled down to a convincing 3/0 win. Graham Jolly at No.4 had an easier time and won easily 3/0.

New member Matt Farrar (who plays at the same Club as Dave Smith) is an excellent addition to the GB Vets. A high quality match with Matt showing his strength and in the end also his fitness winning 3/1.

Neil Davies at No.2 looked to be in control at 2/1 up but his opponent had other ideas and he gradually ground out a 3/2 win, a superb match.

Doubles: The everlasting duo of John Woodliffe and Lance Kinder having won the first then succumbed to their more consistent opponents and lost 1/3.

There then followed the final match of the evening, a match of high quality and drama. With Dave Smith and his partner, England O75 captain Nigel Belle, they battled hard and then battled some more but eventually lost a thoroughly enjoyable battle 1/3.

So a very honourable draw 3/3 but most importantly a 12/10 win in games for the GB Vets!

Our thanks to Karl Newland of Ashtead for arranging another most enjoyable evening. Roll on next year!

Dave Smith,
Match Manager

Full results were as follows:

  Ashtead   GB Vets    
1 Nick Burret lost to Matt Farrar 1-3  
2 Ian Pickup beat Neil Davies 3-2  
3 Gary Fealey lost to Alan Boulden 0-3  
4 Paul Skinner lost to Graham Jolly 0-3  
5 Graham Smith & Alan Rutland beat Lance KInder & John Woodliffe 3-1  
5 Karl Newland & Mike Standring beat Dave Smith & Nigel Belle 3-1  


GB Vets team: Nigel Belle, Neil Davies, Lance Kinder, Dave Smith, John Woodliffe, Matt Farrar, Alan Boulden.

Both teams