PSOBLTA v International Club of GB
On Saturday, 5 August the Pubs played the IC of GB at the magnificent Stoke Park – always a high standard match and this year was no different. Although the weather was a bit mixed, the fixture started off on the grass, but eventually the players moved indoors following a downpour. But fortunately the sun came out again and the fixture was finished on the excellent grass courts.
Once again the fixture proved to be very close, and like last year the result came down to a championship tie break in the final match between the two first pairs. The match was very well contested, and rounded off with an enjoyable tea in the Stoke Park grounds.
Ben Draper, Dom Hemy, Ed Jones, Jamie Muirhead, Rob Searle and Rich Wire
IC of GB team:
Lee Childs, Chris Clark, Andy Kennaugh, Tim Matthewson, Nathan Rooney and Tim Sagar
PSOBLTA first pair, Ben Draper and Rich Wire:
- lost to Lee Childs/Andy Kennaugh 6-7, 6-4, 6-10
- beat Tim Matthewson/Nathan Rooney 7-6, 6-3
- beat Chris Clark/Tim Sagar 6-1, 6-4
PSOBLTA second pair, Ed Jones and Rob Searle:
- lost to Lee Childs/Andy Kennaugh 4-6, 4-6
- beat Tim Matthewson/Nathan Rooney 6-4, 7-5
- beat Chris Clark/Tim Sagar 7-6, 6-1
PSOBLTA third pair, Dom Hemy and Jamie Muirhead:
- lost to Lee Childs/Andy Kennaugh 3-6, 7-5, 4-10
- lost to Tim Matthewson/Nathan Rooney 4-6, 4-6
- lost to Chris Clark/Tim Sagar 2-6, 6-7
Our thanks go once again to Stoke Park for allowing us to use the club once again for this fixture and thanks to all those who played.
Johnny Barr – PSOBLTA Match Manager