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Match Report

Tue 22 Jun 2010 - SWF Intermediate League                      (played at Cornwall CC)

Cornwall v Exeter

Tuesday June 22nd saw Cornwall entertain Exeter for Cornwall’s third Intermediate league match of the season on a perfect summer day. The lawns were fast, making it tricky to judge the strength of shot.

Teams were: Cornwall – Tony Jennings (handicap 12), Stephen Read (14), Peter Dexter (16) and Des Honey (18). Exeter - Roger Thorn (10), Richard Hichens (10), Scylla Blackwell (16), and David Johns (18).

The first game to finish was the morning doubles, Jennings & Honey against Hichens & Blackwell. With both Cornwall players in fine form, and Exeter struggling, a 19-4 win for Cornwall resulted. Soon afterwards, the double-banked singles both produced comprehensive wins for Read, 20-5 against Johns, and for Dexter, playing in his first Intermediate league match, 18-6 against Thorn.

So with a 3-0 lead at lunch, Cornwall needed only one win in the afternoon singles to clinch the match.

Dexter continued in excellent form to beat Hichens by the wide margin of 22-5. Read and Honey had rather closer matches against Blackwell & Johns respectively, winning 21-13 and 13-7. Jennings had a hard-fought game against Exeter captain Thorn, who managed a 16-14 win.

Cornwall having lost their two previous games by narrow margins, were therefore well pleased to obtain a 6-1 win.

Final Score:  Cornwall 6     Exeter 1

The Teams  
The Teams
Front row, Des Honey(C), David Johns(E), Roger Thorn(E), Richard Hichens(E), Scylla Blackwell(E).
Back row, Tony Jennings(C), David Edwards(C Team Captain ), Stephen Read(C), Peter Dexter(C).

Photo by Stephen Read.