CA beat SCA

by Charles Waterfield at Middlesbrough [^] -> bottom
2 Sep 2018 (Other News)


The CA retained the Glasgow Quaich, with a 17-7 win over the Scottish CA in the annual match, held at Middlesbrough CC on 1/2 September.

When the Scots came to Albert Park two years ago (winning 16-8) their team, including two minus players, was nominally the stronger; this time round the comparison was more in favour of the CA's – as it turned out. We were fortunate this year to have wonderfully warm and sunny conditions over the whole weekend.

Most competitors were able to join in a convivial supper at a local restaurant after play on the Saturday. Thanks are owed to Glynis & John Parks and to Barbara & Peter McDermott for helping in the pavilion over lunch-times.


Beatrice McGlen (Nott'm) -0.5

Andrew Killick (M'bro) 0.5

Phil Errington (Belsay Hall) 1

Derek Watts (Tyneside) 1

Charles Waterfield (M'bro) 2.5

Roger Staples (M'bro) 2.5


John Surgenor (Glasgow) 1

Derek Knight (Beverley) 2

Alan Wilson (Balgreen) 1.5

Alistair Malcolm (Meadows) 4

David Houston (Meadows) 5

Bob Darling (Balgreen)

All games were level advanced (double-banked) with fairly tight time limits 2.5 hrs for Singles, 3 hrs for Doubles. On Saturday a round of Doubles was followed by two rounds of Singles in the afternoon. On Sunday there was a second round of Doubles and a final round of Singles. In the case of Singles the top three in each team played each other; the lower three likewise. For Doubles, pairings were across the two 'blocks'.

Final Result: CA 17, SCA 7