Nottingham beat Ashby to reach final of Secretary’s Shield

Omied Hallam reports as follows:

Ashby Team

Nick Mounfield -1.5
Arthur Rowe 2 (C)
Derek Buxton 10
Judith Rowe 20


Nottingham Team

Omied Hallam 1.5 (C)
Roger Berkeley 9
Judith Moore 18
Ian Draper 20



Ashby hosted Nottingham in a Semi Final of the Secretary Shield competition. In the morning Ashby took the first win in a quick victory in the doubles +23. In the two singles games Ian Draper won the next game +19, having a lovely first ball break using 4 bisques. In the battle of the Judiths, with Judith Rowe playing her first ever AC game it was a close match all the way through with Judith Moore taking a lead at the end of the game winning it +8T. Going into Lunch Nottingham where 2-1 up with all to play for.

The afternoons games started with Omied hitting on 4th ball and going around without using a bisques and leaving himself 3 for the 2nd ball after a miss from Nick. Omied finished the game off quickly, winning +26 in 36 mins, giving Nottingham only one more game to win to get to a 3rd Secretary Shield final in a row. In the other game on lawn 1 Roger managed to get the ball wedged in hoop 1 and after some investigation realised the ball was larger than all the other and swapped it for a ball in another set. It was a nice close match but Arthur managed a victory for Ashby +3. With Ian Draper winning comfortably +24 it left Judith to finish the day off with a win for Nottingham +11 giving Nottingham a 5/2 win and chance to defend their title against Enfield in the final


Detailed Results

Nick Mounfield & Arthur Rowe bt Omied Hallam & Roger Berkeley +23
Judith Rowe lost to Judith Moore -8T
Derek Buxton lost to Ian Draper -19

Nick Mounfield lost to Omied Hallam -26
Arthur Rowe bt Roger Berkeley +3
Derek Buxton lost to Judith Moore -11
Judith Rowe lost to Ian Draper -24