Nottingham reach finals of Longman Cup

Longman Cup Quarter-Final (played at Cheltenham Sunday 15th September 2013 and report by Paul Hands)

Nottingham beat Bristol 4-3 (Nottingham names first)

Bob Thompson & Nigel Hames-Keward(8) lost to Bob Scott & Marian Hilton (8.5) -12 (14-26)
Dan Greenaway (9) beat Jill Hathaway (11) +10 (26-16)
Ian Draper (20) beat Deirdrie Duggan (11) +15 (26-11)

Bob Thompson (3.5) lost to Marian Hilton -12 (14-26)
Nigel Hames-Keward (4.5) beat Bob Scott (4.5) +19 (26-7)
Dan Greenaway (9) lost to Deirdrie Duggan (11) -13 (13-26)
Ian Draper (20) beat Jill Hathaway (11) +5T (22-17)

On a wet and windy day at Cheltenham, the result of a really well contested match all came down to the last game, being played far away from the Clubhouse on lawn 4, where Nottingham's Ian Draper (sitting apparently comfortably on peg and penult) was leading by a long way, only for Bristol's Jill Hathaway (little by little) to fight her way back into it, but she was eventually thwarted by time …

Nottingham will now face Southport in the Sem-Final, to be played at Surbiton on Saturday 5th October, with Woking to face either Watford or Enfield in the other.