Nottingham scraped home against Northampton in GC Murphy Shield

Northampton won the doubles and one of the morning singles to be ahead at an early lunchtime, with all three matches being just two games. Nottingham went further behind by losing the first game in each of the afternoon matches, but then finally woke up to win the tie at hoop 12 in the third game of the final match to finish, when Jane peeled Cathy from long range while trying to clear her from the jaws of the hoop.

Nottingham names first:

Ian Vincent and Patricia Duke-Cox lost to Les Heard and Pete Dowd 3-7 2-7
Chris Jackson lost to Jane Stevens 4-7 6-7
Cathy Turski beat Marilyn Robinson 7-5 7-3

Ian beat Les 5-7 7-6 7-5
Patricia lost to Pete 6-7 5-7
Chris beat Marilyn 5-7 7-1 7-4
Cathy beat Jane 5-7 7-6 7-5

In the third round (having had a bye), we meet the winner of Hunstanton v Enfield.