Bubwith Men’s 1 played hosts to the much-fancied Harlow this week. Harlow have won promotion in every year they’ve been in the league.
In a game that promised much, it was Bubwith who held a slender two game and 2-1 points lead after the first rubber as it finished 19-17.
Looking to break away, Rob Jackson and Jonathan Clay ran out with a comfortable 8-4 win and their second point of the afternoon. Not wanting to be outshone, Jonathan Longthorp and Daryl Young put the finishing touches to their 10-2 victory to give Bubwith a small cushion.
Into the third round with it looking tight, Jon and Daryl kept their cool as they picked up an emphatic 11-1 victory and their second point of the day. It was then left to Doug smith and Shaun Pinchbeck to seal victory as they also rallied to an impressive 11-1 win.
Bubwith didn’t have it all their own way though, as Harlow’s first pairing amassed a total of 30 games on their own. Despite this, Bubwith’s team strengthcame through as they came out 63-45 victors and by nine points to three.
The mixed 1, under the captaincy of Anna Airaksinen, had an exciting away
match with challenging damp weather resulting in very heavy balls.
They played against Wiggington and came away with a solid 68-40 win. Alastair Southworth was man of the match chasing every ball, standing tall blocking volleys and serving so brilliantly.
The success continued with a win for the Mixed 2 playing at home to Appleton Roebuck – 62-46. Stars of the night again were Alastair Southworth with his regular parner Ann Wottge with 28 games.
This win, under the captaincy of Diana Longthorp, will keep Bubwith 2 at the top of Division Eight with four wins and a loss.
And finally, the Ladies played a strong away match to Appleton Roebuck.
Top scorers Louise Smith and Anna Airaksinen came away with 30 games allowing a 67-41 victory.
This result keeps the ladies at the top of Division Six, seeking promotion next year.