Tuesday 31st March 2009 Betteshanger Alma Lions 2 : 4 Royal Oak
Neville 7,500 910 Mark John 2,950 4,700 Roger Chris 7,470 1,040 Steve Wack & Neville 1,320 2,090 Mark & Steve Chris & Wack 1,040 2,210 Steve & Roger John & Wack 1,130 1,640 Roger & Mark
An impressive display in the doubles matches by the Royal Oak, Nonnington at the Betteshanger Club in Deal saw them come away with a deserved 4-2 win and inflict the first defeat for the Group A leaders.
The Betteshanger side took the edge in the singles as wins for Neville Potts (7,500) and Chris Saville (7,470), either side of a win for Roger Oldfield (4,600) gave them a 2-1 lead.
However, the visitors played consistently well in all of the doubles matches, and won all three legs with wins for Mark Graves & Steve Lake (2,090), then Oldfield & Lake (2,210) and finally Oldfield & Graves (1,640) to complete a full sweep of the doubles and put them back into contention at the top of the Group.