Surrey's designs on regaining their place with the elite have been put back another year when the 'A' team became Div.Two runners-up for the third time in the last four years. A good 4-3 start against 2006 Div One side Northants was followed by a 2-5 defeat by eventual winners Oxon B. The scores got better as the day went on, and they finished in style with a 6-1 victory over Bucks.
Surrey A scorecards :
Surrey A 4, Northants 3 Terry Oakley 5260, Ian Jellis 1470 Geoff Jukes 5670, Chris Lawman 7620 Dave Constable 750, Andy Chambers 8370 Gary Powell 7450, Damien Coates 2180 Laurie Roberts 2900, Simon Coleman 2400 Vernon Sparkes 3500, Jason Neal 3690 Clive Thompson 3240, Ian Coleman 2030
Oxon B 5, Surrey A 2 Gary Johnson 7660, Terry Oakley 7060 Mark Trafford 3820, Geoff Jukes 9140 Kevin Godfrey 6230, Dave Constable 3830 Paul Wood 2840, Gary Powell 4880 Ray Sturgess 2550, Laurie Roberts 1960 Tony Willis 3080, Vernon Sparkes 1710 Tony Martin 10540, Clive Thompson 4100
Surrey A 6, Bucks 1 Terry Oakley 6740, Syl Murphy 560 Geoff Jukes 8780, Ray Hussey 840 Dave Constable 9210, Charlie Gildersleve 1550 Gary Powell 8220, Miles Lawless 730 Laurie Roberts 2280, Cliff Slade 2020 Vernon Sparkes 2670, Pete O'Dell 3500 Clive Thompson 8580, Tom Maguire 1800
Next up, Surrey Ladies this coming Sunday: with A and B teams both in Division Two, it is hoped that some good scores can be posted and maybe one of them can return triumphant !
***Good luck also to Jimmy Greensted, representing Surrey in the AEBBA Mens Singles.***
The Sunday after, it is the turn of the Surrey mens B team in Division Three which is also a four-team section and looks quite evenly matched.