Henry & I beat Richard & Mick 2-1 at the Hospital Club tonight.... or.... to be more accurate, Henry beat Richard 2-1 while Mick & I made up the numbers!
First game and Henry opened with 8.5k, keeping his score after leaving a ball right in front of the 10 hole and having a lot of trouble trying to get the ball on the edge of the D. We all had several visits to the table after that, Mick got the balls back but was off quickly and Richard got them back in the last minute.
Richard then opened with 8.5k in the second game and although Henry got them back on his first visit he didn't have time to catch the score and came off 0n 6.5k with less than a minute left.
Into the decider.... Mick put his first one up behind.... I then did exactly the same! Richard unlucky not to get the balls back, Henry did and was going well on 3.5k when he suddenly whipped the white ball out on the break shot and then came off.... the balls then appeared all over the table in increasingly awkward places but Henry first to get them back and ran the table out for another 5k to seal the win.
Many thanks to Colleen for scoring the games and Chris Turner for brushing the table when we got there.
World Champion - 2014 Oxon Open Winner - 2014 AEBBA Mixed Pairs Winner - 2014 (with Colleen Park) Highest Break - 23,930 (Brighton League @ Albion Fishersgate 18/05/2016) Bucks Plate Winner - 2009 & 2010 (The ONLY player to ever "successfully" defend a Plate Competition!)