Redhill a v Worthing a G jukes. 10120. V 440. N brown T cross. 8200. V. 5160 m daw J Slee. 770. V. 13460. J Oakley G Powell 7610. V. 4370. K Tunstall D Jones. 350. V. 12540. T Molley D constable. 6210. V. 4520. M Smith C robbins. 8110. V. 6450. S mepham Redhill win 5-2 great night with Worthing and good win for Redhill
* Colin Southouse 3230 2480 Paul Jobbins Chase Newman 4870 2500 Barry West * Ric Bithell 2690 3420 Mick Kirwan * * Dave Knight 5260 1410 Paul Moyes-Robb Jan Bithell 1920 5440 Derek Taylor * Huw Lincoln 2800 1710 Ian Giffen * * Richard Todd 2740 1770 Ros Appleby
**Alan Brackenridge 4250 - 1310 Matthew Knight - first leg lacked a little in quality especially from the visiting player who was pretty much terrible, knocking the black peg over for good measure. It meant Alan did not have to be at his best to win
Michelle Baden 400 - 10,000 Jim Millward** - it's always a worry when you've made a fool of yourself in the first leg that everyone else is going to smash in big scores, well Jim did, but it doesn't quite tell the full story. It was 4 or 5 breaks but he "got it" on the 4th or 5th one - no luck for Michelle
Bella Stoner 2280 - 11,240 Dave Ingram** - 5 world championships between our first 3 players and the Warrior played like a champion going off with the highest opening break of the night, albeit a measly 5.5k. Think he was pretty happy to come off, Bella had a sniff but left a one-up short enabling Dave to gives us the lead by adding plenty more
**Jack Baden 1450 - 6120 Grant Tully - Another Baden with no luck on the night (unusually he did have his cue though, but (not unusually) no chalk. Grant had everything (minus a whipped split in the 200) including an excellent 5k break which took up plenty of time and gave Jack no chance. It left that mighty Bournemouth pairing of Baden and Knight with less than 3k aggregate on the night
Right so 3-1 down here come Jean or Stuart No it's Chippers "I didn't want to put Stuart down because I knew Nige would play him"
So it Chippers v.....er er (yep) Nige Surely Nige is going to get more than Dave did with his opening break?
Marcus Chipman 2060 - 12,700 Nigel Senior** - nope the captain can "only" muster a less (or is it more)? than measly 5k and is off. Great chance for Chippers as a good clearance and a good first split has him on track, but....a shocking second split means he is off and Senior smashes in a rapid 7k to give us the win and denies the Bees a repeat of their famous win last time out
With the home team's captains plans out the window he decides its time for the Sussex Chairman to have a go
Stuart Carruthers 2020 - 1560 Phil Osborne** - this one needs to be described as a quality thriller. I think it is fair to say, Phil not at his best with the table playing as it currently is, he did start off ok but lost his break, then his next one as well, kept the last but it was only very small. Whilst Phil was pegging Stu was getting frustrated because try as he might, was unable to get the balls back. However, when presented with a last opportunity he made a good clearance and got the required 1500 for the win and the big rps
**Jean Brackenridge 6520 - 2550 Chris Tupper - now we waited a while for the last to start as Tupps could not screw his cue up, it had been fine when smashing them in at the Stag on Thursday but try as he might it would not screw up. Even the match reporter could not manage it so that cue was dispensed off and the captains was used. Poor Jean having to wait, she opened up with 1.8k before coming off. Without his trusty weapon Tupps could not replicate his performance of Thursday and presented with a second opportunity Jean made a very nice 4k break to give the last 2 legs to the hosts
Good win for the A team, table not playing as well as it can, made for some thrills and spills. Thanks to the B team for a good night. (no offence meant to anyone in the writing of this report)
Match played in a good atmosphere and chances in every game, home team scrapping over the line. Thank you to Ji and Heather at the Stags Head for hosting us and the sandwiches. Our last game as we have a bye in April so thanks to all that played in the B team for a good season in difficult circumstances, Littlehampton favourites to win the 2nd Division unless they slip up badly against Lewes in their last game.
Game 1 Rick going well got slightly out of position so made sure he kept 4.5k, Jim balls back but out 1st one up behind, Rick made sure with 6k+ break, leaving Jim just time to put the one up behind again. 11360 - 2890 1-0
Game 2 Martin off early, Dave balls back off early as well, Martin 7k+ break to make sure, Dave just about played the time out. 3940 - 8030 1-1
Game 3 Michael missed both balls on first split, Ben great 9550 break to make sure, Michael finished off. 9620 - 5600 2-1
Game 4 Barney never really settled and had 3 breaks to build 3.9k lead, Alex going well pegged 4k and first to get them back but needed to race against the clock and just fell short 4120 - 3600 3-1
Game 5 Joe off early, Pete first to get them back and off at 2k then added another 2k+, Joe got them back with just enough time and made sure with a good break 4420 - 4910 3-2
Game 6 Mark off early, Neil first to get them back and going well at over 5k but got caught out by the right hand cushion, managed to just nick the ball and keep his score. Mark balls back and he made sure in another close game. 5460 - 7200 3-3
Game 7 up to captain TJ to bring it home but I miscued the 1st one up trying to put too much side on, Martin balls back and off at just under 2k, I got them back first and seeming going well when I made a right old mess of it but kept at 3k+. Martin balls back 1st and off with the scores level. Nervy couple of minutes with neither of us being able to get the balls back, luckily for your truly he did with just under 2 minutes left, got 1.4k and touched as the bar went. Fair enough to stay not one of the best games Martin and I have had over the years. 5760 - 4510 4-3
Thank you to Redhill for a good evening and for agreeing to play on Mothers Day Sunday evening.