Australia Beat North West Fed Team 29-11 by Ian Lines (4 Aug 10)A team of 7 from the North West Federation played the Australians (the Mac team plus Greg and Malcolm) at Southport this week. The lawns at Southport were in good condition, though quite green and easy after all the recent rain. The day started well for the NW Fed with two wins in the doubles, but the Australians began to assert themselves in the afternoon singles. The star performance from the NW Fed was Dave Nick, with a win in the doubles and 3 wins in the singles against Stephen Forster, Ian Dumergue and Greg Fletcher. Southport provided an excellent lunch and afternoon tea, which were enjoyed by all the players and about 30 spectators. By the end of the day Australia were leading 19-6.
Doubles (NW Fed names first): Ian Lines & Andrew Winn lost to Stephen Forster & Martin Clarke -11tpo (C); David Walters & Dave Nick beat Robert Fletcher & Ian Dumergue +12tp (N); Ken Cooper & Lee Hartley beat Pete Landrebe & Kevin Beard +4.
Singles (NW Fed names first): Paul Rigge lost to Greg Fletcher -20qp; Dave Nick beat Stephen Forster +13tpo; Ken Cooper lost to Robert Fletcher -25; Ian Lines lost to Ian Dumergue -26tp; Paul Rigge lost to Malcolm Fletcher -13tpo; Lee Hartley lost to Martin Clarke -7tpo; David Walters lost to Pete Landrebe -5; Ken Cooper lost to Stephen Forster -26tp Andrew Winn lost to Kevin Beard -8 Paul Rigge lost to Martin Clarke -14 Lee Hartley lost to Robert Fletcher -24tp; Dave Nick beat Ian Dumergue +16; Ian Lines lost to Greg Fletcher -17tp; David Walters lost to Malcolm Fletcher -24; Andrew Winn lost to Pete Landrebe -13tpo; Ken Cooper lost to Kevin Beard -17; Lee Hartley lost to Stephen Forster -24tp; Paul Rigge lost to Robert Fletcher -26tp; David Walters beat Ian Dumergue +15; Ian Lines lost to Martin Clarke -16tpo; Dave Nick beat Greg Fletcher +3; Andrew Winn lost to Malcolm Fletcher -26.
On Day 2, Australia cemented their overnight lead and won overall 29-11. Many thanks to the Southport Club for their very kind hospitality.
Doubles: Ian Lines & Andrew Winn lost to Pete Landrebe & Kevin Beard -24; David Walters & Dave Nick lost to Stephen Forster &Martin Clarke -17tp; Lee Hartley & Ken Cooper beat Robert Fletcher & Ian Dumergue +4; Paul Rigge & Steve Jones* lost to Greg Fletcher & Malcolm Fletcher -7. (*) honorary NW Fed player
Singles: Dave Nick beat Pete Landrebe +26tp; David Walters beat Martin Clarke +26; Ian Lines lost to Kevin Beard -22; Andrew Winn lost to Steven Forster -4; Lee Hartley lost to Greg Fletcher -13tp; David Walters lost to Kevin Beard -20; Dave Nick lost to Robert Fletcher -13tpo; Andrew Winn lost to Martin Clarke -26tp; Ian Lines beat Malcolm Fletcher +12; Ken Cooper lost to Ian Dumergue -6; Paul Rigge beat Pete landrebe +4.