Pendle Reach Quarter Finals of Longman Cup by Robin Delves (20 Aug 10)
Nottingham C.C. v Pendle & Craven at Nottingham on Thurs August 19th.2010.
An extremely tense finish in heavy rain after a day of generally good weather resulted in a win for Pendle & Craven. A golden hoop victory for Robin Delves against Sue Wileman after a 3 1/2 hour battle decided the match at 6.40 p.m. Andrew Webb and David Pollitt had beaten Bob Thompson and Omied Hallam in the afternoon singles; David giving 3 bisques & Andrew 5 bisques and both played having been many hoops behind until the last few minutes of epic battles. Andrew won +6; David won +4; Ron Welch battled manfully in both the morning & afternoon singles but did not contribute to the score. In the morning singles, Clive Goode beat David Pollitt + 14; Omied Hallam beat Ron Welch +18; Andrew Webb & Robin Delves beat Bob Thompson & Sue Wileman +1.
Match result: Nottingham 3 Pendle & Craven 4. Pendle & Craven are now at home to Bury in the quarter finals.