Longman Cup – Fylde reach Quarter Final beating Beverley 4-3 by Liz Wilson (24/07/07)
This match was played at Pendle as the Fylde lawns were waterlogged. Lee Hartley (4) & Betty Bates (24 – playing off 20) lost to John Kennedy (6) & Tom Judge (15) +14; Martin Bradshaw (12) beat Malcolm Lawrenson (18) +7; Terry Vernazza (22 – playing off 20) beat Mike Evans +20.
All the afternoon matches were heavily contested. Lee Hartley who had been playing uncharacteristically badly eventually found form and managed to beat John Kennedy +3. Mike Evans was next to finish beating Martin Bradshaw +13. The other two matches went to time. Terry Vernazza held on to his lead to beat Tom Judge +7 winning the match for Fylde. Malcolm Lawrenson beat Betty Bates +9 to pull one back giving a final close result of 4 -3 to Fylde.
Fylde now play Ashby in the Quarter Final.
Fylde would like to thank Pendle for the use of their lawns which have stood up to the recent bad weather far better than the other local clubs