Wiltshire Winter League
2011/12 Handicap Cup Competition

updated: 2/8/12

Handicaps - subject to fluctutation so please check just before match

Cricklade I -13, Defence Academy I -11


1st Round (to be played week commencing Nov 15th 2010) - first named team is at home unless rearranged by mutual consent
match no. home team away team
(1.1) Wessex II 2 Oasis I 3 (1) R.Khan 2 D.Mellor 0, (2) S.Besant 1 D.Burns 2, (3) S.Locke 0 K.Speight 2, (4) G.Hopes 0 C.Webb 2, (5) J.Walker 2 K.Christensen 1
(1.2) Trowbridge II 0 Devizes I 5 (walkover)
(1.3) Marlborough C 1 Chippenham Olympiad II 4 (1) G.Gough 1 A.Graham 3, (2) R.Bothwick 2 J.Payne 3, (3) S.Brash 0 P.Claridge 3, (4) A.Kinder 0 M.Sugden 3, (5) A.Bridger 3 S.Beckford 1


2nd Round (to be played week commencing 12/3/12) - first named team is at home unless rearranged by mutual consent
match no. home team away team
(2.1) Marlborough B 5 Oasis I 0 N.Mallaburn 3 D.Mellor 1, (2) A.Freedman 3 D.Burns 0, (3) E.Davies 3 J.Style 0,
(4) M.Baldrey 3 E.Glennie 2, (5) K.Ducros 3 N.Kennell 0
(2.2) Trowbridge I Chippenham Olympiad I
(2.3) Next Generation 0 Cricklade I 5 (1) N.Morse 1 J.Peirce 3, (2) S.Hawkins 1 T.Thompson 3, (3) O.Dada 0 J.Glazier 3, (4) S.Lafferty 0 M.Stannard 3, (5) 0-3 (w/o)
(2.4) Wessex I 3 Defence Academy II 2 (1) J.Cox 1 A.Humphries 3, (2) T.Bennett 3 P.James 2, (3) N.Marshman 2 G.Vizor 3, (4) J.Bennett 3 M.Elwick 1, (5) M.Cains 3 M.Carter 2
(2.5) Lyneham 0 Devizes I 5 (walkover)
(2.6) Wessex III 0 Defence Academy I 5 (1) I.Peters-Philips 1 N.Rowe 3, (3) P.Maddison 1 D.Ridgway 3, (3) R.Williams 1 A.Dennington 3, (4) T.Hunt 1 M.Hyland 3, (5) J.Watkins 1 D.Bray 3
(2.7) Marlborough A 5 Oasis II 0 (1) P.Carty 3 P.Robathan 1, (2) N.Hewens 3 W.Sanderson 1, (3) M.Kenneth 3 B.Brock 0,
(4) M.Skull 3 P.Walmsley 0, (5) C.Morgan 3 D.Burns 1
(2.8) Devizes II 4 Chippenham Olympiad II 1 (1) S.Urda 3 A.Graham 2, (2) G.Daniels 1 J.Payne 3, (3) P.Fennings 3 P.Claridge 0, (4) R.Douse 3 M.Sugden 0, (5) A.Hopkins 3 C.Clarke 1

Quarter Finals
match no. home team away team
(3.1) Marlborough B 5 Chippenham Olympiad I 0 (walkover)
(3.2) Cricklade I 5 Wessex I 0 (1) E.Crane 1 R.Brady 3, (2) T.Bennett 0 J.Pierce 3, (3) J.Bennett 0 T.Thompson 3, (4) A.Chambers 0 J.Glazier 3, (5) H.Wilson 2 M.Stannard 3
(3.3) Devizes I 1 Defence Academy I 4 (1) G.Forster 0 N.Rowe 3, (2) C.Hardy 2 D.Ridgway 3, (3) W.Edwards 0 A.Dennington 3, (4) A.Lewis 3 N.Buckle 1, (5) T.Edwards 1 M.Hyland 3
(3.4) Marlborough A 4 Devizes II 1 (1) J.Beckett 3 S.Urda 0, (2) G.Preston 3 M.Vaughan 1, (3) A.Grace 0 G.Daniels 3, (4) M.Skull 3 P.Fennings 1, (5) C.Morgan 3 H.Hislop 0

Semi Finals
match no. home team away team
(4.1) Marlborough B 1 Cricklade I 4 (1) A.Freedman 0 R.Brady 3, (2) E.Davies 0 J.Peirce 3, (3) M.Baldrey 1 T.Thompson 3, (4) K.Ducros 2 J.Glazier 3, (5) S.Oliphant 3 M.Stannard 1
(4.2) Defence Academy I 5 Marlborough A 0 (1) N.Rowe 3 G.Preston 2, (2) D.Ridgway 3 P.Carty 0, (3) A.Dennington 3 A.Grace 0, (4) N.Buckle 3 M.Skull 0, (5) M.Hyland 3 C.Morgan 1

Final
match no. home team away team
(5.1) Cricklade I 1 Defence Academy I 4 (1) J.Peirce 1 N.Rowe 3, (2) T.Thompson 1 D.Ridgway 3, (3) J.Glazier 3 A.Dennington 2, (4) M.Stannard 2 M.Hyland 3, (5) M.Nalder 1 N.Buckle 3


Wiltshire Handicap Cup Final

It was only two weeks before that Cricklade and DA had to fight it out for the overall Winter 11/12 title. On that occasion the Cricklade team managed to win on the final game (Dazza's nerves got to him).The DA team were keen to put the record straight (understatement here). The team had performed well through the various rounds managing to keep calm under the huge pressure of starting matches at -18, -22 and -20 - only dropping a single game along the way. Mind you, the Cricklade boys had done just as well they too had only dropped 1 game. Come the night Cricklade couldn't field Rob Brady who was ill on the night. DA Managed to field Ant Dennington - he was keen not to let anyone down - but he really wasn't in a fit state. Ant had spent much of the day 'indisposed' in the little boy's room and turned-up dehydrated and a little giddy. DA also had Nev Buckle who insisted on playing only a week-and-a-half after an operation on his elbow. Not one of his better decisions - ok on the night but I'm sure this will come back and bite him later in the year. We also had an in-form Dave Ridgway who was determined to overturn a result from earlier in the year against Tony Thompson (who tonight looked like he'd had a spray tan - just back from hols).

So that's the scene set - A weaker Cricklade team who were also giving DA 2 points - and a sick DA team. First up were Dennington and Glazier (because Ant thought he may pass out if he didn't get straight on). It was dodgy for Ant from the start the first two games went to Glaz and at one point we thought Ant was going to keel over. He had to dash to the loo after one of the games :) but came back to fight his way back into the game and level it. Glaz had too much for Ant in the last and Ant really didn't look the best. Glaz walking away with it in the end.

The next game had started with Thompson and Ridgway. Dave focused and determined; Tony trying to get like that but kept drifting back to beaches and sangria. Clearly he hadn't starved on holiday and was a little off the pace - that said, Dave wasn't letting him get into it. Tony managed a game but Dave just kept the pressure up to press home the fitness and accuracy.

On next were the 5s, Buckle and Nalder; Nev strapped-up. Mark played well but Nev had learnt from the previous rounds about the cost of mistakes - Mark was still learning. A really good game but in the end Nev played it reasonbly tight but with less errors than Mark and it saw him over the line. He didn't have it all his own way - Mark got a game back but couldn't pressure Nev into the errors that we all know he has inside.

The old boys Stannard and Hyland had to fight it out with the match score at DA 2, Cricklade 1. It was a tight game but Hyland had the edge; certainly in the first game - coming away with a easy win. The Chairman got stuck in during the second and third games to take the led - but towards the end of the third he definately got slower at the front. To be fair Hyland was trying to make his opponent cover every inch of the court (this had worked only a few weeks earlier in the summer league with the Chairman dead on his feet).Hyland took the 4th and Stannard retired to hand the match and the final to DA.

On last for a dead rubber were the 1s - John Peirce having improved steadily through the season - but not able to keep-up with Nige Rowe. John was tight and deceptive but Nigel's movement was good and he was able to turn quickly and play an equally deceptive return. John was on a hiding to nothing with Nige able to move him about effortlessly. He managed a game but Nige came straight back to take the game.

A good night at the Wessex and thanks to them for the use of the courts for the final - very much appreciated. A late night for some (not Ant) and a few beers. As Ant was going he said "I feel great now!" - yeah; I didn't get too close.