Banwell make the most of their handicaps

C & C Banwell made the most of their handicaps to win their first two matches in the Archdale Cup.

YOUNG players from C & C Banwell A made the most of their talents and high handicaps to win their first two matches in the Archdale Cup group A.

In a close finish against Totterdown Flamingos, the winning match was won by Max Jeremiah (9) against Flamingos’ Phill Orchard (15). Jeremiah also beat Trevor Williams (14) as did Beth Atkinson (13) and Orchard, both in three.

Joe Gomm (16) had success over Orchard. Nigel Andrews, despite his eight handicap, beat all three Banwell players. Banwell A won 5-4.

Banwell A had a convincing 7-2 win against Division 1 Walton Wanderers, who had a tough fight for every point. Only Bill Bruton (2) managed to overcome Max Jeremiah and Beth Atkinson. Katie Groom (17) the star for Banwell, winning all three.

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Wanderers had better fortune against Winsc Rebels. Bill Bruton had a hard start against Rebels’ Dave Hunt (1) to win 21-18 in the third. Hunt won his other matches against Dave Grounsell (2) and Mike Harris (0) in three. Wanderers go through 6-3.

There was a good start for Totterdown Demons with Jason King (7) and Graham Cheeseman (3) winning all three in two games against C & C Cobras. Cobras’ Rick Hutchinson (11) and John Barker (13) both beat Demons’ Mike Summers (9). Demons won the match 7-2.

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In Group B, although Totterdown C started with a three point advantage due the Winsc Renegades only having two players, they were made to work hard by Trevor Jones (5) and Phil Yates (9). Jones took one game each from Rick Cross and Mark Price both 10 and Garry Chell 11.

A close match between C & C Banwell B and Vets C went to the last game. Banwell’s Leo Reid (16) secured the match from Tony Chedgy (11) 21-18 in the third. Reid, Alex Chandler (16) and Jack Brent (14) all beat Vets’ Len Noble (12). Top player for Vets was Gary Evry (10) with all three. Banwell won 5-4.

In a re-arranged match in Division 1 between Winsc Rebels and club-mates Renegades, the match did not start well with Rebels only fielding two players, Mike Baker going down with flu.

Rob Hansen beat Renegades’ Dave Williams with a pushing game going to five, but lost to Paul Hayward and Trevor Jones. Dave Hunt also lost to Hayward in four beating Renegades other two. Hayward and Jones won the doubles giving them a win 7-3.

In Division 2, it was not a good result for Winsc Warriors despite some close games when they lost out to Winsc Wayfarers 30-1. Anne Baker took a game from Phil Yates and lost narrowly to Simon Kneeshaw.

Rich Parker gave his dad Dave Parker no quarter, beating him in three close games. The doubles was won by Rich Parker and Yates against Baker and Pete Joiner.

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