Town were the guests at Lee Moor along with Plympton for the annual triangular Duncombe Trophy. This event is played with 10 players in singles, pairs, triples and rinks. Town won the match last year at Plympton and travelled with high hopes of retaining the trophy. As the home side failed to score a single point, the match turned out to be a close contest between Town and Plympton, with Plympton just edging ahead of Town on the last end of the pairs. Town’s singles player, Eric Fitch won both his matches whilst the pairs, triples and rinks all beat Lee Moor but lost to Plympton. The final score was Plympton 14 points. Town 10 points and Lee Moor 0 points. Lee Moor were ideal hosts and fine meals were provided at lunch and tea to the enjoyment of all the teams.
Details:- Singles. Eric Fitch beat Plympton 20-13 and Lee Moor 26-12. Pairs. Steve Ellis and Roy Krywko beat Lee Moor 20-13 and lost to Plympton 14-17. Triples. Marion Thorne, David Thorne and Keith Baston beat Lee Moor 17-13 and lost to Plympton 11-15. Rink. Sandra Brayne, Keith Brayne, Tim Lewis and Geoff Bulbulian beat Lee Moor 18-9 and lost to Plympton 8-11.