Lymm1 entertained Lymm2 this week, in the biggest derby not on tv, knowing that 11 points would be enough to become champions. This is a competitive club and there would be no 20-10 match here!
First on were the number 1s. Steve Clark was looking forward to taking on Darren McCann following his recent good run of form. Steve was hoping to use his superior strength, speed and fitness to beat Darren however it was Darren who maintained his unbeaten record this season winning 3-0.
Next up was Graham Collier vs Keith Spencer. The first game was very close with Graham (who wasn’t driving tonight) sneaking it 10-9. The next two games went fairly comfortably to Graham and a 3-0 win was secured.
Roger Longman vs Rob Spurr was the next match on court. Both players gave everything and there were some fantastic rallies which entertained a now packed balcony (Thanks to the Lancastrian Barmy Army) Roger used his superior experience to run out a 3-0 winner. Special mention to Rob Spurr’s colour coordination! Very impressive!
Captain Jack Leyland was next up taking on Mike ‘No Surrender’ Matthews. Despite Mike’s very impressive warm-up Jack raced into a 2-0 lead, however as Mike stripped off there was hope of a resurgence. Unfortunately despite getting the fans hot and bothered Mike could not crack Jack and the captain won 3-0.
Finally we had Chris Drath vs Mark Brown. The best match of the night was saved to last! Some fantastic two shot rallies were evident as both players produced world class serves and world class drops (and world class marking by Darren who was forced to mark despite his protests about how he should be treated better by his captain!) Chris managed to steal victory from Mark 9-7 in the fifth game.
So a resounding 20-2 victory and the league title for the 1st Team!
Final games of the regular season are next week and the Champions visit Moss Side and the Lymm2 host COM 4.