Manager: Terrey Sparks
The Chairman's Cup
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AC League play-off results by year:
Unfortunately because the Northern League could not field a team, the AC League play-off was reduced to two teams, Colchester South and St. Albans, both winners of their respective leagues. This meant that as the normal format could not be applied it was decided by the manager Terrey Sparks to use the Longman Cup format instead.
It was played at the Newport club whose lawns were in good condition although a little dry, fast and difficult to play – so difficult that at the end of play in all seven games, a mixture of doubles and singles, not one game had been pegged out. Still, play was keen and competitive and the games very close, not one winning by more than +8.
St. Albans managed to gain a 2–1 lead in the morning and despite a valiant fight back by Colchester they could not overturn this lead, and during the afternoon honours were even at two games each with St. Albans last year’s winner running out the 4–3 winners.
|St. Albans||Colchester South|
|Heather Bennett (3½)||Jeff Farrington (2½)|
|Stephen Mills (12)||Peter Kenward (5)|
|Geoffrey Morrison (14)||Al Brown (5)|
|Stuart Staffer (16)||John Skuse (16)|
Area League Play-Off for the Chairman's Cup
The format will be normal handicap games of 26pts, doubles in the morning and single games in the afternoon. Singles games will be double-banked and the duration of each game will be 3¼ hours.
|am:||A1,A3 v B2,B4||B1,B3 v C2,C4||C1,C3 v A2,A4|
A3 v C4
B3 v A4
C3 v B4
A draw will take place in the morning to determine which teams will be designated A, B or C.