ENOCH SOUTHALL MIXED DOUBLES 2018
Final - Friday 27th July 2018
Gemma & Steve Davies 17 - 18 Lynn Morgan & Graham James
Maggie Pailing & Elliot McGuinness 18 - 16 Lucy & Gavin Skidmore
Sarah Skidmore & Simon Totten 13 - 18 Fran Healey & Matt Price
Karen & Paul Rolls 12 - 18 Claire Pugh & Lee Bevin
Morgan & James 10 - 18 Pailing and McGuinness
Healey & Price 18 - 5 Pugh & Bevin
Pailing & McGuinness 21 - 4 Healey & Price
Maggie Pailing & Elliot McGuinness retained the Dudley Mixed Doubles title with an emphatic victory in the final over The Bell pairing of Fran Healey & Matt Price. Both pairs had comfortable semi-final victories which saw them take early leads that were never really troubled. The Final saw last years winners take on the 2016 winners and crowd expectations were high for a quality match. A tactical change was employed by Elliot McGuinness deciding to lead when Maggie had been doing so in the other matches - this paid off with some superb touch bowling displayed which put their opponents under pressure straight from the off. The win was sealed with a 4 shot end, all within 18 inches of the jack.
Many thanks go to Cradley Heath Libs who provided an excellent surface to play on and the normal superb facilities, with assistance from several club members.
Good to see lots of supporters come to watch the Final and thank you all for making it a great night.
Chris Lambert, Competition Secretary