Two-man Nomads have no home comforts against Lodgers

WITH the season now all but done and dusted, there are only two outstanding fixtures in the AD Dickinson Division Two.

WITH Harry Paul unfit and Tris Clow in Australia, Graves Park Nomads were forced to play their final match of the season with two players.

If this were not bad enough, they found Tony Kime on top form, as he beat Chips Davey and Walt Bridges.

Walt recovered well, beating Ian Gorrie and Graham Bonsor.

Chips edged past Ian but lost to Graham in the fifth leg.

With the doubles over in straight sets, Nomads suffered a 7-3 defeat.

HONOURS were even when the top two met, Lodgers H hosting champions Graves Park D.

Paul Matschull set the ball rolling for the Park, beating Steve Marshall, but Simon Raistrick beat Dave Walters to level the scores.

Mick Dodes put the Park ahead, beating Boyd Smith, only for Simon to beat Paul, and herald a Park mini-collapse, Steve then beating Mick, and Boyd beating Dave to put Lodgers 4-2 up.

Needing a fight-back, Mick beat Simon, Paul defeated Boyd, and Dave beat Steve to put the Park back in the lead as they went in to the doubles.

This was a really tight five-ender, Boyd and Steve finally emerging as victors.

A 10-0 defeat was rather harsh on Belchford, but Lodgers D’s Tony Kime, Ian Gorrie and Graham Bonsor got the better of Jon Newby , Peter Hughes and Simon Ellis.

THE leagues’ annual meeting will be on June 7 (7.30pm) at Graves Park Social Club, Kirton.