Any member who follows the fortunes of the County team in the Tollemache event will be aware that the performance of the team last November was, to put it mildly, very disappointing. We finished bottom of our group by a long way and many of our matches finished in either a 20-0 V.Ps. or a 19-1 V.Ps. defeat. We only won one match.
The County Committee have agreed that there needs to be some system put in place which will try and improve the standard of play of the members of the team. Also, players should show loyalty to the County by playing in events over the season.
As a start, we have arranged two sessions at the City of Lincoln BC where potential Tollemache pairs can come along and practice against like players. The dates are Sunday April 23rd and Sunday May 14th starting at 1.30 p.m. and finishing around 6.00 p.m. We will score by either the Butler method or by IMP scoring.
PLEASE NOTICE THAT BECAUSE SEVERAL PAIRS CANNOT ATTEND THE SECOND PRACTICE SESSION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SUNDAY JUNE 11th AT 1.30 p.m. AT LINCOLN BC
The County needs the support of the players who think that they are capable of performing in the Tollemache Qualifier. By not playing in this kind of session then, to me, you are indicating that there is not enough support for a team of reasonable standard to be entered for the Tolle.
If you are going to play in these two events then let Glynn know over the next few weeks. In my view, an attendance of ten, or so, pairs would be a satisfactory response to this request. I hope that some of you will take up this plea and give it a go. Glynn.
Pairs accepting the invitation :-
Glynn Elwick/Mike Llewellyn
Nick Hunter/Ruby Schnalke
Maurice Ladlow/Mo Parsons
Mark Wardell/David Stoddart
Chris Phillips/Alan Millington
Sue York/Mark Wain/Reg Loosley
Dennis Mellor/John Gaunt/Debbie Burton
Paul Wokes/John Brocklehurst/Dave Pettengell
Result of the first Practice session held at Lincoln BC on 23/04/2017
John Gaunt/Debbie Burton 22 IMPs
Maurice Ladlow/Mo Parsons 21IMPS
John Brocklehurst/Paul Wokes 12 IMPs
Alan Millington/Chris Phillips 3 IMPs
Mike Llewellyn/Glynn Elwick 0 IMPs
Mark Wain/Sue York -7 IMPs
Nick Hunter/Ruby Schnalke -15 IMPs
Alison and Andrew Howarth -18 IMPs
Dave Pettengell/Jeff Jeffery -18 IMPs