Report by John Auld
We played our neighbours Leicestershire hoping to extend an unbeaten run for the Dawes team and to make up some ground in the other divisions. This was against the same strong Leicestershire team who have given us a hard time in the past. It was therefore gratifying and surprising to register a comprehensive victory in the Dawes match and also to win the other matches.
The teams with Butler imps:
Ankush Kandewal & Steve Raine 42
John & Irene Auld 45
Graham Lee & Dick Milne 53
Mark Goddard & David Hodge 15
Bill Whalley & Pravin Tailor 24
Anthony Pettengell & Maciej Lehman 65
Graham Brindley & Keith Rodgers -44
John Rolph & Gerry Franklin -42
Tim Anderson & Shirley Ashtari -25
Jane Hall & Clive Wood -25
Janet Jacques & Michael Bleaney 23
Chris & Dorothy Close 44
There was a late adjustment to the line up to which our captain responded with an inspired promotion of Dick Milne & Graham Lee to the first team.
In the Porter match Anthony Pettengell & Maciek Lehman had a big score and in the Markham Dorothy & Chris Close had the best card.
The biggest hand by far was board 9: