Dorey delight in first season

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The Spalding and District League held its second night of individual events, the Divisional 
titles and the Veterans.

A total of 23 members turned out, slightly up on the previous night and they were drawn out in the three competitions – nine in Division One and 14 in the other two, with two seeds in each.

Only the Division Two 
competition was completed.

Garry Wilkinson was seeded one and reached the final by beating Jeremy Hitcham 11-5, 13-11, 11-7 while Daniel Dorey (2) went through against Stewart Duffill 11-9, 11-8, 13-15, 11-9.

In the final Wilkinson took the first 13-11, only for Dorey to come back 11-2.

The third was tighter, going to Dorey by 12-10 and he took the title in his first season 11-9 in the fourth.

In Division One the two seeds Richard Hammond (1) and Phil Chandler (2) reached the final which was held over.

Chandler got there with an 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 11-7 win over Joe Beadle while Hammond beat Guntars Briedes 11-1, 11-8, 11-4.

The same two were seeded for the Veterans and are in line to meet again having reached the semi-finals. Hammond had won against Wilkinson and faces Briedes who beat Phil Knowles for his place.

In the other half Dave 
Gibson earned his place at the expense of Keith Davey and meets Phil Chandler who got past Andrew Hay to take his designated spot.

Hay and Hitcham secured their second trophy of the season when they outgunned Bourne Nightmayors in the Guardian Cup final.

Taking all four singles 
games gave them a maximum of 132 to Bourne’s 80 but the 
handicapper only gave an 
extra nine so the title went to the Pinters.

An end was also played in each of MatDuf’s matches 
with Bourne Nightmayors and Hurricane Brothers.

Fitting two extra games in did MatDuf no favours as they lost both, Dylan Taylor taking Bourne’s point and the Wallis brothers winning the doubles.