SEMI B / DURHAM & CLEVELAND v SURREY

It was difficult to predict the outcome of the tie between holders Surrey and Durham & Cleveland, and it was hard fought all the way. Rob Thomson, Bob Spence and Dave Lumsden all won for Durham & Cleveland, Dave Clarke and Andy Wilde for Surrey. 3/2 to the Northerners.

PLAY OFF / YORKSHIRE v SURREY

Yorkshire beat Surrey (who only fielded 4 players due to the withdrawal of Dave Clarke through injury) 3/2 in an entertaining play off, with wins for Andy Kettlewell and Dave Lines.

FINAL / MIDDLESEX v DURHAM & CLEVELAND

Mark Cowley at first string started the tie off and quickly overcame a slightly jaded Dave Lumsden 3/0. A quick victory was important for Cowley, as will be revealed later. Chris Goodbourn at 5th string for Middlesex had a wonderful match with Norman Turnbull, importantly nicking it 10/8 in the 5th, which gave Middlesex a 2/0 lead. Stuart Hardy coming into fine form following a bad knee injury clinched the tie for Middlesex with a 3/0 win over Brian Duke at 3rd string. Duleep Adhihetty beat Kevin Dryden 3/0 to make it 4/0 to Middlesex. Bob Spence salvaged some pride for Durham as he beat Howard Cherlin 3/0 in the dead rubber match.

Middlesex champions once again 4/1

 

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