Another variable weather night for the 5’s knockout Tom Simmons trophy games at Abingdon RBL and Plum Pudding.
At the Legion Abingdon United B took down Abingdon Conservative Club in an immediate semi final in two straight
sets legs (too much Wimbledon) and this was the only match as both Berinsfield and Steventon Sports couldn’t field a 5 player team.
At the Plum Pudding all four teams turned out and it was already a tense first match between Tandem and Spread Eagle that had gone to 3 sticks in the first leg and was decided in the 3rd by the Tandem.
Next up Spread Eagle B took Berinsfield out to get themselves a place in the semi final.
The Venue Semi-final then fell between Tandem and Spread Eagle B.
This one went a leg a piece and down to the last few sticks of the Spread in the third and deciding leg but unfortunately anchorman Barry Stowell couldn’t get his last two sticks on target to keep them in the game with a win or draw.
Despite the showers there was a great atmosphere both in banter and in gameplay.
Tom Simmons 5’s final will be between Tandem and Abingdon United B to be played on Finals Night Wed 14th September at Abingdon United FC.