Some good matches yesterday and a few surprises. Former champion Darren Burnett went out to newcomer Darren Weir and well done to Egham’s Jon Wilson for securing a 2-0 tiebreak win v Jamie Chestney. Personally, I thought the FB report was rather unkind when it stated JC “became an unwanted statistic”. Hmm.
Four seeds have now gone out. What does that say? It means the new entries are playing at an exceptional level and pushing forward. That can only be good for our sport. Fresh blood and no one can rest on their laurels – at any level.
Stuart Anderson had a fantastic drawing game v the South African Wayne Roberts, who looked about 7′ tall! I think a lot of the spectators were bowled out and headed off to bingo as there weren’t so many in the crowd last night. Good match to watch on YouTube though.
Today seems to be all singles:-
Les Gillett vs David Bolt
Mervyn King vs Dylan Jacobs
Greg Harlow vs Alex Marshall MBE
Mark Dawes vs Martin Kreft
Nick Brett vs Alastair Coleman