The Handicap Final took place between Grange Baptist A from Division 2 and Rudford F from Division 5 on Thursday 15th March.

With a handicap of 196 for Rudford, the Grange A team of Alistair Wood, Mariusz Plaskowicki and Tony Wauchope had to use all of their tactical knowledge to overcome the novice Rudford team of Owen Berry, Liam James and Margaret Pang, and guile and spin won the day by a score of 388 to 362.

Grange had to prevent the young Rudford team, the majority of whom had been playing for less than a year, from using their usual topspin hitting game, and this they successfully did to grind out the win. Well done to Grange but we will all have to look out for the Rudford juniors if they continue to improve at the same rate next year!

Our thanks go to Rob Freeman and the handicap team for their organization, and to all the umpires on the night.

Winners, Grange Baptist A
From left to right: Mariusz Plaskowicki, Alistair Wood and Tony Wauchope

Runners Up, Rudford F
From left to right: Margaret Pang, Liam James and Owen Berry

Article by Pete Humble
Photos by Janie Kirby