JPA Inter-Parish League 2018
2018 JPA Inter Parish Petanque League report – Week 8
Away to Grouville, St Helier won 5-1 to move seven points clear at the top of the table. For the home side, Mike and Sandra Harrison won a very closely fought double against Alf and Rosemarie Le Masurier 13-11. Grouville’s triple fought hard too but lost 11-13. St Helier remain the only team unbeaten so far this season.
St Clement move into second place following a 5-1 home win. Andy West and Enid de Gruchy won the one game for opponents, St Peter.
On equal points are St Saviour despite having lost ‘up north’ at St John. Carol Mollet and Ruth Peree made the perfect start for St John not allowing their opponents a point. Two more wins for St John followed but these were far closer affairs finishing 13-11 and 13-10. Alex Stewart and Lindsay Walker won the final double for St Saviour and Rob Birch the single, but the match win was secured as St John won the triple.
St Lawrence were on top form at home to St Brelade and won all six games. The visitors began to get to grips with the surface as the match went on and reached double figures in both the single and triple, but it was a little late by then to save the whitewash.
Alan le Maistre was the hero of the day for his Trinity team. On home ground he won a double 13-10 partnered by Roy Therin and then went on to beat Dan Dingle 13-9 in the single but it was not enough to prevent St Ouen winning the match 4-2.
The meeting between St Martin and St Mary had to be postponed as St Mary only had four players available. The match will be completed as soon as the teams can find a mutually suitable date.
Elaine Paisnel - JPA