2018 JPA Inter Parish Petanque League report – Week 11

2018 JPA Inter Parish Petanque League report – Week 11
So, we have reached the midway point in the 2018 season and St Helier are to be applauded for their unbeaten record to date – only St Lawrence have avoided losing to them and having moved into first place in week 5 they have remained their ever since. Their match did not go ahead this week as St Mary were again struggling for players.
St Saviour stated well winning three doubles but lost the fourth one and the triple. A close single was won by the home side’s David de la Cour whose St Peter opponent Gil Le Roch gave it his all and only lost to 11.
Third placed St John were held to a draw on their home terrains by St Martin. However, St John scored only 5 points less than the maximum available, losing the three games to 10, 12 and 12!
St Clement were away to St Brelade and both Parishes came away with a hard-fought draw. they played four doubles at the same time and the outcome was two games all. Den and Joan Le Mercier were 11-3 against Brian Heard and Jenny Turner but Brian and Jenny fought back and won the game 13-11. Christopher Davey and Val Glover played exceptionally well placing the boule on the cochonnet repeatedly making John Doublet and Harry Cooper work hard to move their boule. They achieved this very skilfully leading to them winning 13-9.
So, St Brelade needed to win the singles and the triples and almost did it With Den Le Mercier, Doug Scott and Judy Dove beating Brian Daghorn, Nicky Tanner and Margaret Syvret 13-3. Mike Ritzema was not so fortunate against Brian Heard even though he brought the score from 5-9 to 9-9 before losing 9-13.
A home win for St Lawrence closed the gap between forth and fifth.  It was a good match against St Ouen, with a few close games especially the third doubles when Ken Jones & Peter Gouedart scored five on the last end when they were 8-12. It is the first time that St Lawrence have beaten St. Ouen for two years.
And Grouville finished the first half of the season on a high, getting only their second win of the season. The Trinity players took a while to get the hang of the terrain at Holmegrown and the home side won all three opening doubles, though Alan Le Maistre and Kay le Feuvre came back well against Gill Noel and Elaine Paisnel before losing to 9.  After losing out by one point in their last two leagues games, John and Yvonne Mahoney made sure to win this time and gave no quarter winning 13-3. A close single was won by Grouville, but it was looking like Trinity would avoid the whitewash as they got a big lead in the triple only to be outdone and lose 10-13.
Elaine Paisnel - JPA

JPA Inter-Parish League 2018