JPA Inter-Parish League 2020
The first of the week 3 results to arrive was the St Brelade vs St Lawrence game.
The first three doubles were wins for St Brelade. Christopher Davey and Joy Hart beat Frank Morel and Barry Blampied 13-2. Judy Dove and Michael Ritzema beat Pierre Gouedart and Gill Noel 13-5 and Wendy Ritzema and Mike Yates beat Ken and Jeanne Le Brun 13-4.
The fourth double of Mike Ritzema and Judy Dove secured the win for St Brelade. They had been 0-9 against Pierre Gouedart and Barry Blampied but did not give up and clawed their way back to win 13-10.
Wendy Ritzema lost the singles to Frank Morel 4-13 and the triples of Christopher Davey, Mike Yates and Joy Hart lost 11-13 to Gill Noel and Ken and Jeanne Le Brun.
St Mary's encouraging start to the season continued at home to St Peter, but the visitors did rally strongly after conceding the first three doubles and looking down and out. In fact St Peter took big leads in the remaining doubles, the triples and the singles match. Vic Le Riche made no mistake in the latter and went on to beat Mick Rondel 13-2. However it was a different story in the other two games, first Mick Cotillard, Peter Le Liard and Mike Fennell came back from 5-9 to ensure the league points were St Mary's while Richard Sowerby and Alan Rimeur turned round a 2-10 deficit against Enid De Gruchy and Brenda Vautier to take the game to a final end at 12-all and then the former placed his first boule next to the coche and the St Peter pair were unable to better it, meaning a 5-1 victory for St Mary.
St Clement picked up their second win on the trot, at home to Grouville winning 4 games to 2. Dorothey and Gordon De Gruchy got the visitors off to the perfect start winning 3-13 against Keith White and John Risebrough. Albert Brown and Rose Benest replied for the home team winning 13 -7 against Mike Oldham and Louise Cumming. Norman and Margaret Syvret took the third double 13-10 against Liz Viney and Elaine Paisnel. Gordon De Gruchy kept up his good form beating Keith White in the singles 3-13. The home team then secured the win taking the last doubles 13-7 and a tight triple 13-12
It was not a good day for Trinity at Home to St Helier. Trinity had 3 of their best players missing and they struggled. Alan Le Maistre and Jackie Vautier won the first Doubles for Trinity 13-9. Unfortunately, the rest of the results went St Heliers way with them winning the other 3 doubles with scores of 8-13, 5-13 and 5-13. St Helier also won the triples 2-13 and the singles 3-13. Trinity are hoping for better luck in week 4 when they travel to St Lawrence.
After struggling in the first 2 weeks St Saviour travelled to St Ouen looking for a better result. At the half way stage they were 2 games to 1 down. However, they went on to win all 3 of the second half games with Alex Stewart having the stand out performance in the singles winning 0-13.
Finally, St Martin hosted St John. The hosts got off to a flying start with Nicky Maindonald and Paul Harris taking 4 points on the first 2 ends to go 8-0 up. They were always in control from there and won 13-5 in just over 20 minutes. The other 2 doubles both went over an hour and a quarter with St John levelling the match by winning the second double 8-13 in a game that lasted 80+ minutes. St Martins eventually took a 2-1 lead after the final double of the first round finished 13-9 10 minutes later. St John immediately then levelled the score in a quick 30 minute triples winning 4-13. Sophie Welland and Percy Gicquel had a very solid game in the 4th doubles winning 13-7 to put St Martins ahead for the third time that afternoon. Robin Perchard and Alain Aoutin had a fantastic to and fro singles going point for point to 9-9 before Robin’s luck ran out and Alain again levelled the score for the draw winning 9-13. At the end if the day a draw was a fair result and St John left happy with their first point of the season.