There were defeats for three Brotherhood Clubs, as well as favourites Nomads Panthers, in this week’s quarter-final matches in the Clacton League’s Knock-Out Cup.

Current Division Two pace-setters Brotherhood D finally met their match, suffering their first reverse in any competition this season 5-0 at the hands of the top-flight, on-song Windsor Hawks’ trio of Daniel Young, Felipe Rodriguez (pictured above, photo by Roger Hance) and Ian Fielder.

Division One side Walton C were 5-2 winners over Brotherhood F, Mark Gale, Paul Meikle and reserve Mo Hardy proving a touch too experienced for their younger Division Three opponents.

In an all-Third Division encounter, Nomads Bobcats’ Matt Sage, Alex Baldock and Jack Riddleston beat Brotherhood E 5-1, Brotherhood’s only success Tricia Salter and Rodney Betts’ (-5) 14-12 in the fifth doubles win over Baldock and Riddleston (+1).

In the fourth quarter-final, James Denyer was absent from the Nomads Panthers’ line-up, but it was still something of a surprise that Windsor Penguins finished 5-1 victors, Neil Chegwidden, Annabelle Stallwood and Kayley Rodriguez the winning trio.

The Cup semi-finals take place during week beginning 11th March. Details of the draw will be circulated by the end of February.

* Just one result from the League saw Walton E edge out Nomads Lynx 6-4 in Division Three. No-one stayed unbeaten in an unpredictable, topsy-turvy match in which the Lynx had at one time led 3-0.

Maggie Earle and Adrian Sexton both won two for Walton, with Deborah Pallett picking up a good win over Dave Wright. Ian Gwillim’s two for the Lynx included an 11-8 in the decider win over Maggie Earle.  

* Entry forms for the League’s Closed Championships on 6th and 7th April should be returned to either Peter White or Tony Oswick by 15th March. Full details have been sent to all players.   


Knock-Out Cup: Round Two
Nomads Panthers 1 Windsor Penguins 5
Brotherhood F 2 Walton C 5
Brotherhood D 0 Windsor Hawks 5
Nomads Bobcats 5 Brotherhood E 1

League: Division Three
Nomads Lynx 4 Walton E 6