B&DCL Div 5: 23 Nov – Purbeck 3 Highcliffe D 1 – Purbeck go top
Both clubs were very grateful to Eric Sachs and Poole for allowing this match to be played at the Poole RBL clubroom – to reduce travelling for both teams. Purbeck Captain Paul Stanley comments “For the time being our mini winning run continues”. In fact, Purbeck now lead Div 5 on better games points from Southbourne E, although the Southbourne team has a game in hand. This is only Purbeck’s 2nd season in Div 5, effectively their 3rd team. Last season they were keen to avoid last place, but they should be congratulated on now contesting things at the other end of the table!
Mike Tew, Highcliffe D Captain commented:
The score-line provides the outcome, but in reality Highcliffe acquitted themselves well in tightly contested matches in a keen and pleasant atmosphere, but we will have to wait until March to get a chance to redeem ourselves.
I am sure Paul will join me in thanking our host Eric Sachs for providing the venue, although not playing himself Eric still kindly turned out to make sure all was well and took an interest in our match