Anne and Carol overcome the (dis)Advantage

Jane Probitts watches Pam Briggs play her red ball Picture: Brian Jamieson

First league points of the competitive season went to Caversham B when they won the ‘local derby’ with Caversham C 4-1.

On a day of firsts, the opening GC One Court Clubs’ League fixture played under the new Advantage format saw the first-ever match at Albert Road to go to a 15th hoop.

That happened when Anne Small (-2) won four consecutive hoops against Pam Briggs (level) only to be pipped at the third extra hoop.

It meant a single consolation success for the C team of Pam and her debutant partner Jane Probitts.

Anne and the unbeaten Carol Jamieson had already secured the victory despite starting behind in every match.