Warwick castled by Small miracle in thrilling finish

Charles Briggs snatched victory for Caversham B in a down-to-the-wire finish to the Single Court League clash with Basingstoke Cavaliers.

The club chairman had paired up with Anne Small to give a great start by winning the doubles. But both players lost their singles to the experienced Alex Ball, who is a legend at Albert Road after running both hoops 11 and 12 with a single shot last year.

However Anne managed to see off the somewhat controversial Basingstoke player Warwick Howe with a stunning long-range effort at the 14th hoop.

And, with the scores level, Charles repeated the dose at the 14th to send our bête noire Warwick away empty-handed and clinch a 3-2 win.

Top: Warwick is stunned as Anne’s yellow from close to the north boundary sits snugly in the jaws. Right: Charles also seals the deal at the 14th. Pictures: Jane Probitts.