The RFA win this year’s fixture against the Winchester Fives Association

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Winchester College
Sunday, 22nd October 2017

Victory for the RFA team in this annual fixture means the score now stands at 4-3 to the RFA. For the results in previous years  see end of this post.

Harry Akerman reports : Our annual match against an RFA team that seems to be getting stronger every year was not as one-sided as the WFA organiser had feared. This was mainly thanks to some fine play by the Andy Passey/Ed Hawke pair and by Steve Coffey & James Bristow, the latter playing for the first time this season, thus proving that all this practice can be overrated.  With the WFA putting all their eggs (and everything else) in the Will Ellison/Dave Butler basket it was a relief to see them win their matches 88-37; however, the ‘second’ Wessex pair of Mike Crompton & Harry Akerman lost by exactly the same score, effectively meaning that the match would be decided by how Andy/Ed and Steve/James would fare against a mighty RFA team. 

Thanks very much to all the players from both teams who travelled from Malvern, Cambridge, Bristol, London, Devon, King’s Somborne…. and Winchester for this annual match, which is a real highlight of the Wessex year. As ever The Queen provided some resuscitation before the long drives home.

Scorecard

WFA

versus

RFA

22.10.2017
Butler & Ellison

 v.

Price & Tristao 11-8, 11-5

 v.

Buchanan & Kay 11-2, 11-9

 v.

Beltrami & Russell 11-2, 11-2

 v.

Arnold & Parker 11-9, 11-0
88-37
Akerman & Crompton

 v.

Price & Tristao 2-11, 0-11

 v.

Buchanan & Kay 5-11, 9-11

 v.

Beltrami & Russell 3-11, 8-11

 v.

Arnold & Parker 8-11, 2-11
37-88
Bristow & Coffey

 v.

Price & Tristao 7-11,8-11

 v.

Buchanan & Kay 3-11, 11-7

 v.

Beltrami & Russell 11-2, 5-11

 v.

Arnold & Parker 4-11, 5-11
54-75
Hawke & Passey

 v.

Price & Tristao 9-11, 5-11

 v.

Buchanan & Kay 10-12, 5-11

 v.

Beltrami & Russell 5-11, 7-11

 v.

Arnold & Parker 4-11, 6-11
51-89
RFA win 230-289

 

Results of the previous six years:

2011     WFA win 248-217
2012     WFA win 252-223
2013     RFA win 237-217
2014     RFA win 258-230
2015     WFA win 266-257
2016     RFA win 249-214