The first game involved a new partnership of Jeff Hughes and Simon Pay due to absentee Denver Brazier. The new pairing dominated from the start and ran out 7 &5 winners to go 1 up. This new partnership may give Team captain Rigby something to think about in next team selection.
The second game involved winter league finalists Chris Davies and Ste Green. This pairing had a shaky start which saw them go 4 down early on however this partnership showed why they were winter league finalists and they showed true grit to comeback and win on the 18th.
The partnerships of Andy Sayers/Roger Horton and Mal Aird /Martyn Wood both lost their matches 2&1 and 1 down respectively, which came as a shock to everyone.
Game 5 involved another new partnership with the big hitter Mark Poland and the steady golfer Geoff Maher. This partnership looked fully in control coming down the last 6 5up however they stuttered over the line with a 2&1 win.
Brian Stott and John Sowerby another new partnership gave the team another victory winning 4&3. Brian Stott showing continuing good form over the last few weeks.
The final game involved the pairing of Adam Griffiths and Brian McNamara. This seemed to be an inspired selection again from Team Captain Rigby, with Kennedy and Letford having no outings since last victory , The Captain parachuted these two recent in form debutants at last minute, showing calm and collected play throughout to win at a canter 4&3
This gave Helsby a victory winning overall 5&2. Helsby now await the draw for the second round.