John White bt Bradley Ball 10/11 (0-2), 11/3, 11/8, 11/10 (2-0)
Scotland's world number five John White claimed the top prize in
the Novartis Cleethorpes Invitation, beating Bradley Ball in a thrilling
final in front of a packed house at Cleethorpes. Played
under the new PSA scoring system, top seed White lost out in a first game
tie-break, but stormed back to take a 2-1 lead, and clinched the title in
another tie-break in the fourth.
The final was preceded by an exhibition match between world number one
Cassie Jackman, who was today awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday
honours, and Tania Bailey, Lincolnshire's world number eighteen.
John White bt Scott Handley 10/11 (1-3), 11/4, 11/9, 11/7
Bradley Ball bt Lee Drew 11/3, 11/2, 9/11, 11/7
Seeds clattered in Cleethorpes
The popular Cleethorpes Invitation, again sponsored by Novartis, is under
way at Cleethorpes Cricket Club, with Friday night's action seeing the
departure of three seeds.
Playing the new PSA to eleven scoring, top seed John White cruised
past Philip Barker 11/8, 11/5, 11/9, but elsewhere it was a good night for
Scott Handley beat Rodney Durbach 7/11, 11/8, 11/7, 6/11
11/4, Bradley Ball bettered Nick Taylor 11/8, 11/3, 11/10
(2-0), and Lee Drew beat second seed Mark Chaloner 11/7,
10/11 (1-3), 11/5, 8/11, 11/9.
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