Biggleswade beaten in table topping clash

Second placed Biggleswade were unable to beat leaders Radlett as the top two in the Herts League clashed in Hertfordshire on Wednesday.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, 5:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, 5:20 pm
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Biggleswade travelled to Radlett on a run of seven consecutive wins looking to go top of the league.

Simon Gray at string five retained his unbeaten record for the season winning 3-0 against Ian Taylor (15-10, 15-13, 15-10).

Marcus Gray, making a rare appearance for the Herts league team at number four, was beaten comfortably 15-6 in the first game by Dave Rawlings but then rediscovered his recent good form.

Unfortunately it wasn’t enough with Marcus narrowly losing both the next two games 15-13.

Dan Easton at string three had another tough match going to five games against Gavin Green.

Having lost the first two games 15-7 and 15-10 Dan dug deep to take the next three 15-10, 15-8, 15-12 to secure his seventh Herts win of the season.

Owen Ledger at number two played well but lost in straight games to Wayne Davidson 15-12, 15-12, 15-11.

In a similar vein twin brother Jay Ledger at string one lost in straight games to Duleep Adihetty 15-12, 15-13, 15-10 to give Radlett a 3-2 victory and retain top spot in the league.

Overall result: Biggleswade 2 (6) Radlett 1 3 (16).

The result dropped Biggleswade out of the promotion places but next week with a visit to Haileybury 1, currently second, a win will see Biggleswade back in the promotion places with four games in the season remaining.