On a very hot and sunny afternoon, Barnard Castle managed to continue their unbeaten run in the Cleveland league against David Lloyd winning by Six games to 3.
In the opening matches, Barbara Willis and Scott Patrick battled through to win against the 2nd pair from David Lloyd, whilst Judy Freeman and Ben Wicling beat the third pair 11-9. Sue Hudson and Jonathan Kirk battled from 3 games down to level the match at 6-6 but David Lloyd first pair pulled away to win 10-7.
The second round Jonathan and Sue beat the second pair 10-1 and Barbara and Scott beat the third pair but despite a valiant effort from Judy and Ben to come back from 8-1 they eventually succumbed 10-8, with the lady from David Lloyd struggling with the heat.
In the final round again Sue and Jonathan beat the third pair and Judy and Ben beat their second pair, but again the first pair from David Lloyd proved too strong on their own courts to beat Barbara and Scott.
This gave Barnard Castle a 6-3 win and keeps them near the top of the league.