With air temperrature at 30C Ridgeway hosted Barnsley A in the opening round of matches in Division 2 of the Late Summer Men’s League. The visitors proved far too good for the home team as the visitors won all four rubbers. Rob Mitchell and Cliff Andrews lost to the first Barnsley pair by 0-6-06. whilst Mick Mason and John Hallgarth lost by 2-6, 0-6 to the second pair. The heat did not let up for the second round either as John and Mick lost to the firsts by 1-6, 0-6 while Rob and Cliff lost to the seconds by 3-6, 1-6. Final match score was Rubber 0-4, Sets 0-8, Games 7-48.