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Mal de Mers score narrow victory against Islands


The Mal de Mers won their most recent competition against the Isles of Scilly by a narrow margin.

The mainland-based club scored 10.5 to the Islands' 9.5. Four events were cancelled.

Some 41 Mals descended on Scilly for their annual week of sporting competition on September 27th. The trip, which marked 85 years since the club's first visit, featured 21 events across six days.

2017 RESULTS Wednesday 27th Tennis : Cancelled Table Tennis : 7.5 : 18.5 Mals Volleyball 0 : 2 Mals Basketball 8 : 10 Islands Thursday 28th Beach Football 1 : 7 Mals Beach Volleyball : 0 : 2 Mals Hockey 3 : 13 Mals Darts 2 : 8 Islands Pool 3 : 5 Mals Friday 29th Golf 2.5 : 4.5 Islands Bowling 1.5 : 2.5 Islands Badminton 2 : 2 Draw (Mals retain trophy) Rifle Shooting : Islands Snooker 1 : 2 Islands Archery : Cancelled Saturday 30th Cricket v St Mary's : Cancelled Football 1 : 3 Islands Quiz : Mals! Boat Race : Islands Sunday 1st Clay Shooting : Mals Cricket v Tresco : Cancelled Tennis 0 : 3 Mals Football 0 : 5 Islands (Agg. 1-8 Islands) Monday 2nd Cricket v St. Martin’s : Mals Gigs : Islands (close second the Mals ‘President’s select’ crew)

The Islands won last year's competition by 12.5 to 7.5. 2015 resulted in a draw.

Below: The Mals in the late 1930s - video provided to the Mal de Mers website by Jezzy Price

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