5th League vs Wendywood

Going into the match against the top side in the league, we knew it was not going to be easy and so it proved to be.

Flip – playing at two got the ball rolling at 16:00 (keen or what?). Sorry for not watching your game, Flip, but it was a touch early for us late starters. A straight sets loss apparently belied the closeness of the match and Flip was competitive but was not able to pull it through when it mattered. (0-3)

Ryan – defending his recent excellent run at number one, Ryan came up against a game Warren. Ryan was cruising in the first two games taking them easily. Ryan got a bit loose in the third and let Warren back in the game and he took the momentum narrowly taking the next two games. Ryan looked to be out of it in the final game but dug deep to take it on his second match point 15-13 for a 3-2 win.

Rich up next, cruised through the first game against Gordon Ashby. Thinking this was going to be easy he promptly lost the plot in the next two, losing them far too easily. The fourth was a complete turnaround with Rich taking the game to Gordon and had all the nicks on his side winning it 15-7. The last game was a topsy turvey affair, with Rich seemingly down and out early on but a big effort and he took it on his second match point 16-14. (3-2)

Gavin was last on knowing that the winner of this match would clinch it overall for their respective side. The match was over before we could return from our (cold) shower. By all accounts, Gavin was too loose, too slow and made too many errors. Just not his night! (0-3)

A credible showing but still not good enough in the end.

Match result : 6 - 12