8th league “B” vs. Wendywood

We hosted Wendywood last night and it turned out to be quite a humdinger.

First on at No 2 was Peter le Roux, playing against the same opponent he played last year and lost. After a slow start Peter picked up his game but still managed to lose the first game due to a few unforced errors. Games 2 and 3 went according to the script and easily won. The 4th was a bit tougher but a few delicate drops late in the game clinched a 3-1 victory for Chambers

Next on at No 3 was Big G. After a great opening game, Gavin met with a bit of resistance in the second, but managed to hold on to win it 17-15. So 2-0 up and looking good for Chambers. The third was another close encounter and at 14 all a 3 duck victory was still on the cards. But it was not to be. Gavin’s opponent seemed to find some form and clinched the 3rd game and then went on to take the next two games for a good come-from-behind 3-2 victory.

Next on court were the No 1’s. This was a good match up with Graham playing a strong opponent (only beaten by Old Eds this year). Both playing a similar running game. The first game was very close with Graham’s opponent winning 15-13. Graham was game point up in the second, but he managed to come up with great tin shot at the most inappropriate time, which contributed to his demise. The wind was out of his sail during the third game as his opponent raced ahead and a late rally was too little too late for Graham. Nevertheless an entertaining game, but defeat for Chambers 0-3.

So the game count was 5-7 and we needed to win the last game 3-0. Chris took on a wily old campaigner and did the team proud. Although there were a few nervous moments during the game when his opponent briefly snuck ahead, Chris rallied well and always seemed to be in control of the game. He eventually swept his opponent aside with an emphatic 3-0 victory to clinch the rubber for Chambers.

Match result : 10 - 7