Combined Plastics 3, 3 – 6, Venturers. Thursday 18th November 2016.
Just want to say thanks to the team that turned out on Friday night to play the home match against a super team of the division- ‘Venturers’.
As it turned out the expected ‘experienced opposition’ was weakened by their replacement junior ladies so we made the most of our junior lady to strengthen ours. Caitlin beat the opponents into submission to win all three of her games. Considering her two lady partners were an old veteran (me, if in any doubt) and a social player, Barbara who bravely stood in at the last minute, I think all our ladies did well. Martin helped Caitlin along in her much harder mixed game which they won after three ends.
Despite his worst fears Tony was unfortunate to concede his mens’ game with Martin after winning the first of a three ended rubber and managed respectable scores with Barbara in his mixed.
In retrospect had Gareth played 3rd man he would have got a result but in playing 2nd he got the short straw. All his games, mens and mixed, were against his number 2 opponent, who turned out to be Andy Petty, Venturer’s star County player. Playing much beneath his level because he had chaperoned his junior girls to the match, Andy was more than a match for any of our team. Better management on my part could have got an overall better result, nevertheless, Gareth fought our closely contested mixed to game.
Final score: 3-6 to Venturers