Division 1 Superstar Steve Simpson has returned to the Copthorne squad this season but up against the Horsham Spinners youngsters he did not have it all his own way, going down to Owen Brown 12-10 in the fifth and Freddie Goodall 11-9 again in 5.
Saz Ali beat Freddie 3 straight but lost out to Owen, Colin Hodges combination bat play proved one step too far for Owen.
Ollie Michell playing in his first season was unable to get over the line, but theirs a lot more to come from him later in the season.
Freddie took out Colin in 4 and then combined with Owen to win the the doubles against Steve and Colin.
Copthorne B 5 Horsham Spinners B 5