Match Report

What a match! Andy had to play his three and go due to parenting duties and Nat West kindly agreed to this. The result was a 2-1 lead for us though this was only achieved with a deuce win for Andy over Les.

 I was injured from a fall the day before but managed to struggle through and win the first leg against Tony but he was then too fast for me and ran out a winner. 

Peter then played the perfect game against Les to put us back in the lead and I followed up with a three straight win over Gareth to put us 4-2 up.

 

Pete then played Tony and seemed to have it won going two legs up but Tony came back to make it 2-1. There then followed the match turning leg when Pete had two match points but failed to take either and then Tony took command in the fifth to pull the match back to 4-3.

 

I then had an epic ‘do nothing’ battle with Les and went 2-0 down including a deuce in the first. Les then suffered from what we have referred to as TLS (Third Leg Syndrome) and lost the  third quite easily. Titanic battles followed and I somehow managed to win the fourth to 9 and then come from 9-5 down in the fifth to win it to 9 though truth be told there was a strong element of luck by the way of edges involved.

 

Pete then had a routine three straight over Gareth to give us the win.

Unfortunately the doubles was a stretch too far for me and Tony and Gareth took this to bring it back to 6-4.

 A match to savour in a lot of ways and played of course in the best of spirits with a few beers to wash it down afterwards. 
Written by:Gerry Martin
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