No commentary Gareth?
A quick one from me to make up for it then.
Nat West pulled out all the stops to field close to their strongest team whilst Gareth played for the Exiles in the Central League on another table as did Pete who played in both matches and won five out of six in the process, well done Pete.
However he was unable to win either doubles games and ended up on the losing side on both tables, 7-3 in both cases with neither Gareth or John Crawford (also playing two matches) being able to contribute any wins in the Exiles match.
Pete’s two on our table included a good win over Chris who was otherwise fairly unstoppable winning at a canter though he did drop a leg to me – possibly through lack of concentration.
Tony was on great form and won three straight against both Pat and I and had a good win over Pete in five – an early contender for Player of the Season?
Pat had a hard evening battling the conditions, and opponents in really good form, whilst he hasn’t really got his season started yet with too many trips abroad and not enough time to practice.
My evening was only saved by my win over Les who had to make do with his own solitary win over Pat.
An unusual match this as normally it features close games and a tight finish but with only one five-legger and three four-leggers it was pretty much a straightforward evening.
There was a brief period in the doubles when it looked as though Castaways would manage to achieve the usual 6-4 result either way but even that ebbed away.
The unfortunate news is that Nat West won’t be able to field a team of the same calibre against Treasury A next week meaning the early season advantage will be with them in the long road to the title.