Men's 1 v's Abbeydale 2 - 22nd October

Following on from the first victory of the season was the visit of Abbeydales 2nd mens team, a team that finished 2nd in this division last season.  The visitors may have arrived feeling confident of taking on a team newly promoted but that was soon put into perspective as our boys took all the first 3 games, although both Dave H/Rich & Dave W/Andy had to take their games into the 3rd ends (a particularly good showing from Dave & Andy took the final end from 15-20 down to win 23-21, although they  had won the 1st end to 8!).

 After the good start Dave H & Rich went on to maintain their 100% start to the season by sealing their other 2 games a little more comfortably.  Sam & Ravi continued their new partnerships bedding in period by narrowly losing to the oppositions 1st pair, including another 29-27 end, before coming back to beat the 3rd pair having gone an end down giving them a 2-1 victory.  Dave W & Andy decided to do things the other way around & lost out to the 2nd pair before taking out the 1st pair in 3 ends. 

Gandalf sneaks into a team photo...
With former Hunloke teammate Simon in the Abbeydale line up there was mutual respect & a good atmosphere between the sides as Ranmoor 1 racked up a 7-2 win in a strong start to the new season.  We look forward to the return match later in the season.