Comb 1 v's Oakbrook (A) - 14/12/12

A Friday night away match with Dave W’s wedding looming the following day was sure to be a distracted affair as combined 1 tried to beat last year’s other promoted team now with us in division 1. Last year we had done the double over Oakbrook 1 but only just and we were conscious of their quality.  With Lesley stepping in at number 2 lady for an absent Claire and Karen still recovering from illness we knew we were in for a good game!

Our normally slow to get going level doubles was far from stuttering though and we raced to a 3-1 lead with both Ravi and Sam and Ravi and Rich winning. Lesley and Helen added the third whilst Helen and Karen missed out and conceded our first point of the match giving Oakbrook a spurt of confidence going into the mixed.

Lesley and Sam had two great games against the two mixed year but despite valiant efforts, the debut pair came up short in both. Helen and Ravi also finely missed out on their mixed game together in 3 ends. Rich and Karen won their opening mixed in straight ends however.

This evened the score up to 4-4 with Rich and Karen going on to play the final game, the winner of which would decide the match result. Despite having a perfect record and not dropping an end in a season and a half….Karen and Rich were finally beaten!.......

…….don’t worry I’m kidding of course! They went on and comfortably won the 5th end for Ranmoor and secured another win for the team, 5-4!

A great performance in 2012 for the start of the season. Long may it continue in 2013. Special mention for everyone in the team! No one came away empty handed with every single player winning points towards the total.  Well done!