Comb 1 v's Abbeydale 1 - 7/1/13

The first game of 2013 for the combined 1 was against Abbeydale A at Ecclesfield. They were the only team we had lost to all season with a close 5-4 result at their place. Understandably, we were keen to get stuck into them and show them what we were made of on home turf!

The first two doubles matches went on with Sam and Ravi and Claire and Helen both winning their matches (the ladies in 3 ends with some hotly contested ends).

The other two doubles games were also taken by Ranmoor with Karen and Helen and Rich and Ravi winning clean in straight ends.  This gave us 4-0 from the level doubles and the mixed still to come.

Karen and Rich were cool as ever in their first and took their game as did Sam and Claire.  This gave us a 6-0 lead with a mixed left each.  As we all swapped opponents, things seemed to become more difficult. Sam and Claire lost their final mixed as did Ravi and Helen in their only mixed of the night to give the opponents 2 points.  Rich and Karen went out and lost 21-19 in their first but managed to turn on some style to take the pair apart to 11 and 6 in the next two ends and wrap up a great 7-2 win for Ranmoor and some retribution for the defeat we suffered away.

Well done to everyone for earning at least 2/3 games and to Karen and Rich for earning maximums. Keep the pace and we might have a shout of challenging some of the league’s top teams when we play later in the year.  A great kick into 2013.