Comb 1 v Mosborough (H) - 11/2/13

Our first combined 1 fixture after our high altitude training camp in the French Alps (see picture - Sam and Cpt Rich) saw us taking on last year’s first division champs, Mosborough. It was sure to be a tough test with a good mixture of experience and youthful talent in the team. Dave H made his debut in place of an absent Ravi at number 1 man and immediately got off to a good start by winning with Sam in the men’s opening game. Rich and Dave however lost their men’s in 3 ends, 23=21 in the third end, once having a match point.

The women fared little better than Rich and Dave with both pairs losing their games. This left Ranmoor 3-1 down after the doubles. Rich and Karen proved their worth once more and won both of their mixed for two extra points but this was no match for Mosborough who were able to overcome Sam and Claire in both of their mixed and Dave and Helen missing out in there, again another tight one for Dave 22-20 in the second end!

A 6-3 defeat, but ultimately against last year’s league winners. Next stop is last year’s runners up and a team that has already beaten Mosborough this season, we face Broomgrove with Dave W stepping in at number 1 man, with Ravi absent.