Mens 1 v Jaguar 1 (A) - 15/4/13

Mens 1 finished the season off with a visit to fellow promoted side Jaguar 1.  With neither side able to move position we only had pride to play for.  In the only change of the season Jethron came in for the unavailable Andy, although the pairings were slightly different with Sam & Dave W rekindling an old partnership from a couple of years ago while Ravi played in his old Mens 2 pairing with Jethron.

Rich W & Dave H, as the only fixed pairing looked to continue their fine form of the last 2 seasons & came up with a good start in winning against the 1st pair 9 & 14.  Dave W & Sam weren't making such a solid start as they went down to 8 in the first end but battled back to take the 2nd end before succumbing to 15 in the decider.  Jethron & Ravi were taking on the strongest pair in their first rubber and went down 11 & 12 as they bedded in.

The next round of games saw Rich & Dave take on the strongest pair and they had two tight ends before the decider saw our guys lose out 22-20.  Dave & Sam were not showing their best form against the 1st pair in going down 15 & 11 while Ravi & Jethron took the 3rd pair on but couldn't get going in losing 12 & 13.

The final round of games saw Dave & Rich win out 19 & 7 while Ravi & Jethron got close to gaining an end before succumbing 18 & 16.  In the final match Sam & Dave won the first end to 19 before the opposition came back to win 17 & 19.

So a final score of 7-2 to the home side looks a comfortable victory but several rubbers were lost in deciding ends and we have plenty to work on for next season.