Ladies v Abbeydale (H) - 21/10/13

The Ladies team first match of the season up against the formidable Abbeydale ( winners from last season) was always going to be a tough call but in true Ranmoor grit we were determined to show them that we were no pushover.

Karen and I made a promising start against the first pair taking them to 3 ends. It was probably the best we'd ever played together but unfortunately lack of stamina got the better of us and we saw the last end slip away. Meanwhile, Helen and Jane put up a good fight against the 2nd pair. With Helen's smashing and Jane's lovely touch shots they tired the Abbeydale pair out nicely for Lesley and Cat (our top tacticians) who were within touching distance of winning the first end but narrowly lost out 19-21.

As we waited for the remainder of Abbeydale's 3rd pair to arrive we considerately played out of order and all 3 pairs put in a solid performance despite Abbeydale's desperate tactic of trying to steal Karen's racquet! She rumbled them quickly thou :)

The final scoreline was a 0-9 defeat for Ranmoor but this is no way reflected the competitiveness of the games and the high no. of points Ranmoor took. As underdogs, Ranmoor put in a great performance and we can take away a lot of positives from this first match.

Well played to Abbeydale but watch out! We'll be back! - more determined and with fewer unforced errors (as soon as we've had our Haribo that is!)