Comb 2 v Abbeydale 1 (A) - 18/13/13

A changed Combined 2 team took to the courts of Abbeydale 1 on a wet & windy Wednesday night with the rain lashing down on the roof.  With Deepak having admitted defeat in his battle to be fit it was the turn of Andy to play as number 1 man and Dave W came in to partner Lesley.

The night started with mixed fortunes for our ladies and mens pairs as Andy/Ravi came out on top winning both ends to 15 but Cat/Jane struggled against a strong ladies pair only managing 9&8.  In the reverse games Dave W/Andy continued their mens form in losing out despite looking good in patches whilst Lesley/Cat narrowly lost out 20 & 18.

Onto the mixed Andy & Cat took out their opponents in a tight 3 ender, coming back from losing the first to win out.  Ravi/Jane managed to narrowly lose out in their first match to 20 & 18 but came back out to win against the other pair in 3 ends, the decider being won in relative comfort due to some excellent work by both players.  Dave W/Lesley also took one pair to 3 ends but couldn't get over the line and then succumbed in straight ends to the other pair due to an unusually high number of errors by both players.

So a 6-3 defeat but against a strong Abbeydale 1 side featuring all feathers ladies and with a run of victories already behind them this was not a bad defeat heading into the christmas break.  Not long to go before the return fixture, scheduled straight after the new year on 6th January.

Dave W