Ladies v Abbeydale (A) - 7/5/14

On Wednesday, Ranmoor Ladies played their penultimate match of the season against Abbeydale.  With Abbeydale sitting pretty at the top of the Division (not having lost a match all season) and Ranmoor missing one of their strongest players, Ranmoor readied themselves for a tough match.  Jane and Cat were first up against a pair that included one of the Abbeydale coaches. Although they lost 10-21, 11-21 this was a respectable score with came with some free coaching to boot  J. The other two Abbeydale pairs were equally strong but Cat and Jane put in a good show and their scores increased over the course of the match with the pair almost taking an end.

Helen and Lesley started off well against Abbeydale’s second pair despite losing 12-21, 18-21. This warmed them up nicely and they went on against the 3rd pair taking them to 3 ends but frustratingly for them not quite grabbing a win. They showed good promise against their next pair but just lost the second end 18-21.

Karen and Claire were on court against the 3rd pair and put in a good fight. They took them to 3 ends and only narrowly missed out on a win at 19-21 in the 3rd end. Alas, in the last two games they were frustratingly outclassed by the Abbeydale crew but, if nothing else the pair gleaned a valuable lesson on what areas to improve on for next season.  The final score, 9-0 to Abbeydale.

Defeat is never easy to take but Ranmoor put in a good effort and showed good sportsmanship.  Highightof the night was the video of the family of cute, fluffy foxes scampering around in Lesley's back garden.  Well we are girls aren't we?

Claire E