Combined 1 vs Abbeydale 1 (H) - 29/9/14

Monday night’s new season started with a double-header, as Combined 1 faced newly promoted Abbeydale at Ecclesfield.

New Captain Sam was well prepared, bringing some more of his Mum’s notoriously delicious home-made cakes. Re-forming his successful partnership with Mark for the first time since Mark’s illness, they showed some signs of rustiness, getting off to a slow start but soon got back in the swing of things, taking the first game in three ends. Meanwhile, Lesley Kelly on her debut for Combined 1 and Helen Hunt started well in their first game, taking the first end but sadly missing out in three ends. This was turning out to be a bit of a pattern for the night, with Karen and Helen also taking the opposition ladies pair to 3 ends. Having recovered from 14-19 down,  a net kill missed by Karen at 19-20 behind was the deciding factor. In the remaining Men’s games, Rich and Mark won easily, conceding single figures in both ends.  All square at 2-2 after the level doubles.

In the Mixed, Karen and Rich took both their points comfortably, as Mark and Helen also beat their opposition. Starting a new mixed partnership in Combined 1, Captain Sam and Lesley got off to a winning start, also taking both points up for grabs. Final match score, 7-2.

So a great start to the season for Ranmoor, with two good wins on the board. Good luck to both Men’s teams who play next week!