Mens2 vs Broomgrove 2 - (H) - 19/1/15

The so far unknown team of Broomgrove 2, sitting in the higher end of the league table having come up from the division below last season, were the visitors for another Monday night men’s double header. The opposition turned out to be a young, energetic side which showed the growing strength of the Broomgrove club in the league.

Our side consisted of Ravi (fresh from moving house) & Shiraz (returning from honeymoon) in for the unavailable Mark (playing for the firsts) & Rob (out for anniversary) with a slight reworking of the pairs seeing Dave H & Rich pair up whilst Ravi & Shiraz reformed their pairing from earlier in the season.

The match quickly took shape as to how the night would unfold as all 3 of our pairs came off second best in straight ends against the first opponents. The first pair didn’t allow any of our guys to get going despite some positive play all came up short with Ravi & Shiraz making 14 & 7, Dave & Clive 14 & 17 and Dave & Rich 15 & 8.

The second pair were proving not much easier to play against and also swept the rubbers without dropping an end. Dave & Clive managed 11 & 15, Ravi & Shiraz marginally better with 14 & 14 whilst Dave & Rich contributed 9 & 12.

The third pairing (a couple of energetic youngsters) weren’t a push over either as they tried to match the older pairs. Ravi & Shiraz managed 13 & 10 against them whilst Dave & Rich scored 8 & 10. In the final match of the night it was at least some encouragement with Dave & Clive winning the first end 21-17 before losing out to 6 & then 21-19 in the decider.

Not the best of starts to the new year with this 9-0 defeat coupled to last weeks’ Abbeydale defeat. Pair of the match goes to Dave W & Clive for managing to take an end at least & for the second match running accumulating the most points of our 3 pairs.