Brave, brave K2 into the den that devoured our first team. The talk was of how many game points rather than match points would be won. With K2’s captain away for the weekend on parental duty the match report was delegated to yours truly.
From the post-match chat it is obvious that MN, with 3 teams in Div 3, is keen to get this team back into Div 2 and they seem to have an abundance of talent to achieve this.
John on first against Tom (soon to move into Knutsford and already talking of possibly joining – that’s the only positive from the night!) and was mightily relieved to get a point in the first game and continued this fine performance in each game going down 9-1, 9-1, 9-1.
Nigel on next against Al who could certainly hit the ball and got off to a quick start but then got caught out by a few back hand reverse boasts which he just didn’t see – first game to K2 and already 3 times as many points as the first match. Having lost 3 matches 3-1 this season and taking the first game on all occasions I was reminded by our fitness guru Steve that I tend to run out of steam – at my age there’s no steam left just luke warm water and so it proved to be but with a spirited 3rd game going down 9-6 at least a team point was in the bag.
Gary playing his first of the season for K2 was on the other court and had to leave early so I couldn’t get the details but he had stated that he thought he played rather well in amassing 5 points – 9-2, 9-3, 9-0.
Steve on against another Steve (who slayed our No 1 Glen 2 years ago) had his work cut out and went down 9-1, 9-1, 9-2, however, Steve played really well and had lots of opportunities to score more from numerous hand-ins. Needs to take chances and impose his game when the chance comes.
So with Greg on last it was a question of who would end up with fewest points, John (3), Gary (5), and Steve (4) had already set the benchmark and it was nice to hear that Greg enjoyed his game and amassed 4 points 9-1, 9-2, 9-1.
John didn’t think too hard for MOM as Nigel (19 points) outscored the rest put together (16) – and I doubt I’ll get the match report duty again!
Food was excellent and a nice bunch of lads – all destined for Div 2 and not a moment too soon.
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