Match: Knutsford 3 Home to Knutsford 4
Date: Jan 13th 2011
A Stroll in the Park ?? Read on !!
Anticipating an early finish , the capt had already briefed Mrs
Grubb to be early and having arranged the first match to commence
at 7, conditions looked set fair .
Early doubts crossed the capt's mind when Steve O'H and David O'B
took centre stage with much hand shaking like a pair of boy scouts
- get on with it lads . Then someone tore up the script ! . David
was on fire, took the first , and almost the second . The fourth
team Capt berated the marker ( but I was excellent , come on Steve
! ) Steve pulled it back 2-1 , then David stormed back again 2-2 ,
and after almost an hour Steve at no. 3 closed out the tie . Too
close for comfort . Fabulous squash .
Gwyn up next at 5 to polish off Chris Sheppard in quick time . But
Chris is much improved and suddenly it's 1-1 . Gwyn needed to stop
his cartoon impression ( tin tin ) and rallied to a 3-1 close .
Neat Gwyn .
Surely Tony at 4 would give the Vet a run around . Again not the
case , those Bob Martins have worked wonders ( probably paid for by
excessive fees , ie Tony's ?? ) and Ian was leaping around like a
man possessed . Tony maintained his professionalism though and won
through 3-0 .
Smithy next at 2 against Thommo . Cheered on by his playmate Tim ,
surely he couldn't fail ( although why Tim wasn't in either team
was a mystery - get a grip capt's ! ) . All of a sudden the tie
stood at 1-1 . Smithy looked up to the balcony to see Jacko
sharpening his axe , but no worries , despite not changing his game
whatsoever , Smithy scrapped home 3-1 .
And so to the final game at no. 1 , Cash v. Geoff , with lots of
huff and puff. Gary looked a little nervous as he inspected the
sellotape holding his PowerPlay wand together, but Gary had too
much in his locker , and overcame Geoff 3-0 . Still Geoff had a lot
to savour on the night , a great performance from the fourths ,
with David awarded the match ball for performance of the evening
Thanks to Steve , Gwyn , and David for helping with the food , and
for Smithy clearing the plates ( that's a first , me thinks he
thinks he might be dropped !! )
All the best , Bill