The Mens 2 got their season off to a winning start with a long trip to League newcomers Yoxall. A start time of 7.45pm allowed time to get there, but it was only a one-court church hall – just about big enough for a court and a low ceiling (if that brings back memories, you’re showing your age!).
So a long night was expected, with plenty of waiting around making it difficult to ‘switch on’ when it was time to play. With plastics also added to the mix, some tough games followed and eventually it came down to the last rubber of the night. Thankfully the long night ended on a high, with a 5-4 win – however by that time the clock had run round to 11.30pm before they were able to start the journey home (ditto the memories).