In recent years we have had a number of good games against Cannock, so when they turned up for the Mixed game on Thursday with a weaker side than usual, it was something of a surprise. Consequently the result was always going to depend on how good our play was, and although Cannock won two of the nine rubbers, the end result rather flattered them.
So a 7-2 victory means the Mixed 1 are going along well. Stronger games will no doubt be had during the season, starting with local rivals Tiki in our next match, but for now we’re doing well.
Our Mixed 1 team opened their season last week, and with only one Mixed division this year, there will be plenty of games ahead. As well as being our first Thursday night home match, it was also sadly the last match for Simran before she leaves us for university.
Hamstead Manor were the visitors – always a friendly bunch and some good games guaranteed. Unfortunately an existing injury soon flared up, forcing one of their players to retire after completing only one rubber. The other games saw some good contests, but eventually we ran out 6-3 winners. So a good start to the season and something to build on for the rest of the season.