2nd Team vs Avon 2 (away)
Venue: Bristol Metropolitan Academy
Team: Vicki Cornish (S2), Emily Buckle, Fiona Rooke (S1, C), Wendy Field, Simon Watson, Matt Hussey (S1), Tom Hunt (S2), Graham Hutchings.
With a couple of injuries in the usual team, a couple of newbies were drafted in, and one only the night before the match.
Matt felt courageous and took on the challenge of 1st singles, but lost to a more experienced singles player. Tom pulled one out of the bag against another young opponent in a 3 setter with plenty of ups and downs on both side and loss of some nails on the Somerset bench. The ladies kicked butt and got both singles to take us into the levels 3-1 up. The whole team were relieved that the floor in the sports hall was dusty, but had not been as slippery as previous experience of Somerset players in the last season or so at this venue.
Matt and Tom managed to take 1 of the levels in a long and very close 3 setter, by getting to 30.
The ladies romped through the levels and won all 4 of theirs and Fiona scooted back to the hospital to see her husband leaving a startled Vicki on the roster for mixed.
Having worked out that the team had reached 8-4 up, the team went into the mixed with some new and some old pairings. With all the mixed going to 3 sets, Somerset were unable to take any of the mixed.
The result leaves the team mid table.
Final Result: Somerset win 8-7