2nd Team vs Guernsey (away)

15/04/2012 10:00

Venue: Crewkerne Sports Centre

Team - Fiona Rooke (S1), Wendy Field, Vicky Cornish (S2), Nickki Harris, James Buckle, James Elkin, Ian Pocock (S1), Adam Carrow (S2)
A rearranged fixture as first game called off as fog delay in Guernsey - this was their home fixture, 10am start at Crewkerne! As the rearranged date sadly clashed with U21 and U17 weekend matches, then the late withdrawal of Matt Hussey and call up of James Elkin, the average age of the team nearly doubled overnight! This reflected in the loss of all 4 singles matches despite brave efforts from Ian and Fiona both losing in very tight 3 setters. But age and experience proved their value by the men taking all 4 men's doubles. The ladies followed by taking the first 2 matches to give Somerset a 6-4 advantage , sadly the momentum swung back to Guernsey who won the next 2 ladies doubles then took the first 2 mixed to claim victory despite success from James E and Fiona at third mixed . All in all a great match despite losing 8-7, played on good spirit, which means we finish just below Guernsey in the league, but safe for next season in Division 3. My thanks to all who have played this season James B
Final Result: Somerset lost 8-7