40s vs Devon (Home)
Venue: Crewkerne Sports Centre
Team: Simon Ashenden, Barry Harriss, Andrew Carpenter, Chris Naylor, Nikki Harriss, Fiona Rooke, Wendy Field, Sarah-Jane Trask
Simon and Barry got off to a storming start to take the first mens, but between then the men were unable to win another out of the 4.
Nikki and Fiona were playing well, but a recent marathon training injury made moving very painful for Nikki. They were unable to win against a regular pairing from Devon, but came through to take a good win against the second pair. Wendy and Sarah-Jane had similar results against both Devon pairings leaving the team 5-3 down going into the mixed.
Barry and Fiona put in a brave performance, but just lost in 3 sets. Simon and Sarah-Jane also lost in a similar scoreline in 3 sets. Wendy and Andrew playing together again were able to come away with a solid 2 set win. With Nikki barely able to move and certainly unable to move rapidly in any direction, Chris moved well and used some smart tactics, but as a pair they lost in 3 sets. Good luck to Nikki recovering in time to participate soon in the London Marathon. We are all hoping you do well and raise lots of money for your chosen charities along with your sister Sharron.
Final result: Devon win 8-4