Guernsey v Somerset 2
Result: Somerset 4 - Guernsey 11
Team - Fiona Rooke, Clare Harrison, Vicky Cornish, Emily Buckle,Helen O’Rourke, Dean Martin, James Buckle, James Bright, Matt Hussey
Disappointing start to the season against a strong Guernsey team – an early start at Stanchester made even more confusing with the opposition turning up at Hestercombe House for the match.
The singles were brightened by an excellent win for Helen making her county second team debut and a 3 set defeat for James Bright again making his county debut.
The ladies doubles produced wins for both pairs against their second pair, our left handed double act causing confusion in their ranks .
The men were under a lot of pressure against strong opposition and despite a brave diving display from Dean and James Buckle they still went down in 3 to their second pair.
The mixed again closely fought but only the “Buckle” pairing of Emily and James produced a win with Claire and Matt losing out 21-18 in the third end in their game.
Some promising performances for the first match of the season but the new pairings will need time to settle in and hopefully we can get some points in future matches.
James Buckle 18/11/12