O40s vs Devon (A)
Venue: Acorn Centre, Devon
Team: Wendy Field, Nikki Harriss, Fiona Rooke, Sarah-Jane Trask, Simon Ashenden, Dave Weekes, Barry Harriss, Mark Yeandle
This was always going to be a tough match and we arrived to play after much debate on the team and pairings to give it a good go.
In the mens doubles, Barry Harriss and Dave Weekes pulled out much needed win in 3 sets against the Devon 2nd mens pair. After losing in 3 sets to the Devon second pair, Mark and Simon were able to take the Devon first pair to a tough 3 sets. There was a definite feeling that ends and points might prove to be vital at the end so well done boys for the effort.
After losing to the Devon first pair in a tight 3 setter, Nikki and Fiona followed Wendy and SJT in beating the Devon second ladies doubles pair in 2 sets.
Going into the mixed, Devon were 5-3 up. It was a tight 2 setter, but the first pair were too strong for Nikki and Dave. Fiona and Barry snuck an excellent 3 set win at second mixed. Both pairs of Simon and Wendy Field at third and Sarah-Jane and Mark at 4th finished with 2 set wins. Now for the counting.
Both teams had a couple of attempts at counting. Firstly it was agreed that the match had finished 6-6. Then it was agreed that the match had finished 14-14 in ends. Now for the points being counted by different heads and calculators. It was eventually agreed that Somerset had won by 33 points.
Result: Somerset winning draw 6-6 and in for some good food and a good natter