Somerset 1 v West Glamorgan
Sunday 29th March Somerset 1 were at home to bottom of the table West Glamorgan. After the heavy defeat away to Berkshire now was the time to get back to winning ways.
Pete Fairey convincingly won 21-17, 21-6, Dean Martin had a long battle before winning 21-18, 17-21, 21-13
Laura Newman had a tough opponent and lost 8-21, 7-21. Kelly Fairey playing her 1st singles match for a number of seasons comfortably won 21-12, 21-14, she’s back .... !!!
Somerset 3-1 up after the singles.
Kelly and Laura comfortably won their games beating the first pair 21-15, 21-12 and the second pair 21-5, 21-2, and Launa Eyles and County debutant Lauren Sevieri beat the second pair 21-9, 21-11 and lost to the first pair 12-21, 19-21
One of the challenges of the day was attempting to say our ladies team several times quickly without sounding like a drunken Cilla Black. Go on have a go, say it fast four times, Kelly, Laura, Launa, Lauren .... J
The men had a tougher time than the ladies did, again ............. Pete and Barry Harriss beat the first pair 21-14, 13-21, 22-20 and the second pair 21-8, 21-10, and Dean and Joe Wakelam beat the second pair 21-6, 21-16 and lost to the first pair 17-21, 21-13, 12-21
Somerset 8-3 up going into the mixed needing two more rubbers for maximum points
Pete and Laura won 18-21, 21-17, 21-16. Barry and Kelly won 21-17, 21-17, and Dean and Launa won 21-10, 21-11
Match won by Somerset 12-3. A good and pretty much guaranteeing runners up spot in the division. Unfortunately no Harvester or Toby Carvery today either L One match top go, surely it can happen then .....