Somerset 2 v Guernsey
With James Buckle away and James Bright injured, Simon Watson was brought up from the 3rds, and John Foley played in his first county match for over 6 years. The match started badly with our top singles player getting the start time wrong, and forcing Simon to play an unexpected singles. He played well, but his opponent was ex national Welsh Champion Paul Le Tocq, and Simon lost in 2 straight games. The same fate befell John Foley and young Helen O'Rourke, but Claire Harrison battled superbly to win her singles in 3 ends.
Guernsey needed a 10-5 win to become Champions, and their strong men doubles pairs stormed to four victories. The Somerset girls though put up a brave fight and had 3 excellent wins, leaving the match 8-4 going into the mixed.
However the Guernsey mens domination continued, with all 3 mixed being lost. A good effort by all concerned with a 4th place finish in the division.
team - Dean Martin, Matt Hussey, John Foley, Simon Watson, Fiona Rooke, Claire Harrison, Helen O'Rourke, Emily Buckle, Vicki Cornish.