Somerset 2 v Hampshire 3
Match lost 6-9.
Team - Fiona Rooke, Nicki Harriss, Launa Eyles, Jenny Naylor, James Buckle, Anjam Arif, James Elkin, Matthew Chan.
Somerset battled bravely against the league leaders to gain a point, but at 6-6 going into the mixed it could have been even better. A bad start to the day saw one player forgetting to turn up, with another 1 hour late. Thank you to Hampshire for not claiming the games! The players who were there were a mixture of youth and experience, with Matthew Chan of Queens College making his county debut.
Singles players battled hard but lost all 4, and then the first mens (James E/ Matthew) was lost in 3 ends to go 5 nil down. But a great victory from James B and Anjam started to turn the game around, and the next 5 rubbers were also won (4 by the girls and 1 by James E/ Matthew Chan). However with the final mens and then all 3 mixed seeing defeats, the team settled for 1 point.