Somerset O40s vs Devon (A)
Team: Jason Flagg, Andrew Carpenter, Mark Hill, Trevor James, Wendy Field, Jo Robson, Sarah Bryan, Kay Murray
Thank you to Mark and Trevor for standing in for absent / injured players. Many of the players met at the big roundabout on the A303 nr Ilchester. Some meeting their team mates for the first time. Welcome Kay and Jo to your 40s team. Trevor and his wife June had gone for an explore for a picnic, but road closures spoiled their plans slightly.
Andrew and Jason played first as the established 40s pair and lost in a tight 2 ender. Mark and Trevor struggled slightly with the pace and experience of the opposition and lost in 2. The Devon team have been a close knit team for a while and tend to have a steady team and it showed through the match.
Both pairs Wendy and Jo, Sarah and Kay were unable to quite get an end.
Jason and Andrew had a storming 2 set win against the second mens pair, but Mark and Trevor had a tough time against their 1st pair.
Wendy and Jo sneaked the second end, but sadly dropped the 3rd end. Sarah and Kay had another good game, but lost in 2.
Jason and Sarah played first but were unable to make much of an impression against the 1st pair, Wendy and Andrew managed a captains win at 2 winning the 3rd end 22-20, Trevor and Kay were introduced to each other before going on court and improved from the the first to the second end but could not steal a set or a win, Jo and Mark made a valiant effort but lost in 2.
So with 2 wins that is 1 more than the last 2 matches. Are things on the up and will the team stabilise a but more now? Will other matches clash with Simons new coaching job with one of the junior county squads. We shall see.
Result Devon won 10-2