1st Team snatch vital win with some grateful support from the members
3rd Team at home to Park Langley may need as much support as possible as they are looking week.
2nd and 4th Team away to Bexley and Bromley CC respectively
Mr Racketball v Steve Pratt 1-3 8/11 11/7 3/11 5/11
Club Champ v Alisdair 2-3 11/13 11/6 11/9 2/11 5/11
The Youngster v Guy Olby 3-2 11/7 6/11 11/9 10/12 11/9
Club Captain v Patrick 3-0 11/3 11/3 11/4
Chris Hammond v Max Tunon 3-2 5/11 2/11 11/9 11/7 11/4
Last night saw the 1st team play host to Beckenham 1st team.
First on was Chris Hammond in his 1st outing for the 1st team, playing a tough junior in Max Tunon, Things were not looking good as Max took a 2 -0 lead with a very comfortable 11-2 in the second game. Meanwhile “Club Champ” was have a great battle with the ever improving Alisdair in the number two string. Having lost the first game narrowly “Club Champ” stormed the second and took a close third to go 2-1 up. Chris’s intensity and fitness looked to turn the match on the other court as he took a very close third game and a slightly less close forth game to fight back to 2-2. “Club Champ” in the meantime had taken a rest while losing the fourth game and then continued to rest while losing the 5 to go down 2-3. Chris fitness shown through on the other court as he took the fifth game and levelled the tie for TWells at 1-1.
Next on was the number 1 strings and the number 3s. “Mr Racketball” was playing number 1 against a tough opponent in Steve. Having lost the first game “Mr Racketball” came back strong in the second to draw the match 1-1. On the show court the crowed was enjoying “The youngster” take on after last week’s match yet another older Kent player in Guy. This was another close match with the games going to alternate players while “The youngster” nearly took the 4th to win 3-1 the experience of Guy showed to take the match to a fifth game 2-2. On the other court “Mr Racketball” looked to have woken up Steve in winning the second game and Steve had made quick work to take the match 1-3.
On next was “Club Captain” against the skilful Patrick. After the 3-0 playing for the second team last week the “Club Captain” needed to play well to get a second win on the bounce. “Club Captain” took the first game 11.3 while on the other court “the youngster” had given TWells hope buy winning the fifth game and leaving the tie at 2-2. “Club Captain” took the second game as Patrick seemed content on making his opponent look good. The third game followed in quick succession and TWells won the match 3-2.