EDitorial ± 6-Nov-2013

TT1314, Week 1

Just when he thinks he's out, they pull him back in. Such is the ping-pong career of one Kevin Cockerill, the Sinatra of the Defiants. Part of the backbone of the team in the early 1990s, he then dropped out for some years before returning in late 2006, leaving again in early 2009. Now he's back Back BACK and showing some excellent lunchtime form. But can he translate those backhand zingers into actual points?

Rearranged game up at The Dome tonight versus the avian Avocets. Only two of 'em, alas, being Quo James, he of the pimply bat, and child prodigy Daniel, barely a teenager but already on the way up. In brief:

  • only 1/2 for Ed, overcoming James then losing three super tight games to Daniel, maybe losing his only chance to beat him
  • an excellent 2/2 for Yang -- maximum! -- not losing a single end
  • a rusty 0/2 for Kev, going close by taking awkward James the distance before losing 3-1 to Daniel

Highly decent of Yang to stand aside and let the lesser performing players, namely Ed and Kev, do the doubles. One controversial serve aside, it was all over in a relative flash, Defiants triumphing and winning the second end 11-1. There may even be video evidence at some point. So, including our three walkover points, that'll be 7-3 to us.