EDitorial ± 18-Mar-2014

TT1314, Week 22

Barely spring yet here we are already at the final game of the 2013/14 season. Flown by, it has. Fittingly, perhaps, it's the Defiants ABC hardcore on duty tonight, being Andy, Broom and Cockerill. Oh, and with Neil aka Maddog to spectate and be Angelo Dundee to Kev's Muhammad Ali.

It's up to the Thunderdome for what should be a formality since opponents are the Britannia Cormorants, still clinging on to that bottom place. That despite grabbing a 5-5 draw against us in the first half. Fortunately for us there's no Alex tonight, he who beat Yang and Kev and Andy. Instead there's spinserve oldboy Jim, quick-on-his-feet oldboy Brian (suffering from macular degeneration) and newboy Thomas. In brief:

  • pleasing 3/3 for Ed, yay!, not losing an end, the show-off
  • satisfactory 2/3 for Andy, bouncing back from a five-end defeat to Brian to labour to a five-end win against Jim before edging past Thomas
  • very good 2/3 for Kev, coasting past Thomas but coming unstuck against nimble Brian then beating Jim in straight games

Kev's final win placed him in the doubles with Ed, naturally, and it was plain sailing to get that extra point. That'll be 8-2 to us, which looks to guarantee us 3rd spot and gain promotion: well done, all of us!