EDitorial ± 1-Oct-2013

TT1314, Week 2

Previously in the BT Defiants saga, our heroes had been less than heroic and so were staring relegation squarely in the face. Despite our people speaking to their people over the summer, naught could be arranged, hence the upcoming 2013/14 season will see Team Defiants back in the murky depths of division 3. T.O.W.I.U., as that Yazz sang.

Redknapp-esque wheeler-dealing saw a power player swap, high-scoring Kennedy heading up to division 1 while our new best buddy Yang comes down to join us. Plus Steve's still around, or will be eventually once he's back from his world tour. Where's Cassy? He's back Back BACK after that incident twelve months ago. And Ed's always around.

Opening game having been postponed, first game sees the all-new Broom, Cassy and Li line-up emerging from the tunnel. Facing us are some of Steve Branton's Kesgrave prodigies, namely BT Bright Stars. This year's incarnation -- well, tonight's, at least -- features unknown Natalie alongside daughter Hannah and dad Nigel. In brief:

  • 1/3 for Yang, outhit by Natalie and outspun by Nigel
  • 2/3 for Andy, getting nowhere against Nigel and saving a matchpoint to scrape past Natalie 3-2
  • 3/3 for Ed -- woop! -- winning a sweaty and even match v. Nigel

First time in yonks for the Broom/Cassy doubles show, Yang generously scoring, the chaps doing enough to secure that extra point for a fun end to a fun evening. Solid 7-3 start.