EDitorial ± 1-Dec-2014

TT1415, Week 10

What with KO Cup week, there's been no game for Defiants since that defeat at home to Capel D back in mid-November. Now it's December, the John Lewis ad has been on steady rotation for the last fortnight (though I've still not seen it), and it's more than time for us to paddle up.

Top-scorer Yang from last time is summarily dropped in favour of Ed The Sec alongside Steve and Natalie. Twenty minute trip down the A12 takes us to Capel: keep going until you're nearly out of the village and opposite Pound Lane. There should be a sizeable church to your right. Park and follow the dimly lit path to the left, to the rear, in the hall and up the stairs. Can't miss it. Ready and waiting are super-retriever Dave and the boy Richard (previously), joined by Colchester all-star Peter. In brief:

  • OK 1/3 for Ed, beating Richard but going down 3-1 to both Dave and Peter
  • good 1/3 for Steve, not taking advantage of more than one matchpoint before finally edging past Richard on a nailbiting deuce in the 5th end
  • not great 0/3 for Natalie, losing 3-1 three times and lacking in match practice

Steve sat out the doubles in favour of Natalie and Ed who promptly got nowhere, yielding an underwhelming 8-2 loss. At least there were biscuits.