EDitorial ± 17-Jan-2017

TT1617, Defiants v. Rosary Yellow

Three players! Yay! Tip-off from young Natalie that someone with previous experience (and who could indeed beat her) might be willing to come aboard The Good Ship Defiant. One very poor quality mobile phone call later, "Phil" had agreed to turn out for us on Tuesday. Everything crossed.

Decent draw in last October's encounter with Rosary Yellow. Back are table-thumpin' Dave, brakeless Bob and musclebound Tony, now fighting fit again. Which is nice. In brief:

  • good 2/3 for Ed, somehow victorious in straight games against both Dave and Bob before losing an epic five-setter to Tony
  • great 2/3 for Steve, also winning his first two outings before falling in five ends to tricksy Bob
  • debut duck for Phil, demonstrating some killer shots but losing to more consistent (though not necessarily better) opponents

Needing the doubles for a draw, up strode Ed and Steve to win in straight ends. Not sure if that's ever happened before. Anyway, as per last time, a decent draw.