Cornwall 1st v Berkshire 2nd - 13.12.09, Polkyth Leisure Centre, St Austell.
It was Ladies Day at the home match against the travelling Berkshire team, with Cornwall’s girls putting in a fine performance to take 5 games, and the men missing out, as the match finished 10 – 5 in Berkshire’s favour.
The girls got off to a storming start, as both Jo Philp and Bronwen Wotton comfortably won their singles. Captain Kelvin Edwards was unlucky to lose his number 1 singles having taken his fast, young and powerful opponent to 3 ends.
Cornwall’s men, missing some key players, struggled against the Berkshire boys all afternoon – even the introduction of half-time pasties failed to slow them down!
But the girls continued in great style, Jo in particular having a fine afternoon, teaming up with Rachel Irish to win both doubles, and Bronwen and Claire Whitmore winning one and just losing an exciting 3 ender.
By the time the mixed doubles began, Berkshire needed just one game to take the match – 3 mixed games later and they’d won all of them, Kelvin and Bronwen going to 3 ends, but running out of steam in the third.
So the team finish this year on one win to date and some very narrow, point scoring losses, and they look forward to the second half of the season and a successful new year.
Team – Kelvin Edwards, Tom Lyle, Lee Bottrill, Bob Bell.
Jo Philp, Bronwen Wotton, Rachel Irish, Claire Whitmore.