Friday 26 March 2010

Cornwall II v IOW and Somerset III

The last weekend of the County campaign saw a strong Kernow team win back to back victories against the IOW on Sat 20th Mar and Somerset III on Sun 21st.
On the Saturday, everyone was happy to have Emily James temporarily back in the fold, and the singles went well, with 3 'C's in the score sheet boxes, going into the level doubles. The girls played well, taking all 4 rubbers. Unfortunately, even though there were a couple of hard fought 3 enders, the Cornish guys only managed to win one. Cornwall had already won the match going into the mixed, but it was gratifying to get 2 out of the last 3 elements under our belt, securing all 3 points and an excellent 10-5 match win.

Sunday saw only one change to the team from the previous day, with Tamsin Woodroffe being replaced by Lorna Riggs.
The visitors came with a strong team, and honours were even after the singles. The Kernow 'kings' fought hard and secured 3 out of the 4 level doubles disciplines, with the girls managing 1 win a piece.
The mixed would decide the match result. First blood went to Somerset in a nail biting 3 ender, however, the 2nd and 3rd Cornish pairings secured victories with a 'rabbit out of the hat' job by Dave and Lorna in a tense 3 ender that saw them lose the first one to 7!
A satisfying end to the weekend/season with a 9 - 6 win.

Team - Dave Harrington, Ross Lashbrook, Bob Bell, Chris Glasson, Phil Lyle, Emily James, Tamsin Woodroffe, Jan Santillo, Lynda Beer, Lorna Riggs

Overall position in the Division - a very very close second to the IOW.

A big well done to everyone who has played in the team this season (additional names below) and a special thank-you to Jan Santillo who always stepped up to the plate (and usually won) to fulfil our singles elements.

Squad players:
Lorna Garbett, Sue Biscoe, Josh Pearce, Gemma Cliffe, Tom Lyle,