The 60’s had a close encounter with Devon at St. Austell on Sunday 23rd January. During the pre-match team talk, captain Brian Hannibal could not emphasise enough the importance of winning if they were to remain level on points with Avon 1 at the top of the league.
Playing first men’s Brian and Phil Oland just lost to the Devon first pair in a close three ender, but by then were warmed up to take the Devon second pairing. Similarly Tony Roberts playing alongside Mike Nancekivell won only against the Devon seconds.
The ladies matches were also shared two each with Chris Marr and Vera Nancekivell winning against both of the Devon pairings. Celia Hillman and Pat Edwards were unlucky not to win against the Devon No. two’s in a three ender.
Spoils shared four all after the doubles with the mixed to play. Chris and Phil won their game likewise did Vera and Mike, so Cornwall required another game to win the match.
Brian, then played a true captains role with Celia winning at third mixed, capturing the all important game to ensure a win for Cornwall. It was hoped that Pat and Tony would do likewise, but the Devon pairing were just a little too strong and they lost in three ends.
It is hoped that the team will remain at full strength for their next match against the Isle of Wight at St. Austell on 30th January.