After leading the League Table since before Christmas, Mixed 3 arrived at the final reckoning with their postponed match v Prestwood to be played on September 8th. We
had 17 points; they had 14, but with two matches in hand. A win for us in this encounter would secure the trophy for Aston Park.
The match was a classic, with both teams taking it in turn to surge ahead, only to be caught up and overtaken by the dogged determination of the
With Prestwood leading 3.5 to 2.5 sets, Glen and Elliot at 5-0, Chris and Pete at 3-1 in the last two sets and with the momentum most definitely with Aston Park, the
trophy was within our grasp. But then... disaster. The floodlights went off.
The only thing that we could do was to declare the match a draw. With Elliot and Glen on a roll, that set was conceded to us and although Pete and Chris were pretty
sure things would continue to go their way, the feisty pair from Prestwood had come from behind too many times during the evening to concede that set too. And with the twists and turns that both
teams had experienced throughout the match an equitable draw was perhaps the fairest outcome. However, it lost us the trophy. Prestwood went on to win both their outstanding matches in convincing
style 8-0, 8-0! Congratulations Lee on a very successful season.
Congratulations too to Glen, Chris, Louise, Tom, Jack, Richard, Adrian, Pete and Elliot for an outstanding season. When we entered a third mixed last September we
weren’t even sure we would be able to complete the season, we had so few players. Who could have imagined then, that we would be competing for the trophy right down to our very last match. Ah well
.... Next year perhaps.