Team : Sam, Colin, Josh, Lucy, Helen, Hannah
Result : Lost 10-8 but don’t worry we only need a point to get promoted
I was quietly confident we would get the point we need for promotion, but it was a bit close for comfort. Whittle put out a stronger side than last time and we were 3-5 down after the levels, but I had faith in the youngsters who have been playing brilliantly all season, and they did not let me down. Sam and Lucy knocked off the next couple of mixed games to get us to five all, and despite losing their first mixed Josh and Hannah fought back in the second to win our sixth game and secure the point which got us promoted. The match did go to 8-8 and me and Helen managed to loose the last to games despite getting in to double figures first on both occasions. We lost one or two games from strong positions, but I suspect a few nerves were kicking in, and the experienced players on the other side of the net were never going to make it easy. Best on the night was Lucy who got all 6.
As well as last nights team, thank you to all the other players who have turned out for the D Team this year:
Anne, Lily, Charlotte S, Charlotte H, Hannah B, Dave, Richard
we could not have done it without you.
There will be some big shoes to fill next season with Sam and Lucy heading off to seats of higher education. They have been head and shoulders the best mixed pair in our team for the last 2 years, and the best in any of the divisions we have played in, they will be sorely missed. (I was serous about the big feet by the way, Lucy has size 8s, I think her dad must have been in the circus. ).