St Andrews E v Crusaders C 1 March

Team: Richard, Graham, Harry, Charlotte S, Lily, Hannah B
Result: Won 14-4

The Rubies march on! Another 4 points in the bag and still on course for promotion. Even though we were 8-0 up after the levels and the final result looks convincing, there are stories behind the headlines. Graham and Harry had to dig deep to win their levels after being 14-9 down in the first game and then just winning the second to 12. After event 5 we had won the match but we still needed all 4 points to maintain our promotion bid and Crusaders were not about to make that easy. Graham and Lily lost the first game of event 6 but, after changing to a levels formation!? they came back to win a hard fought second. Harry and Hannah kept us on course by splitting their mixed but G&L were well beaten by their No 1 couple. It was left to Richard and Charlotte to assure us of 4 points in the last event. This was an all round team performance where we held our nerve in 5 games that were won by a margin of 3 points or less.
Richard and Charlotte must be in line for some sort of club award of the season after winning all their six games yet again and Harry came back to form with 5 games. Hannah was on absolutely top form and played with great self assurance at No 3 to win 5 of her games.
Graham