Team: Kalyani, Sally, Mary; Steve, Joe, Adam
Mosborough had not lost a game before this one, so I was not confident of winning this one went into the match. As hoped for, we quickly picked up the two mens matches. The women played valiantly, but could not beat strong opposition; however, with an excellent performance by Kalyani, Mary and Sally, there were close games, finishing as close as 19 and 17.
With the match all square at 2-2, we were, as with the Abbeydale match, pinning our hopes on strong mixed performances. These did not disappoint. Joe and Sally coolly dispatched their opponents in 2, and and Adam and Mary took theirs in 3. Kalyani and I went to 3, but lost the third 21-23. The score was now poised at 4-3 in our favour with two more to play.
Joe and Sally looked like a seasoned pairing as they played their final match in tense conditions. Splitting the first 2 they managed to hold out and win the match in 3. Adam and Mary, knowing the match was won, lost theirs in 3, having taken their foot off the gas (or so they assure me!)
So a close victory against a strong and sporting side. We look forward to the return fixture eagerly.