Heck of a match with both teams having to find a reserve. Both Adam and Steve managed a win/point each, Adam against Pete in four and Steve against Adam in a very close five legger, so honours even on that score.
Adam then had a very close game with myself until I ran away with the fifth a little.
Steve meanwhile was easing back into things having not played for fourteen months.
For Nat West Chris had a most excellent evening, only dropping one singles leg against Pete and then some quite stunning retrieving to bring his team back into the doubles to win in five, definitely a MotM performance.
Les managed a win over Steve who had no answer to Les’s blocks with his hits inevitably going into the net or off the end. But he had little success apart from this and playing his part in the doubles.
For Castaways Pete had a tough evening, still acclimatising to the new ball, taking the first leg from Adam before losing the next three; losing to Chris on four, his first loss to Chris in many a year; before beating Les in four.
That leaves my good self and after a routine win over Les in three (styles definitely the issue) I managed a very close win in five over Adam before succumbing to Chris in three though I really should have taken the second from 8-4 up.
The doubles was a swings and roundabouts affair as it looked like a routine win for Castaways after the first two legs before Les and Chris rallied to win the last three legs all to 8.
So bragging rights for Nat West in the first half encounter but Castaways will be looking to