Melbourn lost 8-17
Melbourn's 1st team had a great opportunity after Matt S won his opening match 3-1 and then skipper, Mark O came back from being 2-1 down and 8-2 down in the fourth to battle out a 3-2 win. Vinod D unfortunately lost his match at third string 3-0 just as Mark started his match, which left us looking for Chris S and Miles J for at least a win between them.
However, Miles had a tough and close match at string 4 but managed to pick up one point for the team. The overall team result came down to Chris S' match against John D. Chris had not lost his last five matches to John and the opening game saw Chris win it convincingly. John however started to play better and with more consistency in the following games and his backhand volley drops were extremely effective at disrupting the pace of play. John won the 2nd and 3rd games and although Chris worked hard to stay in the rallies in the fourth game, his match was unfortunately lost 1-3 and so the overall team result on the night was set at 8-17.
Skipper Mark commented: it was our closest match result to date against one of the higher positioned teams in the league. We are now looking forward to our match after half-term against March