Cambs IIIrds took on Beds IInds in their 2nd ICC Div 6 East match of the season last week, hoping to improve on their first match defeat against Northhants.
Geoff Green got the team off to a perfect start winning at first singles in straight sets, but Tom Zhang (J), Emma Brewster and Holly Gayle couldn't match him as they all went down to strong opposition. Geoff teamed up with Will Hodgkinson at first mens pair and produced an epic game against their Beds counterparts, losing a close 3rd set. They faired better against the Beds second pair, winning the first set and then taking the game as the Beds pair were forced to retire though injury. Second pair Paul Martell and Tom again had 2 very close games and were unlucky to lose both.
In the ladies Holly and partner Jacquie Dennis had a bit of an off day as they lost to both Beds pairs in straight sets, but Stacey Knoop and Emma battled well to beat the Beds first pair and narrowly lose in 3 against the Beds second pair.
With the score now at 9-3 to Beds, Cambs had only pride to play for in the mixed, but again Beds proved why they are one of the favourites for the division this year by taking all 3 games, and the match 12-3. Stacey and Tom were the closest at 3rd mixed, going down 21-19 in the final end.
As against Northhants it was a match of 'might-have-beens'. The team lost three very tight 3-enders. The other way around would have changed to match score to 9-6.
The return match against Northhants is up next on the 11th November.
More information about results of the Cambs III team is available on the Team Page.