The second team approached the final match of the season with hope and apprehension, knowing that a win was essential for the long desired promotion from the 5th division. The singles started well with all Cambridgeshire players, Jason & Jaclyn Lai, Rob Couch and Alison Bennett securing wins in 2 ends.
The Men's doubles started with slight consternation as Daniel Bates & Rob Couch won their first end of men's 26-24 and narrowly lost the second end to 19. They found form in the third end and won comfortably to 12 then were comfortable throughout their match against the second pair. Neil Place and James Watkins had an easy first match against the second pair winning 6 & 7, but had to work harder against the first pair to win in 2 ends.
The ladies doubles was a bit more mixed with Alison Bennett and Jaclyn Lai playing very well and denying the opponents double figures in most games, the second pair Sandra Ashcroft and Liz Salmon struggled a bit, losing narrowly 22-20 in the third end to the second pair, but rallied round to beat the first pair in 3 ends.
With the match and league decided going into the mixed the Cambridgeshire team were more relaxed! First pair Rob Couch and Alison Bennett won in 3 ends, and the decision to try mixing youth with experience paid off with Daniel Bates and Jaclyn Lai, James Watkins and Liz Salmon both winning in 2 ends.
The second team look forward to the challenges awaiting them next year in division 4 and wish to commiserate the first team on missing promotion so narrowly.