After a tough win against kent the first team went into today with a chance of gaining promotion with a 10 - 5 victory against the team that beat them just before christmas.
The mens singles went on with Stephen Pickering going on to challenge the same player who beat him before and although put up a valient battle lost in two straight sets. Kevin Baron dragged out of retirement to play the singles had a battle over two sets but lost out to 19 in both.
So going into the ladies singles Cambs were two nil down, Olga Bryant went in to defend her unbeaten record at first singles and fought to a 21 -19 victory in the first her dominace established she sealed her victory in the second 21 - 12. Nat Taylor then went on for her first singles since coming back and showed her class winning 21-10 21-10.
The mens double went on with James wilson and Neil Place looking to avenge there defeat from earlier in the season unfortunatly lot 21-19 in the third end against beds first pair and in the turn around after a good win in the first set lost in three to the second pair. Sam and Stephen faired better losing to the second pair in two but quickly establishing there dominance against the first pair won in two comfortable sets.
So once again it was left to the ladies to drag the county through, Olga and Hannah showing their growing strength by beating the first pair 22-20 and then 21-16, in the turnaround again they show that they. Were a class above winning 21-12 and 21-16. Nat and Amanda quickly over came the second pair 21 -10 and 21-15 but then entered into a threes set epic against the first pair which they finally won 21-15 in the third. This left the score at 7-5 with Cambs needing all 3 mixed to gain promotion.
Stephen and Olga went on in there traditional place at number one pair battled through a long 3 setter to come through 21-15 in the third. Playing slightly out of order Sam and Nat as third's went on and although close won in 2 (21-18, 21-17). The last mixed was then Neil and Hannah who despite some nerves near the end came through in two games, this gives the county a 10-5 victory and guarentees the promotion.
A special mention has to be given to the basketball team due to be in the sports hall at 4 o clock who gave us an additional 20 minutes of court time to finish our victory.