|Wiltshire first team had another difficult weekend. In the morning they played a very consistent Dorset side with strength in depth. We only managed to take 3 games to 3 ends, but lost all of them. Our closest were Jon at first singles (18-21) and Jon again with Jason (18-21).
In the afternoon we played Hants 2nds and fared a bit better, winning 4 games. Jon and Henry each won their singles in 3 ends. Henry and Andy Ferris won in straight games and Jason and Nicky won their mixed in 3.
This leaves us bottom of the division. However we did have a very inexperienced side out. Riya and Katie are very promising juniors and played well against experience seniors. Sarah stepped in from the vets team and did not disgrace herself playing 1st ladies doubles with Nicky – the Hants ladies, in particular were very strong. Andy Ferris stepped up from the 2nd team and came close in one of his singles and won a doubles with Henry.
So we have now played the top 4 teams and have a chance to stay up if we do well against the other 3 teams in the bottom half of the table at the next weekend.
Team. Jon McDonald, Jason Plant, Henry Prothero, Andy Ferris, Nicky Robertson, Sarah Hosking, Riya Tarar, Katie Ovenden.