Cambridge 2 v Stamford Green Man
This was the first game of the second half of the season, re-arranged and brought forward.
Just for a change Yorkie was on court first playing Simon Scott. After a sluggish start, Yorkie started to move better and was too strong for Simon. This was fortunate as plenty of short and loose shots from Yorkie failed to encourage Simon into playing winners. Yorkie took advantage of this and was able to dispatch Simon, dropping only 4 points 9-2, 9-1, 9-1.
Richard was next playing Craig Scott. Richard, not happy with his form of late, was late on court as he needs a good 5 minutes longer than everyone else in order to consume as many pain killers as possible. Richard also started slowly but with neither player able to capitalise on their serve the score stayed 1-1 for a while. Finally the drugs kicked in and Richard started to move with some fluidity. Now able to take control Richard breezed through to a comfortable win, 9-2, 9-3, 9-5.
Jon went next against Ian Merrick. This proved another comfortable win for Jon as was able to dominate the court and playing an excellent short game put Ian under too much pressure, 9-3, 9-7, 9-5.
Simon was on the court next door playing Luke Harman. This turned into an interesting battle as both players were determined to hit the ball harder than the other. After much leathering of the ball Simon came out on top with Luke finally running out of steam in the third. A victory for Simon 9-5, 9-0, 9-5.
Finally, last on was Mark against Duncan Fraser. Another slow start for Stamford as Duncan battled well against Mark who at one point looked in danger of losing the first. A swift recovery though, with some better shots put Mark in the driving seat for another comfortable win, 9-7, 9-2, 9-2.
A sound result taking the maximum 20 points putting us in a pretty much unassailable position at the top of Division 2.
The next match is a cup game on Jan 8th at home against Hunts County – one of the stronger Division 1 teams. If you fancy coming to watch us battle against one of the best teams in the Cambridge leagues, the match starts around 7-30pm. See you there.