Federation Team Open Season with Win

May 18th 2019

The clubs Federation team, comprising Paul Francis, Bob Hart, Richard Jelly and Philip de Glanville (newly appointed as captain), opened their account this year with an emphatic 5:2 home win over Bristol on Monday 13th May.
While Bob and Richard fought a rather low-scoring but nail-biting doubles game against a very well-armed opposition, losing eventually on a deciding hoop after time had been called, both Paul and Philip were on good form, winning their singles matches quite easily in the morning, and again in the afternoon. Philip in particular surprised himself, and possibly his opponent, by pegging out 26:0 in less than 90 minutes after lunch! Nothing went right for Bob who had a rather dispiriting -8 loss in his singles match in the afternoon, but Richard’s +3 win then assured Bath’s very comfortable victory over a team which had beaten Nailsea a couple of weeks ago; they in turn have just beaten Taunton Deane. The Federation team from Weston have yet to play – we face them, away, on Sunday 2nd June.