Winchester whitewash Salisbury 9-0...
A lot was riding on the Mens A match this weekend, as only in the summer, Winchester Mens A lost to Salisbury Mens A.
Winchester started the match with a risky strategy as their captain, Stuart Levy, turned up late, with one minute to spare. This unnerved the opposition and kept them guessing, which proved to be a successful play as Duncan Trew and Paul England at number three, led the way by comfortably beating their first pair in the first round of rubbers. Winchester’s remaining pairs, Miles McDowall and Tal Russ at number one and Stuart Levy and Carl Richardson at number two also won their rubbers with relative ease. Once Winchester had the upper hand, it was plain sailing.
Winchester won 9-0 after four gruelling hours. Order has, after just six months, been restored. Notable mentions include: Tal Russ’s first appearance (hopefully of many) playing for Winchester and not dropping serve once, Carl / Stuart being the worst performing Winchester pair on the day (again for Carl) and Miles acing literally every serve out wide to the deuce court.
Good result Winchester, bring on 2014.
match report by Stuart Levy