Melbourn I vs Portugal Place CUSRC II
Weds 14th November
Melbourn won 17-4
Melbourn 1sts recorded a comfortable 17-4 win over Portgual Place/Cambridge University 2nds in Mixed Division 1.
Mark Oppen (5) put in a good performance against Andy Jeffery, playing with pace and variety as he won 3-0. Malik Bilen (4) also made light work of Chris Nickerson, his straight games win coming via his sharpness and agility. Vinod Duraikan (3) was also perfect, making very few errors against Samuel Coward as he claimed Melbourn’s third 3-0 victory of the evening.
Ed Wheeler (2) was not quite on his peak form, as his match with David roper became a battle. The games were close, but Wheeler couldn’t find the advantage to convert good rally positions into points often enough and lost 3-0. The final match of the evening pitted Matt Sampson (1) against Ali Loke, who, as well as being the Cambs League Secretary, is also up to 100 in the Women’s World Rankings a player who currently stands at exactly 100 on the Women’s World Rankings. Sampson looked in trouble as he lost the opening game, but he dug in for subsequent ones, playing with his signature accuracy and a good dose of patience to win 3-1.
1sts skipper Oppen said he was “Very proud of the team’s results and efforts. We are now looking forward to our last match of this half, in two weeks time.”