St. Ivo II vs Melbourn II
Tues 14th November
Melbourn won 20-1
Melbourn 2 travelled to St Ivo last Tuesday seeking to maintain the run of form that has us firmly in the top half of the table in Cambs Division Four and building a platform from which to challenge for promotion back to Division Three.
We were a rubber to the good before a ball was hit, as their opponents could only raise four players, and soon had the winning bonus points in the bag as Colm OGorman (4) and Gareth Jones (3) worked their way to three nil victories. Matt Walker (2) looked set for a similar scoreline across the first two games, but lost concentration to lose the third game 15-13. Returning to the fourth game with focus recovered, he closed out comfortably for a 3-1 win. Meanwhile, Nev Rimes (1) displayed customary racket skills and courtcraft to ensure maximum points in an emphatic 20-1 aggregate victory.
Stand-in captain for the night Walker commented, "We didn't match the quality of our away win against previously unbeaten Peterborough last week, but we've taken all the points, so this very definitely keeps us moving in the right direction."