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Brodie Cup Update

Posted on December 14, 2015 | in Match Report | by

Prested is a tricky place to play at best and some of the lights are out at the moment. We were playing on the gloomier of the two Courts and believe me the difference is not subtle! Cambridge did not get a good start and lost the first two rubbers and were a set down in the third when Ross Smythe gradually found his inner karma and the base of the Tambour. Finally, Cambridge had won a set and then a rubber to get back to 1-2. Next up was James ‘skipper’ Thomas who found himself one set and 4-2 down against an opponent who had an unerring accuracy for the Grille (James lost one game to three straight Grille shots. The fourth hit the edge of the Grille….). James dug deep and found his inner Ross, clinched the second set 6-5 and third set in an epic match to draw us level at 2-2. This set up yours truly in the 45 Doubles pairing as the decider….. Alas, the comeback was left incomplete as Prested’s ‘unconventional’ (their Pro’s description, not mine) pair clinched the match in no uncertain manner.

Many thanks to the Pros and the other members of the Brodie squad for their help in getting us prepared and to Keith for coming to support us. Next year!!



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