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Four men go to Manchester

Posted on April 16, 2013 | in Match Report | by

Jimmy Campbell led a four-man crew off to his home town of Manchester last weekend, April 12/13 2013. The first match on Friday night was an epic show-down between Jimmy and Jules Camp, which ended up going Jimmy’s way, despite him losing the second set 1-6. Jules was apparently feeling slightly under the weather after travelling to Basel to be disappointed by his football team. Camp pulled himself together for Saturday, however, and earned a good victory against Mark Seymour-Mead 6-4 6-3

Alastair Kwan was up next and decided to play off level against a young Robert Shenkman, whose handicap was 4 points better than him at 26. The first set involved some quality tennis and Kwan just managed to overcome his tenacious opponent 6-5. This broke young Shenkers resolve and Kwan raced through the second 6-0 to seal an impressive victory.

Jimmy then took to the court for a long awaited grudge match against Andrew Mossford. Andrew has recently had some injury problems, meaning he couldn’t give his all on the court and in his own words, ‘probably went for way more balls than I should have done.’ He still put up some good resistance and after 1 hour 15 mins of a real battle, Jimmy managed to come through 6-2 6-3.

Lucas Birrell-Gray was up last against 34 handicap Graham Heap. Another one who fancied a challenge, they decided to play 15 owe 15, meaning Lucas was playing off an effective handicap much lower than the 50 he is on paper. Lucas produced his best ever tennis, looking very assured and solid on court to come through 6-5 6-3.

A thoroughly enjoyable weekend with some great victories. Only let down was the boys bailing on going to the pub in favour of watching the golf!!!

Jules and Jimmy in Manchester
Jules and Jimmy in Manchester
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