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The Brooke Report: CURTC visit Lords

Posted on December 13, 2023 | in Match Report | by

Simon Martin & Sidney Yankson vs Colin Clifton-Brown & Andrew Petrie

Hello again, it’s me, Brooke The Dog, with a report back from your club’s visit to Lord’s on 9th December. A Kennel Club Christmas lunch had me elsewhere but I have heard back from assorted club members. As ever, nobody was surprised when the day ended in a two apiece draw. It’s what Cambridge does on the road. What was a surprise was that no match went to a third set. However, given that each match was scheduled for 75 minutes, the matches continued, often with the servers changed. It was fun, I’m told, and it worked. There were rave reviews over the welcome and hospitality and it’s always a special place to play. I always took the tennis to be a by-product of their day out anyway. The day did have its disappointment. He (Mr Revier) smarted a little when he looked into the viewing area mid-match to see she (Mrs Revier) had left and was loudly enjoying lunch. He’s blamed her for his defeat since.

The day’s highlight, she’s been all too keen to tell me several times, was the day’s last match. With the hosts’ unable to supply handicap appropriate opposition, The MCC kindly provided court time and marking for a Cambridge Exhibition match between Riya (aged 12) and Marc (15) vs Mihir (20+) and Camice (tba). This was the day’s only three set match. Indeed, it went to 5 all, forty all and was entertainingly marked by our hosts. Mrs Revier has played here before and one day, perhaps, the other three will realise how special it is.

In sport, Brooke


…and after: CURTC, 2 – 2, MCC

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