On Monday, the Mens 2 team won 8-1 against Loughborough Mens 4, virtually guaranteeing promotion from division 6b.
The team's night was made all the easier as Loughborough Mens 4 only fielded two pairs. Their first pair managed to take all three of their rubbers to three games, finally managing to win the final rubber of the night 22-20 in the deciding game against Mustafa & Trevor. The other pairs were Joel & Kam and Martin & Steve who won all their rubbers.
The team now boast an impressive record of six wins from six with only two matches left to play.
The next match is the return fixture against Loughborough Mens 4 on Monday 1st February.
January is here and we have reached the halfway point of the season. Let's take a look at the latest League division reports and see how our teams are progressing.
Croakers' New Hall team was handed another win as Meltonshire New Hall 2 conceded Friday's match. That means Meltonshire has conceded both matches this season, gifting our New Hall team two wins and 40 points. That's very generous and gratefully accepted.
The next match is against Loughborough Leys New Hall 1 on Friday 29th January.
Croakers' Mens 1 team lost 1-8 against a solid Meltonshire Mens 2 team last night, ending their good start to the season.
David & Lee were the only pair to win a rubber, beating Meltonshire’s first round pair comfortably. Unfortunately, they couldn’t maintain their performance level and lost to the second and third round pairs. Both Henri & Raheel and Alex & Jitesh were unable to win a rubber, although they scrapped bravely. The players know they will need to improve when they play Meltonshire in the return fixture.
The next match is against Oadby Mens 1 on Monday 29th February.
On Thursday, the Mixed 2 team won 7-2 against Longslade Stoneygate Mixed 4, making it five wins from five.
Ayesha & Henri were the star performers, winning all three rubbers. Both Susannah & Raheel and Samira & Steve won two rubbers each. The team started well, winning the first round of rubbers 2-1, with Samira & Steve losing narrowly to Longslade Stoneygate's third pair. Mixed 2 won the second round 3-0; all pairs won convincingly and the crucial fifth rubber was achieved to secure the victory with rubbers to spare. The final round was won 2-1, with Susannah & Raheel losing out. It was reported that this was down to Raheel getting a bit tired as it was past his bedtime.
Henri, the team captain, said, "It's a great result and I'm a proud captain. We're at the top of division 4 with five wins out of five. Well done, team."
Having now played and beaten the opposition in the division at least once, the Mixed 2 team is looking odds on to win promotion. The next match is the return fixture against Longslade Stoneygate Mixed 4 on Monday 8th February.
Read the latest match reports for our mixed teams.
It’s a new year and the League season resumes. Would a couple of weeks of excess and few extra inches around the midriff stall the Mens 1 team’s good start?
Not at all. The Mens 1 team reunited and put in a resolute performance last night, winning 8-1 against Ashby Mens 1, making it two wins from two so far this season.
After winning only one rubber in the last match against Oadby, Henri & Raheel rediscovered their mojo and won all three rubbers, although there was the usual finger-pointing to begin with. David & Lee also managed to win all three rubbers, with Alex & Steve winning two.
The next match is against Meltonshire Mens 2 on Monday 18th January.