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World Championships - London, Day 5
Well it is still a tie between RSA and Wales to see who gets relegated. 6 matches were played today and we won 3 and lost 3 – so it is down to the wire tomorrow. Reg and Victor will play doubles against the Welsh no 1 and no 4 and Judith and William will each play singles. It is a tough call.
More tomorrow pm – Christine
World Championships - London, Day 4
More bad news – we lost to the US 5-1 with only Reg winning his singles although the other singles went to golden hoop most of the time.
This means that we are in a play-off for 7th/8th place and if we don't beat Wales, we will be relegated to the 2nd tier! So today and tomorrow we have 3 doubles and 6 singles against Wales and will have to hope that we can win 5 out of the 9. Looks like it will be a very tense day and I may decide to go shopping instead of anxiously watching every shot.
Those of you going to The Nest this weekend – have fun and I am sure the weather will be warmer than here!
World Championships - London, Day 3
Only bad news to report I'm afraid as only Reg managed to win his singles against the swinging Swede (Anton Varnas) – Anton repeatedly casts over the ball before eventually striking it and although I have only counted a max of 29, I am told that 34 is not unusual!
It must be extremely frustrating to play him and Reg did well to keep his patience – usually just turning away and watching other matches.
World Championships - London, Day 2
I thought you would like to see the below photo of our team, looking very good in their SA fleeces. The warm tops have proved to be very useful as both yesterday and today have been very cold – and today very wet as well.
We did fare better against the Welsh – Reg and William won their doubles and in the singles, Reg and Victor won their matches giving us a total of 3 points. William lost his to an on form "Evans the mallet" and Judith's match against Ian Burridge currently stands at 1-1, with the decider still to be played. Her second game ended after 8.30 pm last night and it was too dark to continue. As all the other matches had ended much earlier, Judith and Ian received lots of vociferous applause from the spectators, who greatly enjoyed themselves.
World Championships - London, Day 1
The championship kicked off on Saturday with a practice session followed by a cocktail party sponsored by a local firm of solicitors. Initially there was some dismay when players were told that the hoops would only be put out on the following day and they had to practise without them!
We think this was George Noble's way of ensuring that he didn't have to re-set the lawns! Anyway, a strong appeal from players eventually resulted in the hoops being produced.
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