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TVL at The Oratory

A team of eight Morrellists made their way to the Oratory for the Thames Valley League clash. The court has recently been spruced up in preparation for the World Title eliminator due to be played there on the 27th and 29th of January.

First onto the court for Moreton were Bernie Spratt and Mark Savage in the 60 handicap rubber taking on the home pairing of Sam Peates & Maggie Gibbs. The bounce did for the Moreton pair who went down in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

Next up were Alan Moug and Andrew Hamilton in the 30s rubber against Mark Candish and Alex Orchard. The first set had a familiar ring to it with the home side winning 6-2 but the Moreton pair began to find their form in a much closer second set but ultimately fell 6-5 making to 2-0 to the hosts with two games to play.

Richard Dilder and Stephen Anidiah were the home side’s 50s pair taking on David Harris and Peter Lewis who continued the Moreton revival keeping the visitors in the match with a 3-6, 2-6 win.

It fell to Keith Beechener and Jon Lambdon to level the tie in the 40s rubber facing Michael Seymour and Mark Keogh. The visitors continued Moreton’s recent form taking the first set 3-6 at which point the Chairman made his way into the dedans showered and lunched when the match began to fall apart for the visitors. These facts may not be related. The home side took the next two sets 6-2, 6-3 giving The Oratory the match 3-1.

Next on court Camden Rivière and Nick Howell. They may be better equipped to handle the bounce. Good luck to the Oratory for that match and thanks for an enjoyable day.

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