1) Stefan “Chopper” Stanton
2) Stuart “Power” Purdy
3) Chris “TinTin” Locks
4) Gareth “Gayboy” Sutton
5) Rob ” The Dog V1″ Barker
The Firsts were up against some tough opposition in Bounty, with their recent performances leaving them in second place. So not a good match to be without our number 1 string!
Never the less Gayboy took to the challenge like a rat up a drainpipe dispatching his opponent quickly 3-0, he even found time to prepare a tasty bagel in the third.
Meanwhile Power had taken to the court with a game plan that was pretty similar to all of his other efforts – ‘I will hit the ball so hard that it bursts’. This definitely caught his opponent out in the first game with Power crushing out a 1-0 lead leaving his opponent looking quite dazed. Unfortunately, his opponent snapped out of it in the second and third, taking these games fairly comfortably with some deft touch and deep length. By the start of the fourth the balcony had already accepted a 3-1 loss but Power obviously hadn’t read the script managing to dig in and crush the ball about the court with minimal errors and managed to steal the fourth game. The renewed scent of victory had brought a palpable sense of tension to the balcony & Power obviously sensed it too – he took a leaf out of Tin-Tin’s book and pumped the first four points into the tin, which proved to be a deficit that he couldn’t recover, falling at the last hurdle 3-2
Tin-Tin was up against a tricky opponent who had a veritable repertoire of shots at his disposal, resulting in Tin-Tin spending most of his time chasing trickle boasts and lobs. The first three games went on in this way but remained close with Tin-Tin going into the fourth only just trailing 2-1. But then in true Tin-Tin style he opened his account in the fourth game with four tins and much like Power, this proved too much of a deficit to pull back. Tin-Tin falling 3-1.
Choppers match was played in true chopper style; short rallies, lots of attempted nicks, – and in the first quite a few of them came off, – but his opponent hit more clinching the first 10-9. In the following two games Chopper couldn’t quite get stuck in with his opponent making the game look far too easy taking the next 2 games in a very poser-esque style (ie couldn’t have looked any more casual). Chopper not up to scratch losing 3-0
Last up, we welcomed back to the squad the Dog V1 who started well, taking a commanding lead racing through the first two games with a display of shots that Chopper would be proud of. However the Dog got a little tired in the third and decided to take a nap. Luckily after one game of rest he was ready to play again, crossing the winning line 3-1.
So all in all a valiant attempt but we couldn’t quite steal the result losing overall 15-9.
MotM goes to the Dog because we can’t give it to Gayboy for mercilessly disposing of his opponent. We are more honorable than that….