ORRTC v Hardwick 28 November 2021
A reduced OR squad, meant only two doubles matches formally qualified for the one all draw at Hardwick, but this in no way hampered a happy atmosphere where the freezing temperatures outside meant players had to move sharply about the court.
The dedans however remained warm as toast with a proper break for a quality lunch provided by Susie Williams.
Miranda Coyne (RB 02-07) (second baby due in April) and John Huntingford (T 64-69) overcame their Hardwick opponents in a cracking match 6/5 6/4, but Richard Bray (M 58-63) and Oli Buckley (W 67-71) were slow out of the blocks and succumbed 6/0 6/4; one felt a best of five set match would have been close.
With some extra court time available a third doubles game was played but all four volunteers were ORs and only one a Hardwick member, so we are not including that in the formal scoreline.
Oliver Buckley and John Huntingford beat Richard Bray and Vaughan Williams (M 57-62) 6/1, 6/2.
Oliver Buckley (W 67-71)