The first matches of the season took place on Monday which saw the first two instalments of 6 interclub league matches, Mens A vs Mens B and Ladies A vs Ladies B.
This is not the first time that ladies have had to start their season off against each other, last season the A team coming out on top, could the B team change their fortunes? The B team fielded a strong team consisting of Kaye, Mags, Jess and Megan and they started strongly. But the A team, made up of Molly, Charleigh, Carla and Maire were able to weather the storm, and win the match 4-2 overall with a number of the rubbers going to setting and 2 clear points. The reverse fixture on Monday the 17th is sure to be another close affair.
Result: Brackley Town Ladies B – 2 vs Brackley Town Ladies A – 4
The mens B were experiencing their first outing as a Top Division Team, and had the pleasure of playing with Feathers for the first time as a team, coupled with a few players making their first appearance in a match the B team were in for a tough night. Joe and Ben were the debutantes, they were paired with Tim and Jonathan respectively with the final pair being made up of Mark and Nadeem. Familiar faces returned for the Mens A with captain Eoin hoping consistency in team selection will help over the season. Eoin paired with Calvin, Henry and Connor played together with Dan and Tom making the final pair. Each rubber was a close fought contest, but the A team showed their class when it mattered, taking the match 9-0. Special mention to Jonathan and Ben who pushed pairings Connor and Henry and Dan and Tom to 3 games in those rubbers.
Result: Brackley Town Mens A – 9 vs Brackley Town Mens B – 0