Matt was unwell so we gave away even more than normal in the difference in average age in our encounter with the enterprising youngsters of Southampton West N. For them, Alan Dawson was very quick on his feet and gave a good account of himself.

If we (Bob and Tony) had not turned the doubles around after a difficult start, the defeat would have been worse. There were good games throughout, and it was neck- and- neck for most of the evening, only for us to lose out in the last two games, when youth got the upper hand. In the end, Soton West N 6 x Waterside L 4. Get well soon, Matt!

Tony Huggett