One of the biggest problem of having so many talented and competitive players in a club is giving everyone the opportunity to take part when only six can play at a time. So it was last night when Parley beat Cliff House 4-1 away from home. The team, Ade, Jon, Sally, Juli, David, Richard, Paul and Tom played well overcoming some spirited performances from the Cliff House team.
Shock of the evening was a defeat. Sally and Jon lost 13-2 and were rather steamrollered on a terrain they couldn't get to grips with. But with so many good performances it was impossible to pick a player of the match and so I applaud the whole squad. It was difficult to see Juli and Paul, who had played exceptional petanque all evening, sit out the doubles but their replacements David and Richard filled their shoes very well. Indeed both were complemented by the opposition for their dogged resistance having been 8-2 down at one point but staying cool and eventually overcoming their opponents 13-11
Well done everyone.
Holiday season is fast approaching and we will be needing everyone in the squad to play their part. Up next Odd Boules at home.