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22nd JANUARY 2022

The GB Vets match against Chichester has been played for many years. Despite injuries on both sides in the run up, there were 4 competitive games played. It was great to see Pat & Graham Fisher, Amanda and Gary Williams and Heather with Chris Lock supporting the players and staying for the after- match buffet.

Ian Graham got the match off to an underwhelming start for GBV losing 1-3 to an awkward, deceptive (and younger) opponent. Geoff Lees quickly levelled the match with a 3-0 win against Ian Vass. Ian’s week in Spain beforehand had done wonders for his tan but not his game! Barry Featherstone had an entertaining game against Paul Wykes, both liking to hit hard and rally. Paul proved just a little too accurate on the day and won 3-0. This left captain Paul Reader to salvage a draw against Simon Bryant also a GB Vet. A little match rusty, Paul lost the first but recovered to take a 2-1 lead before Simon pegged him back to 2-2. However, form is temporary and class permanent and Paul took the final game to leave honours even.

We had a very tasty buffet and lingered long after to catch up with old friends. Next season both sides threaten to return stronger where new hips and knees will be tested!

Ian Graham, Match Manager