Another tough match for the Men’s team on the 21st. A trip to Stocksbridge resulted in a 2-7 defeat for the team. Glyn Rudge and Danny Lidster were Ridgeway’s first pair and lost their first rubber by 3-6, 4-6. but Dave Bramhall and John Firth fared better as they beat the second couple on a tie break after sets of 4-6, 6-3. Mick Mason and Cliff Andrews lost to the thirds by 1-6, 1-6. Stocksbridge 2-1 up after round 1.
In the second round Glyn and Danny lost to the third pair by 4-6, 2-6, Dave and John lost to the firsts on a tie break after sets of 6-4, 1-6 and Mick and Cliff lost on a tie break after sets of 0-6, 6-3. The team were 5-1 down after the second round. In the third round Glyn and Danny beat the seconds by 7-5, 6-4, Dave and John lost to the thirds on a tie break after sets of 6-2, 3-6. Mick and Cliff lost to the firsts by 2-6, 1-6.
Final match score: Rubbers 2-7, Sets 6-12, Games 64-96