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Tuesday, December 23, 2008


The Oratory team of Pam and Tim Tomalin, Mike Box, David Fox and Alan Wagner were treated to excellent hospitality at Leamington on the last Saturday before Xmas.
Lunch was served in the splendid Club dining room with silver and fine bone china: shepherd's pie and seasonal vegetables followed by jam roly poly and custard and washed down with fine wine. Mr "three puddings" Wagner expressed himself very satisfied with proceedings.  Some tennis was also played..........
The day began with Tim and Pam in good form and makng an excellent start however they were pipped at the post in a three game set.  David and Mike were on next and managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in a closely fought three game set which went to the final point.  It was now after 1 p.m. and we were late for lunch. Alan stormed into an impressive lead but caused mild consterrnation when his opponent turned up the pressure with a 4:1 lead;  were we ever going to eat?  The thought of those puddings obviously spurred him on and Alan brought the first half's play to a successful close.  We will not dwell on the post-lunch play as the Oratory teaml might have been better taking a well earned nap in the comfortable lounge.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Mike Box, Match Manager