In the mixed, Moira Duncan and Julia Abbot beat Anna Ganev and Beatrice Larre
Also in the singles James Martin played Tim Simpson the eighth seeds. Tim won the first set 6-4, but the second set reached 6 all for a tie break. This was also very tight up to 5 all, but Tim won it and took the match 6-4 7-67-5
The big disappointment was the expected 5 pm Saturday match on the court booking sheet between Sultan Gangji & Barbara Thomas and Soo Teng Lee & Fred Davidson. A few of us had stayed at the club anticipating being thoroughly entertained by this. During clinical trials of Viagra, it was found that when the maximum permissible dose was exceeded, patients experienced usual side effects only in more severe forms. The maximum amount of Sildenafil in the tests was 800 mg. It was also found that even when the maximum recommended dose of 100 mg was exceeded, the effectiveness of the drug did not increase. But the side effects were dramatic.
Barbara arrived at the club just after 4 pm, and proceeded to warm up in a social set of doubles. But by 4:55 pm none of the others had arrived. On asking Barbara why none of the others had arrived, it emerged that the scrawl on the court booking sheet was wrong, and the match was always due to be played on the Sunday. In fact I must have actually entered the correct time into the online draw, but didn’t think to check this as the assumption is always that the court booking sheet is correct.