Friday, 31 August 2012

RB at Edin Sports Club

Keith beat Mike Wagner 3-0 incl 15-0 in the first before Mike got into gear.
John Croan beat John Matthew 3-0 in a hard-hitting match.
Invine had a hum-dinger of a 5-gamer with David Grieve, we lost 2-3.
Mark Adderley was the opponent for Andrew Beames, we lost 0-3.
Graeme Hartop was far too lively for Christy, lost 0-3.

So ends the RB league season, ESC unbeaten so props to them. Celebrated with a nice rice 'n curry incl salad and ciabata.
The club championship RB will be on Sep 22.
Grange hosts a graded RB tourney on Oct 13, sponsored by Take It Away Spud.
    Thanks to all our opposition teams, all the players and subs and David Grieve for his organising and cooking skills.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Dates for your Diary

                            When                                Where                                                    
Rounders              Fri Aug 24 6:45pm      The far corner of the ground (to avoid broken windows ;-)

Abercorn Open                  Sep 21-23        Abercorn Squash Club Info & Entry Form here

Grange Open Racketball   Sat, Oct 13      Squash courts 1-3

Grange Open                     Sat/Sun Nov 24/25    

See our calendar for these & all other events coming up at the club in the season ahead.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Racketball home v The Dean Club (Tue, Aug 21)

Ali Ross played Ron Todd losing out 9-15 9-15 7-15
Nick Lyth lost out to Michael Clarkson 7-15 15-17 12-15.
Jordan Fleming beat ex-Grange man Ian Walford 15-11 15-11 4-15 15-13 (Good show from Jordan who recovered from a frustrated spell where Ian hit a few of back-wall nicks and went back to working his opponent out of position in the 4th gamer)
David Grieve lost 0-3 to Richard Maspero who was flying around the court.
Christy Looby lost to Matthew Hunter 15-12 13-15 10-15 8-15 (Matthew had the better movement and shots after the first game when Christy had nothing much to offer apart from the odd lucky serve)

Match of the night was Mike Gore against Ross Anderson: after the best part of an hour on court, 15-8 11-15 15-7 11-15... Mike took the fifth 17-15.

Chef David served up a very tasty pasta bolognaise. The last match of the season is on Wed Aug 29 with a visit to ESC and their high standard of catering ;-)

Monday, 13 August 2012

Waverley v Grange Racketball 8/8/2012

On a pleasant evening in Newington Waverley hosted this week's match on some of the warmest courts known to man. First into the sweat box were Paul Dale and Nick Lyth taking on Carole and Brian respectively. Two tight matches followed but unfortunately for Waverley, Carole's racketball skills didn't match her catering skills and Brian couldn't take advantage of all the lets Nick was offering so after some considerable extended battles the Grange were two up, 1-3 and 2-3.

Next up was John Matthew in the battle of the John's. After asking Grieve and Beames for some coaching for his game, John quickly ignored everything he had been told and went about thrashing the ball as hard as he could in his usual fashion. Despite many attempts to lose the match, John held out for another (and his first ever) Grange victory 2-3.

Andrew (Beames) was next up against Domenic who for some inexplicable reason had arrived in his pyjamas. Domenic's insider knowledge, having played several times at the Grange recently, gave him a distinct advantage and he showed his improvement by winning a game but sadly for him, not the match, 1-3.

I was on next against Bruce and a masterful display saw another Grange victory. Truth be told I was delighted to scrape out of this with a very close 0-3 score line as I may have died if I'd had to play a 4th.

Last up was the Mike (Gorzer) v Mike rematch. After a sparky affair in the previous encounter a large crowd assembled on the balcony waiting for the fireworks to start. It was however all remarkably polite with the first defeat of the evening for the Grange after a hard fought match 0-3.

As usual, good food, good chat and a few beers followed in the bar and thanks are again due to Waverley for being great hosts.
David Grieve, Team Captain.