We lost our third round Gold Cup match to the Ray team by 18 imps yesterday. We lost 30 imps in the first set and would then pull imps back in the even sets and lose some more in the odd ones.
I made two errors in the fourth set, missing a slam and not finding the defence to beat a game: they did not cost imps directly but definitely missed opportunities. Our opponents bid a really bad slam in the second set that came home, but since they bid more bad slams that did not make we did gain in this area.
But overall we just did not play well enough as a team, disappointingly as it was a match we should have won.
Anne and Sheila are off to the Lady Milne in a couple of weeks, then we'll have the Silver Plate final just before they jet off to Dublin for the Europeans. Next up for Alex and I is the EBU Spring Foursomes in Stratford-upon-Avon.