B team lose Nerine battle

FOR a short period at a very blustery and distinctly chilly Beau Sejour last night, it seemed as if the champions might be heading for a second defeat of the season.

Players contest possession as the ball comes into the shooting circle during last night’s Specsavers Division One clash between Nerine A and B. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1286450)
Players contest possession as the ball comes into the shooting circle during last night’s Specsavers Division One clash between Nerine A and B. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1286450)

Nerine B 24; Nerine A 43

FOR a short period at a very blustery and distinctly chilly Beau Sejour last night, it seemed as if the champions might be heading for a second defeat of the season.

With Denise Bourgaize and, in particular, Jenny Jordan in blistering form in the shooting circle, the B side raced into a 10-3 lead against a clearly bemused champions.

Just under an hour later, the champions had recovered fully to win comfortably enough and the B team’s chances of challenging for the Division One title looked all but gone on the back of a second defeat of the campaign.

If nothing else, this was a night to concentrate and not only to keep the mind off the chill blowing from Herm way. What with both teams playing in the same colours, save for a different shade of bibs, mothers playing against daughters, twin against twin, and sister against sisters, you could be forgiven for losing the plot in the poor light.