Fixture: Oswestry Mixed 2 v Mosaic 4
Result: Drew 2-2
The Mixed second team completed their season with a home tie against Team Mosaic’s fourth team knowing that a 4-0 win would keep them in contention to finish in one of the top two places which get promotion, a draw would see them as the one team that would retain their place in Group 3 but anything less would see them relegated.
The team, captained by Gary Edwards, playing with Speth Cumpston, faced the Mosaic 1st pairing and successfully defeated them by 6-2, 6-4.
Brett Hollywell and Clare Parsons-Hann were less successful against the Mosaic 2nd pairing, losing 3-6, 2-6.
In the reverse rubbers Gary & Speth also found themselves outplayed by the Mosaic 2nd pairing, losing by 2-6, 2-6 leaving the fourth rubber game between Brett & Clare and the Mosaic 1st pair crucial to Oswestry’s fate, knowing that they needed to win to avoid relegation. They took the pressure and won 6-4, 6-4.
So the Oswestry team finished the season in a creditable 3rd position in Group 3 of the 13 Shropshire League groups.