Deputy Captain Neil Brenton's match tactics are very simple. Get more points than Dickie Bowen sends emails every week and a win is assured. It works out perfectly and a 3 1/2 to 2 1/2 victory provides a welcome oasis in a desert of recent losses. The victorious partnerships were John Duncombe and David Burke (1 Up), David Nicholas and Tony Turner (4 and 3), Peter Levenger and David Newman (4 and 3) with a half from John Brady and John Pegg. Regrettably, 3 1/2 is still somewhat shy of Dickie Bowen's email total so far.