The club made a successful start to matches at St Paul’s in 2019, with a good win against Oxford University.
The side was led from the front by the, err, ‘seasoned’ pairing of Dick Warner and Andy Pringle, who used their considerable combined experience to win all four of their games. The Oxford pairings found it hard to cope with Dick’s guile and resilience down the left-hand side, while the pace and power of Andy’s right-hand shots found him plenty of winners.
The second pair was another right-/left-hand combination – Ben Hales and Guy Matthews – but with the latter carrying a slight injury, they found the going a little tougher. Nevertheless, they fought hard in their match with Oxford’s first pair, sharing the two games and finishing only two points down overall.
The pair’s close games continued in their match against the Oxford second pair and the first game went to the Executioners 15-13. However, at this point, Guy’s injury forced him to retire and Super-Sub Ibby Lee took his place. Although she and Ben couldn’t quite win the second game, they only lost 16-14 ensuring that the Executioners were comfortably the winners overall in the fixture.