Oxshott Panthers 1st Challenge took place on Saturday 12 September with a friendly inter-club match between the two Oxshott North Down’s League teams (namely Oxshott Hotshots & Oxshott Panthers) organised by Celia & Brian and ably assisted by Barry.

Here are the thoughts of Oxshott Panthers new Captain, Brian: 

This Doubles event was held due to Celia’s initiative and guidance on arranging for the Oxshott Hotshots vs the newly formed, Oxshott Panthers;  it was a most successful and enjoyable friendly competition.  

The Oxshott Panthers was a name adopted due to Pam’s suggestion – and seemed to meet with general approval.  This new, second team was collated with the help of Barry – specifically to prepare for the North Downs League matches which may begin in March 2021 – all being well (Covid dependent!)

Saturday was an all-day event where Oxshott Hotshots were staged as the home team in the morning and rotating over the different terrains and winning 7-2.   In the afternoon, the Oxshott Panthers rallied and put up a good resistance but lost 5-4, with excellent play from Jonathan in particular. 

We rounded the afternoon off with Pizzas and a few glasses of wine;  there was an all-round distinctly pleasant atmosphere among friends and players.  A great day enjoyed by everyone.  Roll on the next one!