As you will have seen, the Seniors were unable to capitalise on their superb start in their 64 board match against Poland. The Poles won the second set 49-6 to lead by 1 IMP at half time. England fought back to win the third quarter 46-28 and take a 17 IMP lead into the last set. Alas we couldn't hang on and lost the match by 9 IMPs. As always in these situations, there were ten or so boards where a small change in luck or bid or play would have meant a different outcome. I would like categorically to quash the rumours that the return to Suffolk of our lucky mascot and consultant dietician had anything to do with the final result.
The England Senior team is sponsored by Roger O'Shea and Pharon Independent Financial Advisers and we would like to thank them for their generous support.
So now the baton passes to the England Women's team. Well done against China and the very best of luck against Sweden and beyond.