Designation of card from dummy
I am unsure whether this is a matter of Law, Ethics or simple bad sportsmanship.
Last night at Club, on one board I was Dummy and my partner playing the cards, played two top cards from Diamonds having already drawn trumps (Clubs) with one left on the table.
She then indicated by pointing directly at the Diamonds but said, 'Run the Clubs'. One defender insisted on the Club being played with the result my partner made 12 tricks when 13 were available - the result every other pair in the room made (although in different contracts).
My view was that the comment 'Run the Cubs' could hardly mean play the club when there was only one on the table and she was clearly indicating the Diamond sequence in the Dummy.
However, we complied and an appeal to an alternative TD (the TD for the night was one of the opponents, but not the one who insisted on the Club being played).
This left a very nasty taste. This was an ordinary Club night, no special competition or Trophy at stake. At the very least I regarded Defender's behaviour as ungracious, unnecessary and a clear example of why casual players are alienated from joining in Club play.
An authoritative comment would be very much appreciated.