On 21st January the U12 squad played both Warwickshire 1 & 2 teams in a double header at home at Babington. Despite the weather’s attempt to stop us on a very cold and snowy Sunday, our growing in confidence mini’s Leics team took on the second team first. A dominant home side quickly dispatched the mixed and singles, then doubles followed ending in a 17 – 3 win with great play from all our Leicestershire mini’s.
Following a break the Warwickshire first team arrived and quickly showed us the calibre of their number 1 squad. Despite some closely fought games we could not overcome the might of their established older squad and the final score was 15 – 5 to the visitors; however, it was noted by their team manager Tim that our very junior team was one to fear for next season as we have great depth in the girls and boys equally.
The team supported each other showing maturity beyond their years and for Lexi Edwards and Ollie Sewell the call up to the squad was justified with wins for them both, even in tough games.
Onwards for the mini’s to Cheshire on 4th Feb!
Report by Alex Sherwin, U12 Team Manager