U18’s Keep Unbeaten Shires Record v Staffs

On Sunday 4th February the U18’s hosted Staffordshire at home in Babington, hoping to keep their unblemished Shires League record for this season….

The Team

Martin Beynon, Harry Clare, Tom Cowperthwaite, Luke Hoult

Eve Dale, Ella Haines, Hritika Modi, Izzy Pike

Getting off to the best kind of start, the mixed pairs of Martin & Eve, Harry & Ella, Tom & Hritika and Izzy & newbie Luke cleaned up the mixed doubles in short order and without dropping a set. Moving onto the singles, the team consolidated their position by winning 3 out of 4 singles – both boys and girls.

By now in a 10-2 lead and with the match win almost a formality, the team went all out to try to win as many level double games as possible in order to strengthen their overall place on the U18 League table. All 4 pairs – Tom & Harry, Martin & Luke, Eve & Hritika and Ella & Izzy – reeled off the final 8 games in a row for a final scoreline of:-

Leicestershire 18   Staffordshire 2

Well done to all the players!

U18 Shires Team