The match report for the under 16s match on 28th Jan 2019 is now available to view here:
The match report for the under 16s match on 20th Jan 2019 is now available to view here:
The annual U16 County Championships were held at Babington Community College on Sunday 28th January where the winners and runners up were:-
BS Winner – Luke Hoult
BS R/Up – Tom Paterson-Watts
GS Winner – Jess Allen
GS R/Up – Tamsin Betts
BD Winner – Luke Hoult and Rowan Clark
BD R/Up – Owen King and Louie Stevenson
GD Winner – Jess Allen and Tamsin Betts
GD R/Up – Sophie Watson and Carly Stevenson
XD Winner – Luke Hoult and Grace Sherwin
XD R/Up – Tom Paterson-Watts and Tamsin Betts
Jess & Tamsin
Rowan & Luke
Luke & Grace
Well done to all the players and special congratulations go to Jess Allen winning the singles and doubles and to Luke Hoult for a clean sweep in all 3 events!
It was another good win for the Under 16yrs Team this weekend in their Shires League fixture against Yorkshire 2
There were a few close games , but the Leicestershire players put all those training practices to good use and showed their experience winning the match 20-0.
Well done to all the players and it was nice to see Danny back from injury!
Tilly Dale, Sophie Watson, Jess Allen, Tamsin Betts and Grace Sherwin.
Rowan Clark, Luke Hoult, Tom Paterson -Watts, Owen King and Danny Beynon
Saturday 27th May saw most of the Team Leics U16’s travel to take part in the annual Warwickshire Rising Stars competition – one of the season highlights!
With the mixed doubles event seeing a straight knockout format in a large and challenging field, only Sameer Chenia & Sophie Watson managed to progress to the quarter-finals.
The singles competition was split into an A and B event. Jess Rodgers played well to win her group and make the semi-finals of the B group before losing to eventual winner Mollie Bailey for her second singles bronze medal in 2 weeks.
In the level doubles, both boys pairs of Harry Clare & Sameer Chenia and Rowan Clark & Luke Hoult won 2 of their 3 group games with Harry & Sameer being particularly unlucky to lose their 3rd 15-11 in the 3rd against the eventual silver medallists.
In the girls event, both Leicestershire pairs of Izzy Pike & Jess Rodgers and Jess Allen & Tamsin Betts won all their group games to go through to the semi finals. Jess & Tamsin facing the top seeds Warwickshire’s Milly Evans & Caitlin Harper did well to take the first game 15-10 but were unable to hold off a very strong pair who took the next two for the win. Izzy & Jess meanwhile took on the #2 seeds Melissa Lin & Mollie Bailey. Once again the Leicestershire girls took the first end 15-9 but were unable to hold onto their early lead against the experience of the Cornwall girls. A pair of bronze medals and an excellent performance from the Leicestershire girls which saw them take 2 of the top 4 places in a very competitive tournament.
Bank Holiday weekend saw Leicestershire girls Sophie Watson and Carly Stevenson decide to have some fun in the sun at the seaside at the Bournemouth U14 & U16 Open events held on consecutive days over the weekend.
With the U14 event first on the Saturday, both girls played well with Carly losing to Sophia McCullough in the group after winning her first game. Top seed Sophie also lost to McCullough in a tough semi-final 15-13 15-14 to win the bronze medal.
Back on the Sunday with a new partner, Warwickshire’s Khushi Naik and seeded 3/4, Sophie faced another tough semi-final against U13 England pair McCullough & Chloe Dennis, this time coming out the winner with a 17-15 3rd end going to the Leics/Warwks girls. The final was a much more comfortable win for Sophie & Khushi, beating the Hampshire pair of Darlington & Chapman 15-8 15-11 to win gold in only their second outing as a pair together.