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Inter Counties Finals Serve Up Thrillers

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May 052014
 

There some thrilling matches on the first day of the Inter County Premier Finals at Wimbledon Racquets Club yesterday, with Essex’s 3-2 win over reigning champions Surrey in front of their home fans probably the pick of the bunch. Read more

 

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Intercounty Finals Sunday 23 March 2014

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Mar 252014
 

Intercounty Finals Sunday 23 March 2014.

Stourbridge Lawn Tennis & Squash Club.

D & C M45

 

 

 

Mens O45 Final

Cheshire v Durham & Cleveland

It was brother against brother in the Mens O45 Final as Tim and John Clark found themselves on opposing sides in what promised to be an intriguing final. Cheshire got the better of the opening matches as Paul Kettle came from a game back to win his match 3-1. The Peter Astbury and Tim Clark match was a dogged affair in which both players battled for their space during 65m of gladiatorial squash, it was the Cheshire man who was able to assert himself the better and take a hard fought 3-1 win and put the county 2-0 up. Peter Lonsdale quickly fired back for Durham & Cleveland with a 22m win over Stuart Fisher it was clear there was still a lot left in this final. Andrew Cross left things evenly poised by winning his match up against John Clark meaning it would all come down to the final match between the second strings Karl Hardy and Yawar Abbas. Durham & Cleveland were able to complete their come from behind win and sealed the victory 3-2 in matches when Yawar won 3-0 in just over 40m.

Durham & Cleveland win the Mens O45 Inter County Championships 2013/14.

 

John Clark v *Andrew Cross*. 1-3. 4/9, 9/5, 5/9, 7/9. (62m)

Karl Hardy v *Yawar Abbas*. 0-3. 4/9, 4/9, 7/9. (41m)

*Peter Astbury* v Tim Clark. 3-1. 3/9, 9/6, 9/6, 10/8. (65m)

Stuart Fisher v *Peter Lonsdale*. 0-3. 2/9, 2/9, 2/9. (22m)

*Paul Kettle* v Neil Harrison. 3-1. 6/9, 9/6, 9/5, 9/5. (44m)

Middx M55

 

 

 

Mens O55 Final

Middlesex v Northumbria

Northumbria, appearing in their first final found themselves after only 36m 2-0 down to Middlesex after when both of the final’s opening matches of Stuart Hardy verses Andrew Wilkinson and Paul Harris versus Colin McNestrie finished 3-1 in Middlesex favour lasting this same amount of time.  John Evans pulled a tie back for Northumbria with his impressive win against Mark Cowley, but the Middlesex machine marched on to take the title of Inter-County Champions and the trophy for what is the fourth year in succession with Dunleep Adhihetty and Jack Shtien providing the final two victories for the all conquering  side.

 

Mark Cowley v *John Evans*. 0-3. 8/10, 4/9, 0/9. (39m)

*Dunleep Adhihetty* v Ron Freeman. 3-0. 9/2, 9/5, 10/8. (33m)

*Stuart Hardy* v Andrew Wilkinson. 3-1. 2/9, 9/0, 9/6, 9/5. (36m)

*Jack Shtien* v John Thompson. 3-1. 9/3, 7/9, 9/2, 9/5. (34m)

*Paul Harris* v Colin McNestrie. 3-1. 5/9, 9/3, 9/6, 9/0. (35m)

 

Lancashire W40

 

 

 

Womens O40 Final

Nottinghamshire v Lancashire

The ladies of Lancashire were looking to emulate the success of newly minted World Champion and fellow Lancastrian Laura Massaro after her fantastic win in Malaysia when they took on Nottinghamshire in the Ladies O40 final. Liz Edge twice came from behind in her match against Toni Marsland to edge out the opening tie 3-2 in 35m. Debbie Catlow further complimented the great start by the North West ladies by beating Sue Pynegar 3-1 in 35m, cementing a 2-0 lead. Nottinghamshire fought back with Alison Goy beating Shelly Walsh in a titanic 3-2 36m struggle and then it was all level when Izzy Tyrell won her match Kay Fallows in another hard fought and very close match finishing 3-1 in 45m. It was all going to go down to the final match between Rachel Pullan of Nottinghamshire and Amanda Warren of Lancashire. Both ladies gave it their absolute all in a terrific game of squash in front of a packed gallery. There was so little separating the players however Lancashire’s Amanda Warren simply would not be denied and scraped a straight 3-0 by the narrowest 10/8, 10/9, 10/9 score giving Lancashire women even more to be proud of as they take the title of Womens O40 Inter County Champions, a honour they have not held since 1971.

 

Nottinghamshire v Lancashire.

Rachel Pullan v *Amanda Warren*. 0-3. 8/10, 9/10, 9/10. (33m)

Izzy Tyrell v *Kay Fellows*. 1-3. 9/10, 9/5, 9/3, 10/9. (45m)

*Alison Goy* v Shelly Walsh. 3-2. 7/9, 9/0, 9/0, 6/9, 9/5. (36m)

Sue Pynegar v *Debbie Catlow*. 9/5, 2/9, 2/9, 8/10. (35m)

Toni Marsland v *Liz Edge*. 2-3. 9/3, 3/9, 9/1, 2/9, 4/9. (35m)

 

 

 

It was an early start for those teams vying for 3rd place with the games getting underway at 10am.

 

Mens O45 playoff

Surrey v Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire sealed 3rd place with a 4-1 victory over the Surrey men. Marvin Rust endured for 56m in his 3-1 win against Adam Craig. Andy Normile was able to salvage a tie for Surrey when he won 3-0 in his match against Andrew Elford in 19m.

 

Marc Aldridge v *Eamonn Price*. 0-3. 4/9. 8/10. 1/9. (31m)

*Andy Normile* v Andrew Eilford. 3-0. 9/0. 9/2. 9/4. (19m)

Nigel Stiles v *Las Fernando*. 0-3. 2/9. 2/9. 6/9. (22m)

Adam Craig v *Marvin Rust*. 1-3. 3/9, 6/9, 9/4, 7/9. (56m)

Mike Stewart v *Gary Raw*. 0-3. 7/9, 9/10, 2/9. (33m)

 

 

Mens O55 playoff

Surrey v Northamptonshire

The Surrey O55 men may have felt a little better after yesterday’s disappointment when they swept the Northamptonshire team 5-0 to take 3rd place in their playoff tie. Northamptonshire didn’t give up which was evidenced by it taking 55m before Steve Jackson overcame Ian Holme in their 5 game match.

 

*Steve Jackson* v Ian Holmes. 3-2. 9/6, 3/9, 9/4, 8/10, 9/0. (55m)

*Andy Wilde* v Simon Evenden. 3-0. 9/6, 9/2, 9/1. (28m)

*Peter Gulver* v Kevin Hedges. 3-0. 9/1, 9/3, 9/0. (29m)

*Paul Elkins* v Nigel Taylor. 3-1. 9/7, 9/3, 7/9, 9/4. (35m)

*Allan Davison* v Stewart Williams. 3-1. 5/9, 9/6, 9/0, 9/4. (22m)

 

 

 

Womens O40 playoff

It would be 3rd place again for Surrey as this time the Surrey women ran out winners in their tie 4-1 over Kent. Number 1 strings Isabelle Tweedle and Lucy Murphy fought out a close 3-2 match of high quality squash, the Surrey captain sealing the win 9/2 in the fifth in just over 39m.

 

Surrey v Kent.

*Isabelle Tweedle* v Lucy Murphy. 3-2. 9/3, 4/9, 3/9, 9/4, 9/2. (39m)

Sue Gotham v *Candy Wilton*. 0-3. 6/9, 0-9, 2-9. (18m)

*Sandra Dunn* v Karen Hume. 3-0. 9/6, 9/6, 9/6. (29m)

*Claire Baker* v Sue Giles. 3-0. 9/7, 9/1, 9/1. (21m)

*Tammy Bennett* v Becy Czuczman. 3-1. 10/9, 9/4, 3/9, 9/4. (26m)

Lancashire win the Womens O40 Inter County Championships 2013/14

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Mar 232014
 

Womens O40 Final

Nottinghamshire v Lancashire The ladies of Lancashire were looking to emulate the success of newly minted World Champion and fellow Lancastrian Laura Massaro after her fantastic win in Malaysia as they took on Nottinghamshire in the Ladies O40 final. Liz Edge twice came from behind in her match against Toni Marsland to edge out the opening tie 3-2 in 35m. Debbie Catlow further complimented the great start by the North West ladies by beating Sue Pynegar 3-1 in 35m, cementing a 2-0 lead. Nottinghamshire fought back with Alison Goy beating Shelly Walsh in a titanic 3-2 36m struggle and then it was all level when Izzy Tyrell won her match Kay Fallows in another hard fought and very close match finishing 3-1 in 45m. It was all going to go down to the final match between Rachel Pullan of Nottinghamshire and Amanda Warren of Lancashire. Both ladies gave it their absolute all in a terrific game of squash in front of a packed gallery. There was so little separating the players however Lancashire’s Amanda Warren simply would not be denied and scraped a straight 3-0 by the narrowest 10/8, 10/9, 10/9 score giving Lancashire women even more to be proud of as they take the title of Womens O40 Inter County Champions, a honour they have not held since 1971.

Lancashire win the Womens O40 Inter County Championships 2013/14

Nottinghamshire v Lancashire.

Rachel Pullan v Amanda Warren. 0-3. 8/10, 9/10, 9/10. (33m) Izzy Tyrell v Kay Fellows. 1-3. 9/10, 9/5, 9/3, 10/9. (45m) Alison Goy v Shelly Walsh. 3-2. 7/9, 9/0, 9/0, 6/9, 9/5. (36m) Sue Pynegar v Debbie Catlow. 9/5, 2/9, 2/9, 8/10. (35m) Toni Marsland v Liz Edge. 2-3. 9/3, 3/9, 9/1, 2/9, 4/9. (35m)

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Inter County Finals 22-23 March

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Mar 212014
 

Inter County Finals – Men over 45 & 55 and Women over 40,  22-23 March  2014.         

Stourbridge Tennis and Squash Club

 

It is time for the last Masters Inter County Finals weekend  of the season.  This weekend, Stourbridge Lawn Tennis and Squash club,  which has been supported with a refurbishment project by England Squash and  Racketball hosts the Men’s Over 45, Over 55 and Women’s Over 40  Finals

 

Men Over 45

Holders Lancashire narrowly missed qualifying for the  finals the finals this season, so there will be a new name on the trophy. Surrey 12 times winners of the title and Cheshire play in the first  semi-final. Surrey could be led by Marc Aldridge, and amongst their ranks will  be the mercurial Nigel Stiles who won the British Junior Open at Under 16 level  in 1981 and Nationals Over 50 stalwart Dermot Hurford. Cheshire captained by  Scottish International Robbie Blair are without the injured Robert Forde so will  be led by a former Junior International and World Masters runner up Jonathan  Clarke. The second semi-final of the day between Durham & Cleveland and  Hertfordshire could be really tight. Hertfordshire, winners in 2004 are led by  the current World and National Over 50 champion Eamonn Price – and his encounter  with Over 45 National Champion Andrew Cross could be the match of the weekend.  Las Fernando will take on former National Champion and Durham lynchpin Yawar  Abbas. At second string

 

Men Over 55

Champions Middlesex must be favourites to take the title this  time around. Captained by Stuart Hardy, their team is full of England  Internationals, Mark Cowley, Duleep Adhihetty to name a few.  However they  have to get past a stiff hurdle in the first semi as they take on neighbours  Surrey, who also brim with international experience with the likes of Dave  Clarke, Steve Jackson and the evergreen Andy Wilde.   Northamptonshire  and Northumbria play in the 2nd second semi. Northamptonshire will be  captained by Simon Evenden and have the experienced Ian Holmes in their ranks.  Northumbria by John Thompson, with Jon Evans at 1st string.

 

Women Over 40

As in the recent Over 50 finals the holders Yorkshire narrowly missed out, opening the door for Lancashire who play Kent in the  second semi-final of the day.  Lancashire look strong at the top of the  order with Jeannine Cowie and Amanda Warren, semi-finalist in this category at  the recent national championships. Kent, winners of the recent Over 50 Finals  will be without their talismanic captain National Over 50 and World Champion  Mandy Akin, but are likely to have Lucy Murphy at number 1 aided by the gritty  and experienced International Karen Hume. Surrey, runners up in the Over 50  final take on Nottinghamshire and will be led by Isabelle Tweedle quarter  finalist in the, with semi- finalist Shayne Baillie at no 2.   Nottinghamshire are led by National Over 40 runner up Rachel Pullen with  Isabelle Tyrell at no 2. Tyrell lost to Baillie in the quarter finals of the  Nationals, so the Nottinghamshire player will look to gain her  revenge

Admission to watch these keenly contested and entertaining  finals is free.

 

Saturday 22 March

Men Over 45

Semi Final A         Cheshire v  Surrey                                              12.00

Semi Final B        Durham & Cleveland v Hertfordshire         15.45

 

Men Over 55

Semi Final A        Surrey  v  Middlesex                                           12.00

Semi Final B         Northumbria v Northamptonshire              15.45

 

Women Over 40

Semi Final A         Nottinghamshire v  Surrey                               12.00

Semi Final B        Kent v  Lancashire                                              15.45

 

Sunday 23rd March

All Categories

Play  offs                              10.00

Finals                                  13.00

 

STOURBRIDGE LAWN TENNIS AND SQUASH CLUB, SUGAR LOAF LANE,  STOURBRIDGE, DY7 6PS

Contact:01384 393613                

www.stourbridge-tennis-squash.co.uk

 

Inter County Finals – Men Over 35 and Women Over 50

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Feb 272014
 

INTER COUNTY FINALS – MEN OVER 35 AND WOMEN OVER 50

1-2 March 2014.          EDGBASTON PRIORY CLUB

 

 

This weekend it is time for the Men’s Over 35 and Women’s Over 50 Inter County Finals which are being staged at the palatialEdgbaston Priory Club in Warwickshire.

 

Men Over 35

The reigning Champions Oxfordshire failed to make the finals this season, soHampshire, Norfolk, Surrey and Sussex will all fancy their chances to come away with the top prize.  Surrey and Sussex play each other in the first semi-final and Sussex will hope for a repeat of one of last weekends’ racketball semi’s when they overcame their neighbours 4-1. They are again led by Tim Vailat no. 1 and have ex professional and squash promoter Tim Garner at 2nd string. Surrey should be able to call on the services of Neil Frankland and the mercurialMarc Aldridge. The second semi-final of the day sees new boys to the finalsHampshire captained by Stuart Summers and with Matt Holland at 1st string take on 2010 winners Norfolk who will call on the experience ofJamie Goodrich and Ian Cox.

 

Women Over 50

The holders Yorkshire narrowly missed reaching these 6 team round robin finals by a solitary point, so runners up last timeSurrey led by Tammy Bennett will hope to go one further this season.  They will face tough competition from old foes and experienced campaignersKent, who should be led by the multi titled Mandy Akin, Avon byHelen Gould and South East Wales by Sian Johnson. Newcomers to the finalsHertfordshire and Lancashire will be looking to cause an upset. Lancashire may well be the dark horses with Shelly Walsh at 1 and the new acting CEO of England Squash & RacketballSusan Meadows at 3. Hertfordshire will be missing their captain Isobel Smith but will be ably led by Maureen Morrison.

 

Admission to watch these keenly contested and entertaining finals is free.

 

Saturday 1st March

Men Over 35

Semi Final A        Sussex v Surrey                  13.00

Semi Final B        Norfolk v Hampshire        16.30

 

Women Over 50

Group A:                                           Group B:

1.      Surrey                                  1.   South East Wales

2.      Lancashire                          2.   Kent

3.      Avon                                    3.   Hertfordshire

 

Both Groups       

Round 1               1 v 2       14.00

Round 2               2 v 3       17.00

 

Sunday 2nd March

Men Over 35

Play offs                             10.00

Final                                     12.30

 

Women Over 50

Both Groups       

Round 3               1 v 3       10.30

Play offs and Final            12.30

 

EDGBASTON PRIORY CLUB, SIR HARRY’S ROAD, EDGBASTON, B15 2UZ

0121 440 2492     reception@edgbastonpriory.com

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