Buckinghamshire Mixed Knock Out Senior and Intermediate Cups 2014
Entries to the Intermediate competition this year were encouraging enabling the initial rounds to be played in four round robin boxes with the winners progressing to semi finals and the knock out stages.
The senior competition yet again failed to attract a significant entry and two teams sadly in the same division failed to play any matches in what could have been a highly competitive draw.
Overall a number of matches were closely contested providing some competitive tennis over the summer and hopefully more clubs will wish to be involved next season.
The Finals were held on 5 October at The Stoke Park Club and we are very grateful to the club for providing the courts and generous hospitality after the event which was well supported by spectators on yet another glorious sunny autumn afternoon in a spectacular setting. Both competitions provided entertaining and competitive tennis; an appropriate finale to the competition.
The Intermediate competition was keenly contested with Chesham Bois (Viv Windsor, Paul Vicary, Jenny Coady and Roy Coffer) defeating Iver Heath (Emma Cottrell, Mark Watson, Carly Hall, Steve Hall). Congratulations to Chesham Bois making a welcome return to the competition after a few years.
The Senior competition was won by Halton (Celia Cornforth, Alan Bevan, Helen Adams, Ed Taylor) who defeated Great Missenden (Nicki and Alex Hartley, Lottie Hayood-Cook, James Harley). The Great Missenden team despite a very spirited attempt were unable to defeat a strong Halton team who deservedly won the event for the twelfth consecutive year. A fantastic record and evidence of the club’s continued commitment to the competition.
This competition requires two pairs and fixture dates are deliberately flexible and hopefully not too demanding for clubs with a heavy fixture list. I would like to thank team captains and fixture secretaries who efficiently organised matches and submitted legible results so promptly. Hopefully 2015 will see more clubs taking part particularly in the Senior Cup.