Nottinghamshire County 70's Men 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Nottinghamshire County 70’s Men 2018

Division 1B


(Nottinghamshire County teams are sponsored by Brenntag)


Match No.1

Against:  Cornwall

Venue:  West Bridgford Tennis Club

Date: Wed 04/07/2018 

Result:  6-4 Win

Team: Nick Shelvey – Ashley Looker

Rex Burrows - David Hilton – Les Hurst


This match was arranged to accommodate Cornwall’s travel plans resulting in two matches for Notts. during the week.

Both Rex Burrows and Ashley Looker won their singles matches, Ashley in a final set tie-break and Les Hurst and Nick Shelvey won their second doubles in a close match.



Match No.2

Against:  Buckinghamshire

Venue:  West Bridgford Tennis Club

Date: Fri 06/07/2018 

Result: Lost 4-6

Team: Nick Shelvey – Ashley Looker

Rex Burrows– Bill Sissons – David Hilton


After the first round, Notts. were 2-1 down but Ashley and Rex managed a win against their doubles pair.




Match No.3

Against: Warwickshire

Venue:  Edgbaston

Date: Thu 26/07/2018

Result: Lost 0-10

Team: Team: Nick Shelvey – Ashley Looker

 Rex Burrows– Bill Sissons - David Hilton


A strong Warwickshire team won in a competitive match.




Match No.4

Against:  Middlesex

Venue:  Queen’s Club - London

Date: Thu 02/08/2018 

Result: Lost 0-10

Team: Nick Shelvey – Ashley Looker

Rex Burrows - Bill Sissons


An even stronger Middlesex team beat Notts. comfortably. The only enjoyable part of the day was the “cream tea on the veranda”!




Match No.5

Against:  Bedfordshire

Venue:  Ampthill

Date: Tues 07/08/2018

Result: Lost 0-10

Team: Nick Shelvey – Les Hurst

Rex Burrows – Bill Sissons


This match was played in extremely difficult conditions of over 30 degrees heat.

Notts. were beaten by a better team in a highly competitive match.



My thanks go to all of the “Men’s 70 squad” who all gave their uttermost efforts over the five matches .

Special mention should go to Bill Sissons who, returning from injury, put every ounce of energy and resolve into his game, and to Les Hurst who cheerfully threw himself into his matches, even volunteering to play singles!


As we were playing this season in the first division I anticipated a difficult run of matches and of course the re-emergence of singles at this level presented further pressure on our squad. However, we were beaten by better players in very sporting matches, we all enjoyed our tennis and may have even learnt from our experience! 


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Nick Shelvey (Captain)




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