The Under 9’s County Cup team travelled to Kings Park, Northamptonshire to play against Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, captained by Chris Martin.
After many close battles, Notts came a very creditable second place. Well done everyone!
Pictured with Captain, Chris Martin
BOYS (l to r): Kade Straker-Meads, Daniel Connelly, Rhys Biro-Moore, Haydn Oakes
GIRLS (l to r) : Daisy Banks, Emily Trease, Leah Hannaford, Millie Wileman
See below the captain's report:-
The venue for 2013’s Under 9’s county cup was Northampton’s Kings Park. All 8 players were eager and ready and we got on the practice courts early to get in the zone. After a quick captains’ meeting and a chat with all the players we were scheduled to play a strong looking Northamptonshire in our first match. The boys were on first and fought hard to gain a 3-0 advantage with wins from Rhys, Dan and Kade. Unfortunately from then on Northamptonshire took a hold on the match winning the next 6 rubbers winning the tie 6-3. Never the less it was an excellent display from all the team.
Next up were Leicestershire who had just beaten Lincolnshire. This match was close all the way through and after the singles it was 4-2 to Notts with Rhys winning for the boys and Emily, Millie and Daisy winning for the girls. With some excellent work in the doubles we won the tie 6-3.
Our last match saw us up against Lincolnshire. Rhys yet again won his singles match, as did Dan and Haydn. Daisy also won her singles but the tight losses for Leah and Millie scored the tie at 4-2. After some great doubles Notts finished the match winning 6-3 leaving Notts in a very respectable 2nd place behind Northamptonshire.
A great performance from all the team with each player showing a great attitude throughout. It was a real pleasure to captain such a great team that supported each other for the whole day.