Notts 70’s Men gain promotion to Div 1

Monday, September 25, 2017

Notts 70’s Men gain promotion to Div 1!

 

Match No.1

Against: Avon

Venue: West Bridgford Tennis Club

Date: Fri 05/05/2017

Result: 8-0 Win

Team: Nick Shelvey – Ashley Looker – Bill Sissons - David Hilton

 

Despite the 8-0 score line this was a hard-fought match. Shelvey and Looker beating Avon’s first pair 7-5 7-5 and both second-round doubles matches going in favour of Notts. on third set tie-breaks.

 

 

Match No.2

Against: Scotland West

Venue: West Bridgford Tennis Club

Date: Fri 19/05/2017

Result: 6-2 Win

Team: Nick Shelvey – Ashley Looker – Bill Sissons - David Hilton

 

Notts. second pair, Sissons and Hilton performed particularly well in this match by beating the Scottish first pair in a third set tie-break; this secured the match for Notts.

 

 

 

Match No.3

Against: Lancashire

Venue: Manchester

Date: Thu 15/06/2017

Result: Lost 2-6

Team: Team: Nick Shelvey – Ashley Looker - Neil Lucas – David Hilton

 

Neil Lucas stepped in for this away match against a strong Lancashire team. Shelvey and Looker managed a third set tie-break win over their second pair and Hilton and Lucas came close but lost to their first pair 3-6 6-7

 

 

Match No.4

Against: Northumberland

Venue: West Bridgford Tennis Club

Date: Fri 07/07/2017

Result: Won 8-0

Team: Nick Shelvey – Ashley Looker – Bill Sissons – David Hilton

 

A solid team performance to beat Northumberland.

 

 

Match No.5

Against: Norfolk

Venue: Norwich

Date: Wed 16/08/2017

Result: Won on games 4-4

Team: Nick Shelvey – Ashley Looker – Bill Sissons - David Hilton

 

A very enjoyable trip to Norwich which resulted in the closest match of our season. 4-4 in rubbers 38-36 in games!

The Norfolk team proved dogged, highly competitive yet extremely sporting opponents.

 

 

Captain’s Comments: -

My thanks go to the “Men’s 70 squad” who all contributed to a very satisfactory season resulting in second place and an anticipated promotion to Division 1.

Special mention should be go to Bill Sissons and David Hilton who have formed a very solid and successful partnership. Of course, my thanks also to Ashley Looker and Neil Lucas who performed so well for the team.

 

Nick Shelvey

 
 

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