Inter Counties Masters

Men’s Over 35 – Premier Division

Captain: Marcus Hayes / Pete Knowles

Warwickshire hosted the O35 Inter- County Premiere league at Edgbaston Priory last weekend after an impressive season last year losing in the National semi-finals to winner Durham & Cleveland. The pool was very competitive with Durham & Cleveland, Oxfordshire and Norfolk in a very strong grouping.

Our first match was against last years winners D&C and will Oxfordshire favourites was likely to decide who finished in the top 2. Our team consisted of Sam Miller, Marcus Hayes, Neil and Nick Stauton and Nigel Stephens. After a 3 hour plus marathon match we narrowly lost out by 3-2 matches to two, with all matches lasting at least 45 minutes and all either 3/2 or 3/1.

Unfortunately, this took the wind out of both teams sails we lost against Norfolk in a tight 4-1 result. Oxfordshire withdrew from our match on Sunday giving us full points.

Final Results: Durham and Cleveland – 41 points, Norfolk – 40 points, Warwickshire – 40 points, Oxfordshire – 19 points (Full results can be found here)