Junior Inter County Finals

January saw the junior inter county finals with the main finals held in Nottingham and some of the plate events in Warwickshire at Freedom Fitness Warwick. Six of out teams had made it through to the finals with the Boys U15 B team in the plate finals.

Girls U11 – Team: Lucy Mayers, Ameerah Ismail and Sophie Townsend

The girls lost out to eventual winners Hampshire 0-3 in a tought first round draw. They then won 3-0 against Sussex and Essex to finish 5th.

L to R: Lucy Mayers, Sophie Townsend, Ameerah Ismail and Nadiya Ismail

Boys U11 – Team: Ali Khalil, Samuel Cross, Connor Walton and Henry Surridge

A narrow 2-1 defeat against Yorkshire in the first round, followed by a 3-0 win against Kent left the boys playing for 5th and 6th. Northumbria edged them out 2-1 in the last match.

L to R: Henry Surridge, Ali Khalil, Connor Walton and Samuel Cross

Boys U13 – Team: James Lee, Charles Hill, Harry Mander, Ryan Bennett and Vinayak Chikermane

The boys all stepped up in the absence of Ismail Khalil. Hampshire were beaten 5-0 in the first match before coming up against a very strong Kent Side who were too strong. A 1-4 loss to Yorkshire leaving the boys in a creditable 4th place.

Girls U15 – Team: Meha Shah, Mariam Eissa, Isobel Beynon-Cobb, Trinity Roberton, Madeleine Willers, Erin Friend and Katie Brown

The girls kicked off with 4-1 win against Essex, then losing out 1-4 to Yorkshire in the semi-finals. South East Wales were then beaten 4-1 for the girls to finish 3rd.

L to R: Erin Friend, Katie Brown, Mariam Eissa, Meha Shah, Madeleine Willers and Trinity Roberton

Boys U15 A – Team: Jared Evans, Harry Green, Joel Cleaver, Rohan Sahota, Daniel Chilvers and Harry Stephens

The A team lost out to Yorkshire 1-4 and Middlesex 2-3 in their first two matches. They got a good win over Lincolshire (4-1) to finish 7th.

L to R: Dan Chilvers, Rohan Sahota, Harry Green, Joel Cleaver and Jared Evans

Boys U15 B – Team: Daniel Parker, Harry Stephens, David Menzies, Ojas Mishra and Harry Stevens

The B team were in the plate finals and recorded wins over South East Wales (3-2) and Leicestershire (5-0). Devon just had too much for them, resulting in a 2nd place plate finish.

L to R: Ojas Mishra, David Menzies, Dan Parker, Harry Stephens and Harry Stevens

Boys U17 – Team: Syed Hasnain, Tom Watkins, Luke Friend, Jack Pegler and Jack Stevens

This was another team missing an important player, but everyone put in a great effort. Yorkshire were too good in round 1 (0-5) as were Essex (0-5) depsite some close matches in each tie. A much tighter final game against Cheshire and a 3-2 win to finish 7th.

L to R: Syed Hasnain, Jack Stevens, Jack Pegler, Luke Friend and Tom Watkins