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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.