Masters Inter County Finals
Warwickshire played host to the Masters Inter County Finals in June, with 5 of our teams having made it through to the last 8 in their event.
Team – Marcus Hayes, Pete Knowles, Nigel Stephens, Robbie Fortune, Mat Holt
The boys kicked off with a hard fought 3-2 win over Sussex before taking on tournament favourites Cheshire. Despite a couple of close matches, the northern side proved too strong. The team regrouped to take third place with a 3-2 scoreline against Buckinghamshire.
Team – Rachel Woolford Natalie Townsend, Helen Mayers, Jane Armstrong, Debbie Locke, Lucy Emsden, Alison Insley
Strong 4-1 wins in their matches with Essex and Avon sent the ladies through to their first ever final in this category. An extremely strong Surrey team having too much firepower in the final.
Team – Nick Staunton, Graham Stanford, Jez Bishop, Rob Mahon, Chris Port, Paul Greenwood, Andy Coney
The team just missed out on a place in the semi finals after a tense 3-2 defeat to Avon. Two wins from their remaining two games gave them a solid 5th place finish.
Team – Andy Murray, Nigel Clemett, Anthony Thornton, Liam Flood, Dave Harper, Daljit Nahil, Mark Watkins, Steve Williams
A 4-1 defeat against Hertforshire kicked things off in a match that easily could have swung the other way. The team bounced back to record a 5-0 win over Cornwall but were beaten 4-1 by Surrey in the final match to come 6th.
Team – Geoff Redfern, Bill Todd, John Heather, Richard Lowe
It was a tough weekend for the O65 team who despite some strong performances lost three out of three to leave them 8th.