Sunday, December 11, 2011
Luke Thomson wins the President's Cup (with Guy Matthews); Max Frost wins the T-Pot (with Richard Dyke); Alex Satterfield wins the Love Mug (with Hamish Buchanan), beating Clive Butler (and Dan Tristao) inn the Final.
Saturday, December 10, 2011, Bedford
A IV consisting of Mike Baxter, Rob Christie, Matt Blunden and Craig Baxter beat the Bedford School 1st IV by 110-71. A Junior IV consisting of Jai Singh, Ashley Timney, Bally Singh and John Halligan lost by 62-146 against much bigger and older boys in a friendly.
Sunday, November 27, 2011, Oundle
Rob Christie, Matt Blunden, Craig Baxter and Ashley Timney all won their Singles to give DMF a lead of 84-79. While they prospered in the Doubles as well the 2nd IV of Sam Johnson, Lawrence Taylor, Lewis Keates and John Halligan (playing only his third game of Fives) struggled and could not prevent an overall defeat of 180-190.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thomson of Loughborough University, guest member at Derby Moor Fives, beat the favorite Ed Kay from Cambridge to win the British Universities Singles title at Marlborough.
Saturday, November 19, 2011, Oundle
Lost 110-192. Max Frost & Michael Baxter, Jimmy Goodwin & Matt Blunden, Brian Kirk & Richard Christie took on a Cambridge VI comprising Tom Chase & Elliott Malone, Peter Judge & James Lane, Jacob Ader & Rob Christie (guesting for CURFC). Highlight was Matt Blunden's defeat of Jacob Ader 11-7.
Thursday, November 10, 2011, Rugby
A Junior V of Rob C, Matt Blunden, Mike Baxter, Craig Baxter and Jai Singh played out a tie, 93-93. 9 points down after the Singles, the boys came back in the Doubles to equalise the scores.
Sunday, November 6, 2011, Winchester
Jimmy Goodwin & Michael Baxter, seeded 2, duly reached the final of the National Schools Winchester Fives Championship, for which they are eligible by age. It was played on the courts of Winchester College. In the q/final they beat St. Paul's III by 15-2, 15-6; they then played their best Fives to beat the much fancied home pair (last year's National U16 Doubles champions) Winchester I by 15-13, 15-7 in the semi-final. They lost the final to the favorites, St. Paul's I, by 2-15, 5-15.
Sunday, October 23, 2011, Bristol
Richard Christie & Stuart Kirby, Clive Butler & Brian Kirk, Jimmy Goodwin and Michael Baxter, Max Frost & Jay Gravatt competed. All pairs went into the Plate after 2nd round defeats. Max & Jay won the Plate, Stuart & Richard won the 3rd place play-off against Brian & Clive.
Saturday, October 15, 2011, Blundells
Max Frost & Jay Gravatt beat Stuart Kirby & Richard Christie 10-12, 11-1, 11-6 in the final of the Plate. In the semi-final they beat Jimmy Goodwin & Michael Baxter. They become the first winners of the T.Ian Roberts Plate.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Denstone College
A team of Matt Blunden & Craig Baxter, Ashley Timney & Bradley Hudson, Jai Singh & Lawrence Taylor (all in Year 10 at DMCSC) beat the much older boys of Denstone College, who are now being coached once a week by Anthony Goodwin, by 145-127 on the Denstone courts.
They won the Doubles 97-79 and shared the Singles 48-48. Matt and Craig won all their matches comfortably; Ashley and Bradley had mixed results against bigger and stronger opponents, tho' Ashley unexpectedly won his Singles; Jai played really well in all his games, protecting Lawrence in the Doubles and winning his Singles well. Lawrence, who was a late replacement for Bally Singh, gave it his all in his first match for the Club.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
A team of Anthony Goodwin, Michael Baxter, Jimmy Goodwin and Max Frost (one schoolboy allowed) reached the final of the Owers Trophy by beating the Old Eastbournians 47-46 in the semi-final. In the final DMOB lost to the holders, the Old Paulines, 88-23.
Sunday, September 18, 2011, Halifax
Playing as the RFA, a team of Stuart Kirby, Richard Christie, Anthony Goodwin and Max Frost won 145-103. We were 34-32 up after the Singles, with victories for Max and Richard; we then won 6 of the 8 doubles to increase the lead to 42 points. The White Rose were represented by Tim Widdop, Paul Manning, Bob Sandie and Paul McIntyre.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Anthony Goodwin & Max Frost added another victory in a senior Doubles event by winning the Plate at the London Doubles, played at St. Paul's. In the final they beat Malde & Edmonds. Last season Anthony & Max won the equivalent title at the West of England Doubles. Richard Christie reached the semi-final of the Plate, playing with 'honorary DMF member' Jay Gravatt.
Sunday, July 10, 2011, Blundell's
Mike Baxter and Jimmy Goodwin reached the Plate Final at the South West Open. They lost 12-15 to Wayne Enstone & Tim Watson.
Sunday, June 19, 2011, Derby Moor
The premier Fives event in the East Midlands! Those playing: Stuart Kirby, Richard Christie, Clive Butler, Brian Kirk, Anthony Goodwin from the senior Derby Moor Fives Club; Max Frost, Jimmy Goodwin, Mike Baxter, Rob Christie, Robert Whitehorn, Matt Blunden, Craig Baxter from the junior Derby Moor Club; Jay Gravatt from Durham University; Bhaswar Baral from the OMTs; Dickie Warner from the Executioners; Tim Widdop, Colin Heptonstall, Oliver Woodhouse and Paul McIntyre from the Halifax White Rose Club. Winners were Mike Baxter & Tim Widdop, who beat Stuart Kirby & Clive Butler 15-7, 7-15, 15-10 in the final. Craig Baxter & Anthony Goodwin won the 3rd place play-off against Brian Kirk & Richard Christie. Max Frost won the Plate with Paul McIntyre.
16th April 2011, Bank of England
Richard Christie and Max Frost not available. Stuart Kirby, Clive Butler, Robert Christie and Anthony Goodwin took on the defending champions, Manchester Y Club, and lost 29-132!
10th April 2011, Horsham
Stuart Kirby played Hamish Buchanan in the semi-final of the Singles. Brian Kirk played Doubles with Bernard Atkinson.
3rd april 2011, Derby Moor
Stuart Kirby & Richard Christie, Anthony Goodwin & Brian Kirk beat an Executioners' side of Richard Dyke, Dick Warner, Richard Bridge and Guy Matthews by 15895. We won all 4 Singles and 6 of the 8 Doubles games.
2nd April 2011, Halifax
Clive Butler & Brian Kirk, Jimmy Goodwin & Mike Baxter lost 93-139 in this preliminary round of the Wood Cup Club Knock-out. Clive was the only one to win his Singles; Mike & Jimmy won one of their four Doubles games.
Friday, April 1, 2011, St. Paul's
Success at the National Schools Fives Championships at St. Paul's this week!
In the U14 Singles, both our players reached the final yesterday by beating players from Winchester, Tonbridge, Sedbergh, St. Paul's (x2) and Radley. In the final, Matt Blunden beat his partner Robert Whitehorn from Littleover Community School 8-11, 11-7, 11-9. The match lasted just over an hour and left both players exhausted! The standard was outstanding. Matt had a greater variety of shot, Robert impressive resilience.
In the afternoon's Doubles Matt & Robert beat pairs from Winchester and St. Paul's before meeting the other very strong pair in the tournament, Tonbridge I, in the semi-final. It was effectively the final. Matt & Robert lost 12-15 after a 35-minute tussle. They understandably ran out of steam.
Max Frost, a year young, reached the quarter-final of the U18 Singles, losing to the St. Paul's Nr 2 on his own courts. Max will be a significant contender again next year.
See Gallery for more photos
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Stuart, Clive and Bob have given the courts a spring clean ahead of the Wood Cup match against the Executioners.
20th March 2011, Oundle
Brian Kirk played in his first Vintage Doubles with Bernard Atkinson and had the pleasure of playing (and losing honourably to) Wayne Enstone and Tim Lewis!
Bally Singh and Sam Johnson participated. Sam lost all his 4 pool matches in Singles but benefited from the experience and definitely improved. Bally won 3, qualified for the Plate and got to the semi-final. In Doubles Sam & Bally lost to Winchester 4 in the first round and Winchester 3 in the Plate.
13th March 2011, Winchester
Stuart Kirby & Richard Christie lost to Fox & Minta in the first round. Brian Kirk & Clive Butler won their first match against Gunyon & Maltby, then lost to Tristao and Roberts.
Sunday, March 6, 2011, Rugby School
Mike Baxter & Aaron Wheatley, Robert Whitehorn & Matt Blunden travelled to Rugby for the first match against Rugby School on their new courts. We were down 44-49 after the Singles despite a heavy win for Mike at Number One, at which point Matt Blunden had to stop playing because of a massive bruise. Mike & Aaron played both Rugby pairs, coming out just 2 points ahead. DMF therefore lost the match 82-85.
Craig Baxter, Ashley Timney, Sam Johnson and Lewis Keates suffered the narrowest of defeats in a match at Derby against the Oundle U14 IV. Craig and Ashley won their Singles, at the end of which Derby had a lead of just 2 points. Oundle built a tiny lead of 1 point after the first round of Doubles which they increased by just 2 more points by the end of the match to win the match by 3 points.
23rd January 2011, Manchester
Stuart Kirby & Bria Kirk, Max Frost & Anthony Goodwin competed. Max & Anthony lost to the eventual winners Ellison & Mohammed in the first round 4-11, 7-11; then lost 12-15 in the Plate to the eventual winners Roberts & Beswick, multiple ex-National champions!
16th January 2011, Oundle
Won 115-107. Stuart Kirby, Max Frost, Richard Christie and Brian Kir, masquerading as the RFA, came out of the Singles versus Jacob Brubert, Fred Kelly, Peter Judge and Tim Hennock respectively, with a score of 51-51. Only Richard at 4 actually won but the other games were very close, especially Max's loss by 13-15 to Fred Kelly. In the Doubles we built of 6 points in the first round, which then increased to 8 by the end of the match.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Max Frost, third seed after his win in the U16 Singles last year, beat the Number Two seed from Winchester 1-11, 11-9, 11-1 in the semi-final of the Open Singles. In the final Max, who is a year young, lost to the overwhelming favorite, Luke Thomson from Christ's Hospital.
Elsewhere unseeded Rob Christie and Robert Whitehorn beat the number two seeds from St. Paul's in the quarter-final of the U16 Doubles but then lost to the eventual runners-up from Blundells. Jimmy Goodwin & Aaron Wheatley (U18) and Matt Blunden & Craig Baxter (U16) also competed.