...in partnership with John Minta. In the process Clive and John beat Richard Christie and Hamilton, Bruce Hanton & Passey, Inigo Ackland & Arnot, and in the final Ed Kay & Jay Gravatt by 15-12, 15-12. For Clive it was second time lucky: he reached the final once before, in 2006 with Ed Hawke.
Also, Stuart Kirby teamed up with Ady Lee to win the T-Pot. In the final they beat Max Frost and Bhaswar Baral, reprising the partnership which last year won them the Ingram Trophy.
...131-114. Matt Blunden, Craig Baxter, Jai Singh and Bali Singh each won their Singles to give their side a lead of 44-15. With Matt and Craig dropping out alternately to allow Ashley Timney to play in the Doubles, Radley came back to win the Doubles by a small margin. Useful experience for our youngsters in winning enough points when it matters to gain an overall victory in a team game.
Rob Christie with father Richard, Jimmy Goodwin & Mike Baxter, and Robert Whitehorn playing with Clive Butler got some useful experience playing a Cambridge University VI consisting of Schools Champions Ed Kay & Tom Chase, plus Peter Judge & Fred Kelly, and captain Charles Compton & Tim Hennock. Final score 78-174.
..where they lost to John Minta & Bob Sandie 6-15, 9-15. In the semi-final they beat Rob Christie & Mike Baxter!
...at Oundle by 72-60. Craig Baxter and Ashley Timney each won all three of their Singles and Doubles games; Sam Johnson won 2 out of 3; Lewis Keates won 1 out of three. For Sam and Lewis it was their first competitive match since they started playing in July.
Jimmy Goodwin, Mike Baxter, Rob Christie and Matt Blunden also went along for a friendly match with older players. They won 89-23.
In Doubles we have Richard Christie at 39; Stuart Kirby at 41; Anthony Goodwin at 47; Max Frost at 51; Brian Kirk at 79.
Anthony is our only player ranked in Singles: at 61
...win the Plate! In the first round they gave Ed Hatton and John Minta a run for their money, losing 6-11, 9-11. In the Plate they cruised through to win their first piece of senior silverware, beating Maskell & Moger in the final.
...reach final of the Plate, where they lost to Manning & Widdop; Stuart Kirby & Richard Christie lost in the semi-final of the main competition to eventual runners-up Roberts & Beswick.
...of the London Open Doubles 15-9 to Charlie Brooks and James Bristow. In the previous rounds they beat Malde & Ader (15-5) and Kay & Ward (15-5).
...at the South West Open, beating Stuart Watson & Tim Lewis 16-15 in the final.
...at Merchant Taylors', playing with Bhaswar Baral. They beat Brian Kirk and Jay Gravatt.
...beating Max Frost & Anthony Goodwin 15-9, 15-3 in the final. In the Plate Final Richard Christie & Craig Baxter beat elder brother Mike Baxter & Jimmy Goodwin 15-5.
...playing with Andy Pringle.
...for third place in the Veterans' Championships at Horsham, beating John Walter. Previously Stuart lost in the semi-final to the eventual winner, Hamish Buchanan.
...at St. Paul's, where he lost to the player from Bradfield that he had beaten in the Final of the West of England Schools Championship.
...where they lost to the overwhelming favorites from Blundell's. Their opponents en route to the Final were Tonbridge, Whitgift, Winchester and St. Paul's (the second favorites) who they beat convincingly, playing their best Fives of the day. It was Matt's second Final in a fortnight, having won the U13 Doubles previously with Robert Whitehorn. Rob Christie also got to the Final of the Singles Plate, where he lost narrowly to an opponent from Sedbergh.
Matt Blunden & Robert Whitehorn win National U13 Doubles, beating pairs from Alleyn's, Winchester, Blundells & Rossall without conceding a game. Robert Whitehorn is awarded third place trophy in the Singles.
...at Bradfield, partnering Melanie Whitehead
Max Frost won the U16 Singles; Max and Anthony Goodwin won the U18 Doubles. See Fixtures for more details; see Gallery for more photos.
...in the return fixture at Derby Moor. See Fixtures for details.