Jamie Hughes proved his worrth again winning his fourth overseas ranking title when winning the Swedish Open over the weekend. Winning the title with a 6-1 scoreline over the Dutch youngster Ryan De Vreede. Jamie again pushes himself further up the world rankings with this victory. Congratulations Jamie.
The first County Match of the new season will feature a fund raising half hour with brave the shave. Kaya Holdsworth is braving the shave on the day with all proceeds going towards Cancer Research. Great cause from Kaya and one that her Mother Edwina will be extremely proud of. Well Done Kaya we look forward to the day. Any person wishing to donate to Kaya’s cause please follow the link below.
The British Pentathlon title went to the Counties very own Jamie Hughes. Jamie winning in style with a total points tally of 467, fending off the challenge of John Walton and Martin Adams. The title over the years has an array of the great names within the sport. Well done to Jamie from all at the County.
Trina Gulliver came away from Selsey having a very succesful weekend. Finishing in the last four of the England National Singles losing out to Anca Zillstra by the odd leg, winning the Pairs with current World Champion Lisa Ashton and then losing out in the Open Singles to a very in-form Fallon Sherrock. Many games saw Trina blasting in high averages with some high scoring and precise finishing. Trina in this sort of form spells trouble for all the Ladies on the circuit.
The county got rid of a long standing bug when defeating Kent in their final fixture of the 2014-15 season. Kent have been curse against the County often pulling out results that defied the form. No bother this year as the Ladies B took a fine 4-2 win with wins from Lisa Whitmore, Kirsty Haw, Kat Spanswick and a LOM show from Kerry Bambridge 23.68. All set up for the Mens B and Antony Allen fired in a 29.13 4-2 win to start the ball rolling, further wins came from Carl Green, Prakash Jiwa, Steve Ward, Dave Harris, Jimmy Hill and a MOM off Matt Edgar with a 29.91 which concludes a brilliant season for him with a top position in the overall B averages in the BICC. Ladies A got off to a winning start on their first ever LIVE TV match, Denise Keyte taking a 3-1 win, other winners were Wendy Adams and a superb LOM of 28.90 from Sue Gulliver. Mens A looked on paper to be very strong but Kent would also look to try and spoil once again. Winners were Mark Strong, Rob Hawker, Dickie Foster, Mark Westgarth, Noel Grant, Jamie Hughes and a MOM from Bobby Nixon with a 27.03. Overall a 21.15 win which secured a final position of 5th. A season of mixed fortunes where we won all fixtures at home and only took one win from our away fixtures. We lose Kent and Glamorgan from the Division for next season whilst we gain Hampshire and Devon.
The County wish to thank all that have helped this season, Officials, Players, Sponsors, Supporters. And we look forward again to a new season.
The Ladies of Cubbington completed the double for the season when securing a tight 4-3 victory over Nuneaton in this years Ladies KO Cup. Earlier they had defeated Holly Bush by the same scoreline whilst Nuneaton also fought a hard victory over Leamington. The team consisting of Sue Symons the Captain, Angela Jones, Nina Bolt, Karen Cox, Melanie Hill, Wendy Adams, Kayleigh McDonald, Sue Sandher, Audrey Allen and Pat Thornton also confirmed a few games ago the title of the Ladies Superleague. A very successful season by all accounts from the Ladies
Southam pulled off a great result when taking the annual KO Cup in the Mens Superleague last night. A tough draw for all saw ten teams enter on the night. Two games had to be played to bring us into the main last eight with Cov Bishopsgate defeating Castle Vale by the odd game and then Brandon defeated Sutton Sports. Southam won over a Whitnash team to set up a semi final clash with either of the previous two winners. Nuneaton took a good win over Rugby whilst Bishopsgate Nomads were seen off by a determined Stratford team. Cov Bishopsgate then saw off Brandon with Stratford defeating Nuneaton to make the final where they were to face Southam who had a superb win over Cov Bishopsgate in the semi final. Final saw Southam the stronger taking it 6-1. Winning team were Captain Steve Sunderland, Steve Ward, Charlie Symons, Andy Swain, Ted Evetts, Jon Wigley, Paul Austin and Ian Shaw. Big Congratulations to Southam on their fine win and commiserations to a gallant Stratford team.
Warwickshire returned from their latest trip to Essex with a hefty 22-14 defeat. With the Ladies B gaining a 3-3 draw that was the ony game where we gained points in the individual tables. Donna Pinch taking the Ladies award. Mens B faced a very experienced Essex side and were beaten 8-4 but a couple maybe could have had their games to equal the score up.Matt Edgar taking the B award with a superb 30.36 which without missed doubles would have undoubtedly given him the highest average in the division. Ladies A fresh from their first victory in two years were taken apart 4-2 with Trina Gulliver and Wendy Adams taking the wins. Mens A also had missed chances galore which could again have given us a better overall scoreline. Nigel Heydon Mark Carter and Mark Westgarth all hammering home 29 averages for their wins but a brillant 33.97 from England International Jamie Hughes was the highlight for the Bears. We now sit 6th in the division and entertain Kent in our final fixture of the season late in May.
Neil Pritchard the Chairman of Warwickshire was voted in yesterday to become a part of the England Selection Panel. Neil joins the panel which includes Peter Melton of Cambridgeshire, Peter Senior of Yorkshire, Don Vickers of Essex and Dawn Speed of Nottinghamshire. We wish Neil the very best in his new duty.