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26th February 2018

45s & 50s complete their league matches and top their respective divisions

The 45s and 50s teams both travelled to Warwickshire and Norfolk respectively on Sunday 25th February.
A slightly under strength 45s team had a tough match against their main rivals Warwickshire, they took three Mens and one Ladies rubber, requiring three of the four remaining Mixed to obtain an outright win. Notts. won two, resulting in a losing draw to the visitors on count back (6-6 on matches, 15-15 on games, 510-554 on points).
However the team remain top of the Midlands league and will progress to the National Championship Finals over the weekend of 28/29th April at Hatfield.
The 50s continued to show their dominance in the Midland East division, when they beat Norfolk by 11-1, losing only one Mens doubles in the match.
They have only lost three rubbers overall in their six matches played during this season - an outstanding performance.
The 50s team next compete in a Play Off against the winners of the Midlands West division. The Play Off is to take place on 8th April at Chilwell Olympia, 12 noon start. The team's opponents will be either Worcestershire or Staffordshire.
Hopefully the 50s will be joining the 45s in the Finals.

45s Team:
Mike Storey, Jason Smith, Dave Barratt - Forest B.C.
Matthew Tongue - Bingham B.C.
Jane Smith, Sarah Heathcote - Bingham B.C.
Kate Miller - Mansfield Oaktree B.C.
Gill Maloney - Chilwell B.C.

50s Team:
Adam Buck - Forest B.C.
Kevin Langley - Southwell B.C.
John Fletcher - Crusader B.C.
Anthony O'Leary - Bingham B.C.
Karen Gleave, Loraine Buck, Andrea Oates - Forest B.C.
Ellen Housley - Bingham B.C.

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