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29th April 2018

50s take third spot in Championship Finals

55s TeamThree of Notts. Masters teams competed in the County Championship Finals at Hatfield over the weekend of 28/29th April.
England's four best teams, in their respective age groups, competed for the title of The Champions of England.

The semi finals took place on Saturday, when Notts. 45s lost to Essex 3-9. The 50s lost to Tournament favourites Yorkshire 4-8 and the 55s lost to Essex 2-10.

The following morning the teams played for 3rd/4th position.
The 45s lost to the West of Scotland by 8-4. Andy Cokayne taking all of his three rubbers with partners Mike Storey and Sarah Heathcote.
The 50s beat Essex 7-5 in a tight match, winning three Mens, two Ladies and two Mixed rubbers.
The 55s lost to Hampshire 9-3. Dave Hargreaves with partners Julian Dumelow and Julie Peart taking two of his three rubbers and Andy Morrell with Kim Martin taking their Mixed.

The final overall positions - Notts. 50s team were 3rd while the 45s and 55s teams both took 4th position - no mean achievement to be one of the four best teams in England in their respective age groups. Congratulations to all.

Notable performances were from Loraine Buck who was unbeaten throughout the tournament playing with partners Karen Gleave and husband Adam. Karen winning five out of her six matches with Loraine and mixed partner John Fletcher.

45's Team:
Mike Storey, Jason Smith - Forest B.C.
Matthew Tongue, Andy Cokayne - Bingham B.C.
Jane Smith, Christine Gleave, Sarah Heathcote - Bingham B.C.
Jane Tarrant - Forest B.C.

50s Team:
Adam Buck - Forest B.C.
Kevin Langley - Southwell B.C.
John Fletcher - Crusader B.C.
Adrian Mateo - East Leake B.C.
Karen Gleave, Loraine Buck, Andrea Oates - Forest B.C.
Ellen Housley - Bingham B.C.

55's Team:
Dave Hargreaves - Chilwell B.C.
Julian Dumelow - Forest B.C.
Andy Morrell - Bingham B.C.
Vaughan Chamberlain - Mansfield Oaktree B.C.
Julie Peart, Gill Maloney - Chilwell B.C.
Kim Martin - Carlton B.C.
Wendy Walton-Towle - Crusader B.C.

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