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28th January 2019

Second Team Push for Promotion

Notts senior 2nd team competed in SCC Division 2 Central this weekend with matches against Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire 2 at Derby Arena on Saturday 26th January.

In the first tie of the day after a tough start in the singles events Notts began to redress the balance with a battling victory from Amy Keady 15-21 21-19 22-20 followed up by convincing wins for menís doubles pairings Ben Gardner/Miles Milner winning 21-12 21-19.

Martin Edwards/Ethan Smith won 21-18 21-19 to narrow the deficit to just one rubber with the match score at 3-4.

Each side took one rubber in the womenís doubles, Emma Hooper/Kim Clague narrowly missing out 21-23 in the deciding game of their match but Keady and partner Megan Attewell prevailed in a close encounter 22-20 21-19 to leave the match poised at 5-4 to Cambs, with Notts needing to win both mixed doubles to record the win overall.

And win they did, Edwards/Clague and Gardner/Attewell winning in convincing fashion in straight games to complete an admirable turnaround, with the final score Notts 2 6-5 Cambridgeshire.

The second tie saw Notts outperform their opposition in the singles events with straight-sets wins for Miles Milner 21-14 21-13, Will Peck 21-17 21-18 and Emma Hooper 21-6 21-18.

Amy Keady battled through in three ends to win 21-19 in the deciding game of her match to put Notts 4-1 in front.

Both menís doubles pairs extended Nottsí advantage to an unassailable 6-1 lead, notably Edwards/Smith coming from a game down to win a close-fought encounter 14-21 22-20 21-18.

In the womenís doubles pairings of Hooper/Clague and Keady/Attewell both secured their rubbers for Notts, with the latter extending their extraordinary winning streak in senior county matches to fifteen!

Notts completed a resounding victory winning both mixed doubles rubbers to leave the final score at Notts 2 10-1 Oxfordshire 2, the biggest win for the second team since November 2015.

Representing Notts 2 were:
Megan Attewell
Kim Clague
Martin Edwards
Ben Gardner
Emma Hooper
Amy Keady
Miles Milner
Will Peck
Ethan Smith


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