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29th April 2019

Masters 45s & 50s Teams compete in National Championship Finals

45s TeamTwo of Nott's Masters Teams competed in the National County Championship Finals over the weekend of 27/28th April.
England's four best teams, in their respective age groups, competed for the title of The League Champions of England.

The semi finals for the two Nott's teams took place on Saturday at West Walsall Innovation Centre, when Notts. 45s lost to Tournament favourites Surrey 11-1, Jane Smith and Toni Favill gaining the win. The 50s lost to Essex 8-4, winning three Ladies rubbers and 1st Mixed.

The following morning the teams played for 3rd/4th position at Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton.
The 45s lost to Yorkshire by 9-3, winning two Mens rubbers and 1st Mixed.
The 50s beat Wiltshire 9-3, winning two Mens, all four Ladies and three Mixed rubbers.

The final overall positions - Notts. 50s team were 3rd while the 45s team 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 Karen Gleave who was unbeaten throughout the tournament playing 1st Ladies with partner Loraine Buck and 1st Mixed with John Fletcher. Loraine winning five out of her six matches with Karen and mixed partner Mark Attewell.

45's Team:
Matthew Tongue, Andy Cokayne - Bingham B.C.
Craig Favill - Mansfield Oaktree B.C.
Dave Barratt (Saturday) - Forest B.C.
Graydon Peacock (Sunday) - St. Giles B.C.
Jane Smith, Christine Gleave, Sarah Heathcote - Bingham B.C.
Toni Favill - Mansfield Oaktree B.C.

50s Team:
John Fletcher - Crusader B.C.
Mark Attewell - Bingham B.C.
Julian Dumelow - Forest B.C.
Neil Franklin - Boots B.C.
Karen Gleave, Loraine Buck, Jane Tarrant - Forest B.C.
Ellen Housley, Sally Moore - Bingham B.C.

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