Our GC team were not able to win the final at Edgbaston against Ashby who have now won this trophy 5 times, and appeared in 11 finals. It was a magnificent effort by Bowdon to reach the final beating the holders, Nottingham, in the semi-final. This was Bowdon’s first appearance in the final and we hope to go one step further and win the event in the near future. The photo below shows the team, from left to right: Simon Jenkins, Angharrad Walters (Captain), Jack Good and Nigel Matthews. Well done team.
In the morning session Angharrad (-3) & Jack (-3) lost the doubles to Rachel Gee (-4) & Will Gee (-4) 4-7, 3-7. Nigel (4) lost to Tim King (-2) 5-7, 5-7. Simon (-1) was tied at one game all with David Bell (-1) 4-7, 7-6.
In the afternoon, Tim beat Simon 7-4, 7-5 and David beat Nigel 7-4, 7-4 to give Ashby an unassailable 4-0 lead in the match. At this stage Angharrad was level with Rachel at 6-7, 7-6 and Jack was level with Will at 7-4, 6-7. It was agreed to leave the three tied matches unfinished in the interest of an earlier departure on the journey home.
Lionel Tibble presented the trophy to Ashby, making this the fifth time they have won the event. Only Surbiton, with 6 wins have won it more often.