January 26, 2015 by Carole Spencer
The under 12 Team
Girls – Jess Allen ,Tamsin Betts, Tilly Dale and Eve Durrance.
Boys – Danny Beynon, Rowan Clark, Luke Hoult, Owen King and Tom Patterson Watts.
The under 12yrs 1st team who were undefeated in the first leg of the North Midway league returned to Sheffield this weekend to play the 2nd leg.
The day started with a great Win against Yorkshire 2nd team 9-1 . This was the start of many more wins.
The 6-4 result against Derby was very pleasing taking 3 out of 4 singles games , both girls doubles and a tight match won by Rowan and Tom gave us the win.
The team then stormed ahead to beat Nottingham 10.0 !!!!
The 3 wins meant that Leicestershire went through to the top half of the competition . The first match of this round was against Derby this time the score was even better , Roman reverced the result in the boys singles beating their number 1 boy 21 . -16. , Luke also did a good job and continued his run of wins in the boys singles 21-15 , Owen and Tilly had a close mixed game coming out winners 21-20 , Tom and Rowan won 21-10 and some convincing wins from the girls Tamsin and Jess won 21-8 , Tilly and Eve 21-7 and Tamin and Jess both winning their singles took the team to a victory of 8-2 .
The team knew they were now up against 2 really tough teams . Warwickshire and Yorkshire , Luke and Jess started the match off v Warwickshire with a great win 21.5 as did Tom and Eve 21. 9 . The boys doubles followed with wins from Owen and Rowan 21.14 and Tom and Danny 21.16. Jess and Tamsin had a brilliant girls doubles Game but unfortunately lost 21.15 . The second girls doubles partnership Eve and Tilly had an exciting finish with good win 21.14 . Tamsin and Tilly had tough singles games against the number 1 and 2 Warwickshire girls but never gave up and played their best. Rowan and Luke did the job winning both boys singles the final result was 7. 3.
Going into the last match knowing that the gold medal was in sight the whole team gave a great performance even though they had been playing for over 6 hrs they dug deep and pulled of a convincing win of 7.3 , Rowan and Owen and Tom and Danny winning both boys doubles , Eve and Tilly winning the girls doubles , Jess and Tilly had a really close singles games both just loosing 21-19 , Both mixed games were won by Tom and Tamsin , Luke and Eve , and Rowan and Luke finished it off winning both boys singles. The gold medal was theirs.
What a fantastic result 12 matches won over the 2 legs – NO LOSS !
The points were 949 and games won 35 .
Warwickshire got 2nd position and Yorkshire 3rd .
Well done to all the whole team and the managers !!!!!