March 16, 2015 by Alaina Goodenough
U13 Shires League Inter-County Match Report
Leicestershire vs Yorkshire 1
15th March 2015
We knew this wasn’t going to be an easy match as Yorkshire have so many players to choose from but our kids had fighting spirit and wouldn’t let that put them off.
Mixed doubles first, Leicester came out with fighting spirit. Our 4 pairs went on knowing that this was going to be hard we played all of our first games unfortunately losing the 1st 3rd and 4th pairs to York but Ollie and Jess Rodgers had to be the highlight as both York and Leicester had won 1 game each it all came down to the 3rd game they were doing so well as it was 19-19 and then it got into the 20s 22-22, 23-23 as it got to 24-23 our players just lost out and it was unfortunate win to York 25-23.
Our players had to shake the mixed off them, and come on to the boys singles, first was Harry and Rowen against the Yorkshire top Seeds they did everything they could to win, unfortunately Harry came off losing the first and second games 21-11 21-12 to York. Rowen kept on fighting but it just wasn’t enough as this boy was very strong. Next up Ollie and Joe, Ollie went on having a quite tough boy he did all he could as he always has a fighting spirit in him to try and win every point he can. Unfortunately Ollie came off having lost 21-13 and 21-17 to York. Joe also had a tough game playing against a strong boy he unfortunately lost too 21-15 and 21-14.
Can the girls do any better Tamsin and Izzy went on first as Jess R and Jess A had just come off from a hard mixed, hopefully we can get a win. Tamsin had a great game and fought her best and finally we have a win, with the score of 21-12 and 21-19, well done tamsin! Izzy in her first County game came out fighting hard but lost 15-21 and 6-21. Jess and Jess fort hard against there 1st and 2nd seeded players but unfortunately lost.
Harry and Ollie played both pairs trying to get revenge from the singles unfortunately these boys were a good pair and Harry and Ollie despite trying their hardest and not giving up, lost in a close game.
Rowen and Joe also played both pairs also trying to get revenge but these boys were also a good pair as they lost 21-10 and 21-15 to the first pair and 21-13 and 21-8 to the second pair.
Jess and Jess went on trying to beat them this time round these girls were just too powerful and had lots of energy to keep going as so did ours but our girls unfortunately lost 21-14 and 21-16 to York that was the first pair. Second pair close games as it was another win to York losing 21-11 and 22-20 to York. Hope fully Tamsin and Sophie can win these 2 matches yes another win to Leicester as Tamsin and Sophie won against the second pair 21-19 and 21-13 to Leicester they also played against the strong pair and did so well to get 19 points off them 21-19 to York and 21-12 to York.
At the end of the day Leicester lost 18-2 but our kids did so well to get 2 games of them as they were so strong a very good fight and the team should be very proud.