June 12, 2017 by Jo Pike
After their fantastic recent achievements in the Shires League, the U14’s came together one last time to round off an amazing season at the York Railway Institute for the Cerryg Davies Memorial Mixed Doubles tournament on Saturday 10th June. Team Manager for the day was Carole Spencer.
With U14 team regulars Tilly Dale and Ayush Panchal missing, the team welcomed 2 younger players into the ranks for a day which saw the 4 Leicestershire pairs of Sophie Watson & Luke Hoult, Evie Pike & Tom Platzer, Grace Sherwin & Owen King and Carly Stevenson & Lewis Whyley compete against teams from Lothian, Yorkshire (with 3 teams!), Lancashire, Warwickshire, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and various teams fielding players from different counties. All in all, 48 mixed pairs took part with a range of ages and abilities for a fun day of mixed doubles.
Each pair played for places as an individual pair which also then earned points for the whole team with each pair striving to finish as high up the order as possible in order to earn as many points as they could for their county. After a packed schedule which saw each pair play at least 12 games of mixed doubles, the points were tallied and the players gathered round the referees desk to hear the final results. This time around, Leicestershire finished in the bronze medal place behind runners-up Lancashire and winners Warwickshire, a great result for the team. Congratulations also go to Sophie & Luke who were silver medallists in the individual competition, just missing out on the top spot to Warwickshire’s Natasha Morris & Joseph Scott.
Well done to all the players!