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Slough - June 2011

The Oxon U13 team narrowly missed out on being crowned 3-counties champions in the 2011 event at Slough.

The first fixture against a strong Berkshire team got off to a good start with U11s county champion Marcus T from Esporta winning 3-0 at number 3. Louis V from Abingdon lost 3-0 at number 4 and Tom R from Witney lost 3-1 at number 5. Then Jacob C from Abingdon won easily 3-0 at number 2 to tie up the fixture. Ben H from Thame was left to battle out an epic match at number 1 against a very strong player called David M. In a really high quality match, that everyone stopped to watch, he came back from 2-0 down to tie the game at 2-2, but unfortunately lost the 5th game. Despite winning 9 games each, the "win" bonus saw Berkshire take the tie 17-11.

Then we played Bedfordshire. Ben P from Witney, sharing U11/U13 duties with Marcus, kicked off with a great win at number 3, coming back from 1-0 down to win 3-1. Tom R won 3-0 at number 5 and Louis lost 3-0 at number 4, so again the fixture came down to the top 2. J won his match 3-0 and Ben Hedger played brilliantly to easily win 3-0 at number 1 giving us a 21-5 win over Bedfordshire.

With Berkshire beating Beds 19-10, this gave a final score of Berkshire 36, Oxon 32 and Beds 15.


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