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Oxon BU13s qualify for Intercounties Trophy Final

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Leicestershire - February 2013

Congratulations to the Oxfordshire BU13 team, who won their stage II Intercounties fixture on 3rd February, despite some very tough opposition. This means they progress to the Intercounties BU13 plate final in April.

The team consisted of Marcus T, Ben P, Rhys D, Nicholas H, Nikhil V and Charlie S.

The first tie was against Gloucestershire who had a couple of brilliant players, and Ben did well to win a game against Jack Bloomfield at number 2, with Marcus managing to win at number 1 in the toughest match of the day. Rhys, Nicholas, Nikhil and Charlie also managed convincing victories.

The second tie against Leicestershire followed a similar pattern. Great wins for Charlie, Rhys, Nikhil, Nicholas and Marcus, whilst Ben battled hard in a very tough game at number 2, giving our 2nd official 4-1 win on the day.

The fixture came down to the final tie against Bucks, who although lacking a top 20 player, had very good depth in their team. Nikhil battled hard at 5 and was unlucky to lose 3-1. Ben held his nerve when pulled back from a 2-0 lead to 2-2, to record a crucial win at 2. Rhys came from behind to beat a regional player 3-1 at number 3, Marcus and Charlie also won, but the star was Nicholas, who despite being very ill, insisted on playing and won his match 3-0 at number 4 – to ensure another 4-1 victory for the team. We had a wonderful day out and thanks to Ben Rosec for his brilliant coaching advise and encouragement on the day. Well done boys!

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