Lee on Solent, January 2013
On 27th January we took 2 Oxfordshire U11 teams down to Lee on Solent for the Intercounties Team Festival. Dietrich's team (pictured left) consisted of Ben P, Adrian L and Luke P. Sue's team (pictured below) consisted of Tommy M, Aiden H and Jasmine T.
The teams experienced mixed fortunes throughout the day, but all experienced some success and had a great day out.
The top 4 counties (Hants 1, Kent 1, Middlesex 1, Sussex) played in their own league, with the other 9 playing in 3 leagues of 3 in the morning (drawn at random). The afternoon saw the 3 morning league winners playing in the "A" league, the three 2nd place in the "B" league etc. Sue's team started in the "group of death" with Gloucestershire and Middlesex 2. They found the going tough and ended up in the C league after lunch
Ben, Luke, Adrian and Dietrich who won the morning group 3
Dietrich's team did brilliantly to win their morning group, beating Bucks 1 and Kent 2, so they progressed to the "A" league after lunch.
Sue's team managed to beat both Bucks 1 and Bucks 2 to win the C league. Dietrich's team beat Hampshire 2 so the A league title came down to their match against Gloucestershire. Some brilliant squash was played, and Ben and Luke both narrowly lost their matches 3-2, to see the team finish a very close 2nd overall in the A league. Middlesex 2 won the B league meaning all the final trophy winners came from the forementioned "group of death" !.
Sadly for Ben, Adrian and Luke – trophies were given for the afternoon league winners and not the morning ones!. In the top tier of 4 teams Middlesex 1 won, with Sussex second.
Tommy, Aiden and Jasmine who won the afternoon group C