On paper this looked a difficult prospect with the 45 Club producing a British Team player and several good county players. However, I am delighted to report that in a very close and exciting encounter Winchester achieved a very creditable 3-2 victory. Our dedicated practising of tie-breaks at every opportunity saw us winning all three tie-breaks. Conceding 47 games against our own 40 showed what a nail-biting contest it was!
The winners and runners-up in the final (20th November at Dudley) both qualify for the European Championships in 2016. So it's back to La Manga, or a new venue, for the seventy boys!
Congratulations to the team of David Brazier, Peter Friedmann, David Trew, Brian Birch and Richard Lovell.
Special mention to Peter and Brian for their fighting spirit in clinching the final rubber in a tense and prolonged game.
Onwards and upwards!