Having been successful in both Stage 1 and 2, Yorkshire WO50 travelled to Leicester Squash Club last weekend to take part in the finals. In the semi finals on Saturday, the team of Kate Fisher (Dunnington), Paula Arrowsmith (Chapel A) and Julie Field (Pontefract) had a comfortable victory over a weakened Surrey team. Julie Field beat Elisabeth Brown 3-0 in 12 minutes, 9/0 9/0 9/2. Kate Fisher beat Karen Beckman 9/1 9/2 9/0 in 14 minutes and Paula Arrowsmith spent a little longer on court beating Kim Lascelles in 24 minutes, 9/1 8/10 9/2 9/0. The other semi between Avon and Kent was a closer match, with Kent coming out as winners.
The final 3/4 playoff on Sunday was won by Avon.
Yorkshire faced a very strong Kent side who had the added bonus of a newcomer of just 50. First on court, Julie faced Karen Hume and on a cold court lost 3-0, 2/9 2/9, 4/9 in 28 minutes. Kate had an extremely hard and close match against Mandy Aiken and was very unlucky to lose out 7/9 8/10 9/6 6/9 in 46 minutes. Paula played the youngster Candy Wilton- a differing style of play between the two providing an entertaining match with a win for Candy, 5/9 9/6 9/6 in 29 minutes.