Last Saturday, at Pontefract, Yorkshire ladies played in the final of WO50 IC which had been rescheduled from March due to severe weather conditions. The Monrad tournament included Kent (holders),Yorkshire, Avon and Hertfordshire.
TheYorkshireteam throughout the season had comprised Nicola Horn, Kate Fisher, Julie Field, Kim Chadwickand Sarah Percy. The team was strengthened by a new O50, Andrea Santamaria.
The team met Avon first and gained maximum points with a 3-0 win;
- 1 Andrea beat Pippa Green 15/8 16/14 15/0
- 2 Kate Fisher beat Eunice Bond 15/11 15/12 15/12
- 3 Julie beat Ann Manley 15/11 16/14 15/0
The final was then set up for a tough match against Kent who had beaten Hertfordshire.
3rd string went on court first and Julie just lost out to Karen Hurn in a close tie
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Andrea at 1st string had a comfortable win against Mandy Akin
15/7 15/8 15/11
So at 1-1 all, the final result rested on Nikki who came through after a close match to win
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With a 2-1 total, the trophy went to Yorkshire, last held in 2013 and 2014
The final placings were