Avon - O55 Inter County Champions!
On June 2nd & 3rd Avon sent a team including of 2 Redland and 3 Lansdown members representing the county Over-55s to the National finals held at Pontefract.
In the semi-final on Saturday, the team exacted revenge on Northumbria (who had beaten Avon in the final last year) closing out 3-2 winners.
On to the final on Sunday morning. Unfortunately not the best of starts, with Jeremy Goulding on first but losing at #3 for a match that most people (perhaps with the exception of his opponent) thought Goulding would win! 0-1. Never fear, Andy Killey to the rescue. Not to be, as Killey too fell to his Essex opponent. 0-2. Mike Martin to the rescue at #2 string, comfortably despatching his opponent. All to play for with Mark Taylor at #4 and Roger Green at #5 starting their matches at the same time. Taylor ran out a 3-1 victor, coming off court to find that Green was 2 games to 1 down and the championship on the line. With the gallery full and the whole team behind him, Green played the match of his life winning 11-9 in the 5th to clinch victory!
Brilliant - great weekend and Avon flag flying high!