Under 13s County Restricted
Lucas Lefevre and Chris Piff shared the spotlight at the County Under 13s Restricted Championship, winning two titles apiece. There were 19 competitors in the boys singles event, which Lefevre won very comfortably, beating his brother, Kurtis, 15-0 in the semi-finals. and Craig Thomas 11-0,11-2 in the final.
Thomas had had a tougher semi-final encounter with Chris Piff, beating him 15-10. Piff and Lucas Lefevre then teamed up to win the boys doubles title, beating Matthew Page and Lee Robinson 15-5 in the first semi-final and then Kurtis Lefevre and Craig Thomas 15-8 in the final. Lefevre and Thomas had earlier overcome Mark Robinson and Adam Stubbing 15-4 in the other semi.
There was a disappointing entry for the girls events with only six entering the singles. In a short space of time two of them had to retire because of injuries, leaving Charlotte Crosby as county champion and Stephanie Rowland runner up. The winners of the level doubles were Rowland and Henrietta Baker with Emma Davies and Georgia Barrett taking second place.
Chris Piff collected his second title of the day in the mixed doubles, when he teamed up with Emma Davies to take the winners trophy from Lee Robinson and Charlotte Crosby.
* The Under 14s moderates tournament was well supported and attracted a larger entry than the county restricted championships. Jessica Rutherford from Gt. Yarmouth High picked up two trophies, winning the singles event from Emma Brook (Thorpe House) and then partnering Henrietta Baker (also Thorpe House) to doubles success, with Gemma Wicks and Harriet Matthews (both Hethersett Old Hall) in second place. The boys singles winner was Vijay Narbad (Eaton, CNS) with James Baldwin (Thorpe High) runner up. Baldwin gained some consolation when he partnered Stephen Cant (alsoThorpe High) to victory in the level doubles, with Narbad and Shanez Patel (Thorpe High) in second place.
* The County Over 40s and 50s teams had mixed fortunes in the latest Veterans League matches, with the Over 50s beating Northants 8-4 and the Over 40s going down to Leicestershire by the same margin. The Over 40s were without Eric Plane and Tim Hudson-Church and Eddie Simmons, David Guy, Krishna Kumar and Robert Collinson had nothing to show for their efforts in the mens level doubles. Linda Sawyer and Liz Cubbitt picked up one win, but Suzanne Benton and Jenny Longmore were out of luck, However, the team finished the match strongly winning three of the four mixed doubles through Simmons and Sawyer, Guy and Cubbitt and Kumar and Longmore. Ann Hutchin, Linda Foster, Sandra Peacock and Joy Eglin won all their level doubles games against Northants, while Peter Astle and Bob Henderson picked up one. Alan Palmer and Peter Newman fought hard to no avail, but the team made the match safe by winning three of the four mixed.