Dix triumphs through large entry in U14 Moderates

An entry of 50 players kept the organisers busy at the Under 14 Moderates Tournament.

32 entered the boys singles, which was played in 8 groups, with the top two from each group progressing to the knock-out stage , and the other two competing in the consolation event. After plenty of games , Sam Dix beat Gilbert Lamb 15-10 in the final, with Elliott Rouse and Calum Douglas losing semi-finalists. In the consolation event Thomas Kittle beat Stanley Roffe 15-13 in the final.Elliott Rouse then teamed up with Andrew Sidell to beat Jordan Lott and Stanley Roffe 15-9 in the boys doubles final.

Hannah Codling-Thomas won the girls singles title, beating Jessica Carter 15-11 in the final , with Poppy Everitt and Mae Seaton the losing semi-finalists. She then partnered Rebecca Leers to victory in the level doubles, beating Poppy Everitt and Kerry Crompton 21-17 in the final.

21 boys entered the Under 16s Moderates Tournament. In the singles semi-finals, David Cocks beat James Baldwin 21-12 and Ben Allen came out on top 21-16 against Daniel Harvey. Allen then beat Cocks 21-17 in a closely contested final.

There were plenty of close matches in the doubles event. James Baldwin and Alex Syder beat Ben Allen and Tony Zeqiri 21-16 in the first semi-final, while Daniel Harvey and Alex Hunton squeezed through to the final with a 21-20 win over David Cocks and Daniel Bendall.

The final was won by Baldwin and Syder in another close match 21-18.

* The county Under 15B and Under 17 teams had comfortable Shires League victories over Cambridgeshire, with the Under 17s winning 17-3 and the Under 15s 16-4.

Fielding their strongest line-up, the Under 17s lost just one mixed doubles, one boys singles and a girls doubles in an excellent overall team performance. Representing Norfolk were John Carrier, Chris Piff, Ryan Minns, Daniel Leers, Lee Robinson, Sarah Lewin, Charlotte Crosby, Rebecca Heeles and Stephanie Rowland.

The Under 15B team secured their first win of the season in another great team performance. All the players won at least one game, including Under 13, Amy Sharman, a last minute call-up to the higher age group. The boys were unbeaten in all their singles and doubles. The team was Mark Robinson, Luke Cox, Ashley Robb, Andy Carrier, Rebecca Chapman, Holly Bowen, Annie Giles and Amy Sharman.

* The County Senior 2nd team were also playing Cambridgeshire, but were soundly beaten by twelve games to three in a hard fought match, with several games going to three.sets.

James Ruthen won his singles and Jon Atmore and Michael Philpott and Paul Daynes and Christian Nielsen each won a doubles The ladies, Linda Sawyer, Helen Newstead, Katie Price and Kirstie Spinks, had nothing to show for their efforts.