Crosby takes U17 Hatrick
Charlotte Crosby was the hat trick champion at the Ashaway Under 17s County Championships. She was the clear winner of the singles event, leaving Bryony Lund and Holly Bowen to fight for second place, with Bryony emerging victorious 21-17 in the deciding game. Crosby then teamed up with Lund to take the level doubles title from Stephanie Rowland and Emma Davies 21-16. Holly Bowen and Rebecca Chapman came third, narrowly losing to Rowland and Davies 21-20. Charlotte completed her hat trick, partnering Lee Robinson to win the mixed doubles crown and leaving Lucas Lefevre and Rebecca Chapman with the runners-up trophy.
The boys singles champion is Lucas Lefevre, who beat Lee Robinson 21-14 in the final. Earlier, Lefevre had put out Mark Robinson 21-7 in the first semi-final, whilst Lee Robinson had a tighter battle against Chris Piff in the other, before coming out on top 21-15. The boys doubles was played in one group, with top seeds Lee Robinson and Chris Piff looking fairly comfortable until they were put under some pressure from second seeds, Lucas Lefevre and Craig Thomas. But the result just went to form, with Robinson and Piff winning 21-18.
* After a years enforced absence from the game due to illness, county player, Serena Verney made her presence felt at the Northants Under 15s Bronze Tournament , deservedly winning the silver medal and knocking out several graded players on her way to the final.
But the high point in Serenas day came in the semi-finals when she enjoyed a 21-13 victory over the very competent Laura Toynton from Notts. But, by the start of the final it became clear that the exertions of the day had taken their toll and Serena had to settle for second place behind the overall quality of Oxfords Kathryn Wilson.
* Norfolks Under 15 team opened this seasons Shires League programme, with a stunning whitewash of Derbyshire. Indeed, the 20-0 defeat was inflicted in less time than it took to travel to the venue of their opponents. All eight team members played to a very high standard and representing Norfolk were: Mark Robinson, Luke Cox, Ashley Robb, Andrew Carrier, Holly Bowen, Rebecca Chapman, Serena Verney and Louise Thacker.