Sunday 14 December 2008


Cornwall U17s competed in their third match of the 2008/9 season at Tregorrick Park St Austell today against Dorset.

Ross Lashbrook Launceston College
Patrick Davis Launceston College
Phil Lyle Launceston College
Huw Vicary Truro College
Trevelyan Greenhall Helston Sixth Form
James Payne Callington School
Josh Pearce Truro College

Bronwen Wotton Truro College
Lorna Garbett Callington Sixth Form
Sofia Ziajka Callington Sixth Form
Bethany Wotton Hayle School
Daphne Luke Mounts Bay School
Eve Robertson Callington School
Charlotte Sommerville Truro School

Making their U17 debuts were Eve,Charlotte and Josh.
County colours were awarded to Trevelyan,James,Daphne and Bethany before the start of play,having represented Cornwall U17s on 3 occasions.

In the singles Ross got off to a flying start and defeated Matt Bradley in the number one slot.Matt having previously won against Ross in the Devon Bronze on his way to taking the gold medal.A great win by Ross. Patrick had 3 hard ends but missed out. Josh and TJ also missed out in two ends.Huw played a great 3 ender losing to 17 in the 3rd end.

In the girls Bronwen had a comfortable win in two ends. All the girls thereafter performed outstandingly.Lorna missing out in 3 nail biting 3 ends. Sofia losing narrowly 22-20 first end and narrowly to 17 second end. Beth had 3 great ends of badminton going down to 18 in the third.Eve played with great determination losing narrowly in 3. Daphne chalked up her first win at this level with a fine win at number 5.

Score Cornwall 3 Dorset 9.

In the doubles Ross and Patrick took 2 from 3 matches and Phil and Huw one match.Unfortunately TJ had to pull out after a nail biting 3 ender and Josh replaced him with James for the remaining two doubles.
The girls again fought to the wire,Bronwen and Lorna winning all 3 matches in two straight ends.
Sofia and Beth won their first doubles of the season and lost another in 3.
The new pairing of Charlottle and Daphne was inspirational to the team ,the girls fighting every point and holding a match point in their first match before losing 23-21 third end.Their other two games were very close,giving their all on every point.A great effort.

Score Cornwall 7 Dorset 11

In the mixed Ross and Bron had a comfortable win in two ends. James and Lorna continue to excel at number two,winning in two ends a confident win. At this point Cornwall had to concede the third mixed due to illness to Patrick. Phil and Sofia had a straight sets win at number 4 and Josh and Eve won at no 6. Huw and Charlottle fought hard but narrowly missed out at number 5.

Final score Cornwall 14 Dorset 22.

The game was played in a great atmosphere with sportsmanship on both sides very prominent throughout the match.

Dorset ran out deserving winners but Cornwall take many positives into the new year with developing partnerships in the girls doubles and strong performances from 1-6 in their singles.
Special mention to Ross for a great singles win, and Charlotte playing up from the U15s.Her commitment,attitude and desire simply inspirational. These performances will make ICT selection in late January a hard decision .