Having lost their last two matches away to Avon and Dorset, Cornwall travelled with any early start to Gloucestershire. After the boys and girls singles games the match was equal at 6/6 followed by the doubles games it was again equal at 15/15. All now was resting on the remaining 6 mixed games. At 18/17 in favour of Cornwall the last pairing of M Bick and K Moore needed to seal the win. With the two teams lining the side of the court for support Glous took the first end 23/21, Cornwall the second 21/16. All again now rested on this last end whether the final result would be a draw or a win. The young pair held their nerve and won in a thrilling but nail biting third end of 24/22 sealing the victory in this fantastic close fought match over Glous.
The final result was 19/17 to Cornwall.
The Team in seed order were:-
Boys: - Toby Bamforth (Saltash), Vinodh Arumugam (Truro), Liam Sillifant (Launceston), Ben Johnson (Liskeard), Wiliam Bick (Mounts Bay) Matthew Bick (Mounts Bay).
Girls: - Alice Sporik (Truro), Georgia Higgs (Helston), Ruth Barnicoat (Penryn), Emily Toy (Penryn), Tegan Thompson (Penryn), Kellen Moore (Camborne).
On 16th Jan, the day after their County Championships, Cornwall U15’ succeeded again with a win over Wiltshire in a home match at Penryn College. With a few changes in team selection since the last match they won with a resounding result of 32/4.
The Team were:-
Boys: - Toby Bamforth, Vinodh Arumugam, Jake Brazewell (Newquay), Liam Sillifant, William Bick, Ben Johnson, Sam Julian (Penryn).
Girls: - Ruth Barnicoat, Kellen Moore, Alice Sporik, Georgia Higgs, Emily Toy, Tegan Thompson, Alice Andrews (Wadebridge).
As in all our matches, players wore their Cornish Shirts with pride and our thanks go to our main sponsor Dairy Crest of Davidstow.
Cornwall u15’s now look forward to their next two matches versus Devon (home) and Somerset (away).