July 2011 - 12U County Cup Success for Kent and James!

Congratulations to James Davis and the rest of the 12U Kent County Cup Team on becoming National Champions.

James and the rest of the Team had to beat Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire in their round robin at Bisham Abbey to reach the National Finals. Over the two days James played an active role where he competed in both singles and doubles winning all his matches to help Kent progress to the next round.

The National Championships meant that the team had to travel to Bolton in Lancashire where they met the County team from Shropshire. James had to work hard against his first opponent Tom Thelwell-Jones but after a close match he just managed to edge ahead to win 4-2, 2-4, 13-11. With all the other members of the team also winning Kent progressed to the Semi Finals where they had to beat Essex. Again James played well in his singles to take the victory off Jacob Ducksbury 4-0, 4-1. He then joined forces with Thomas Wright to defeat James Caddies and Tommy Smalley to secure the win for Kent which meant only Northampton stood in their way of becoming the National Champions.

To reach the Final both teams had had to beat six other counties and were therefore eager to lift the cup. After some close singles, including James beating Sam Smith 4-1, 4-1, Kent were 2-1 up but needed to win the doubles to ensure they won the title. Once again James joined forces with Thomas and both boys played well as a team to clinche the victory 5-3, 4-1 for Kent.

Well done Kent and well done James on an unbeaten run during the National Championships.