The Leamington Closed Championships were completed on Saturday 7th March 2015 at 'Finals Night', staged at Kenilworth Wardens Cricket Club. The club has enjoyed one of its most successful championships and picked up a number of trophies. Pride of place goes to Lee Dorning who picked up the Men's Singles title to become the first home-grown player to achieve the feat in many years. Well done, Lee!
A full list of our champions and runners up appears below - well done to all.
Lee Dorning/Timmy Cooper
Olivia Fletcher (with Tracey Fletcher, St Georges)
Berlin based Johannes Scholz won the Senior event in the first tournament of the season staged by Lillington Free Church TTC at St Nicholas Leisure Centre in Warwick. Working temporarily in the locality Johannes has been practising at the host club and his efforts paid off as he took the Final in straight games against Kosma Kustra of Bromsgrove. 18 of the 36 trophies on offer went to the host club and one of their most impressive performers was Adam Pulman who took the junior title, defeating his more fancied club-mate Kit Turner 11-5 in the 5th in an exciting Final.
Rugby's Sam Cafearo showed his talents to secure the Under 15 Final against Ben Pearce of Blaenafon as did Free Church's Ciara Hancox who landed the Under 13 event, beating another Blaenafon player, Callum Meredith, in straight games in the Final.
The afternoon's Graded events were fiercely contested with Church's Chris Mulligan taking the A event 11-7 in the 5th against St Georges' Mark Jackson.
Adam Cofler (FC) still only 14, lifted the B event against the experienced Rob Warnes of Millennium in Banbury winning in straight games, though the first was clinched 23-21. Adam pulman continued his form from the morning to take the C event, defeating Ben Pearce. Long Eaton's Jack Finney nailed Sam Cafearo in the Improvers' Final, winning in 5 after trailing 0-2 and Balenavon's Jack Freegard took the Beginners event, beating Church's Ricardo Bolanos in the Final.
Consolation events were held for players finishing 3rd and 4th in their initial groups and the results are as follows:-
Seniors: Harry Purewal (FC) beat Andy Davies (Nomads) 3-1.
Juniors: James Robertson (FC) beat Matthew Pearce (Blaenafon)
U15: Oliver Fowler (Daventry) beat Ashley Knott (FC) 14-12 in the 5th
U13: Emily Beasley (FC) beat Callum Hunt (Blaenafon) 11-9 in the 5th
Grade A: Sam Wiggins (FC) beat Jon Allen (Blaenafon) 3-2
Two Free Church youngsters entered the Cirencester tournament last Sunday. Lewis Singleton put in an eye-catching series of matches finishing a highly creditable 5th out of 18 entrants. James Robertson (pictured), in his first ever National tournament, won the Junior Consolation event.