Icknield Walk through to County Finals

ICKNIELD Walk School have made it through to the Schools Partnership Mini-Tennis County Finals after winning the second round phase this week.

Twelve primary schools from Royston and Buntingford took part in the tournament held at Royston Tennis Club’s new courts, and Icknield’s team of Katie Sims, Louis Blair, Lucas Edey and Daisey Needham (pictured) came out on top after a 36-19 win over Layston School in the final. Millfield came third while last year’s champions, Reed, came fourth.

Icknield now progress through to tomorrow’s finals (Friday) at Hatfield, which will be the last event the SSP is hosting following the Government’s announcement in October last year stating there would be no funding for SSPs from September 2011.

Meanwhile, Royston Ladies Is (Christine Knight, Pru Burton, Kathy Betts and Della Gibson) are still on course for promotion to Club Cambridgeshire Division One with two matches yet to play following a 6-2 home win against Haslingfield Is.

The Men’s Is of Andy Holmes, Matt Fellingham, Richard Fosbeary and John Goodbody lost 6-2 at home to Cambourne Is while the

Ladies IIs team of Sue Addison, Emma Windred, Annabel Barrett and Karin Lambert narrowly lost 11-9 in a tiebreak to Burwell but then went on to win 8-0 away at Buckden.

In the Junior Herts Summer leagues Royston played their final matches. In the U8s Harry Lee, Patrick Robinson, William Hamblin and Joseph Cockman scored a tremendous 30-2 win at home to Welwyn.

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In the U9s Sam Turner, Richard Stuart, Joseph Heavy and Harriet Bender lost 16-4 at home to Letchworth.

The U12 team of Gareth Byles, Edward Sclare, George Pemberton and James Sharp beat Welwyn 10-2 and in the final match for the U16 team, Leo Pickett, Toby Jackson, Sam Clayson and Alex Gooding beat Hitchin Boys’ School 7-6.

For full details of all matches, events & Club membership log on to the club website at www.royston-tennis.co.uk.