Bumper entry brings season to conclusion in exciting fashion

A bumper entry saw more than 70 players competing in an end-of-season moderates tournament at the UEA Sportspark.

In the level doubles event, 44 men played many closely contested matches.

Ben Hicken and Matt Haynes (UEA) reached the final with a 21-16 victory over Matt and Dan Farrow (APP) in the semis, while James Spinks and Ricky Dally (Teachers) beat Richard Smith and George Britcher 21-19.

The final produced another close match, won by Hicken and Haynes 21-17.

Two Under-17 pairs were the stars of the women's doubles event. In the semi-finals Lauren Read and Amy Sharman beat Kim Savory and Sarah Williams (CIA), while Kathryn Adamson and Devon Minnis came out on top against Sally Bridgstock and Sarah Sharp (Tasburgh).

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This set up a close and exciting final between the youngsters which was won by Read and Sharman 21-20.

Sixteen pairs entered the mixed doubles. Eddie Simmons and Suzanne Benton (YMCA) won their semi-final against Tim Harrison and Nova Fairbank 15-8, 15-6, while Joe Webb and Joy Brown (Teachers) beat Darren Ellis and Joy Eglen (FBI) 10-15, 15-10, 15-6.

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An exhausting 15-10, 15-11 final went the way of Webb and Brown.

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