Goons have started the new campaign in Division 1 of the Hinckley league where they left off last season. Their opening fixture saw them overcome Cat B by 10 sets to 0. Jason Woodfield was man of the match for Goons winning his three but Steve Adams managed to take a game off both John Sjostak and Lucky Obi. In their next game however G Ward B managed to dent their progress by taking three sets in a 7 set to 3 victory for Goons.
Barlestone A last season’s runner-up also won 10 sets to 0 in their first match against G Ward E Phil Jones leading the way with a maximum. Young Frankie Hallam the pick of GW E by taking Alex Westerby to five games before losing 11-4 in the final game. Their meeting with Cat a saw the Desford side collect a useful win by 6 sets to 4over Barlestone A. Alex Mason in fine form for Cat A winning all three of his matches.
Cat A also defeated the Barlestone B side by 20 sets to nil giving them a good start to the new campaign.
Despite a splendid maximum from Mick Allsop, an understrength G Ward B went down by 6 sets to 4 to Cat C. Both nick Raynor and Andy Spring taking two victories each for Cat.
G Ward A also had a good start to the season defeating Queens Mira by 8 sets to 2. Jason Essex winning his three for the Barwell side.
G Ward E continue to suffer, this time at the hands of their own A team losing by 9 sets to 1. Dave Richardson (GWE) collecting the one victory over Leigh Morris.
Queen’s Mira overcame Cat D to in by 7 sets to 3.
In the recent Cadet and Junior County trials Hinckley players did exceptionally well in most of the categories
Junior boys saw Matt Wynne ranked 6th. County number 1 is Jack Rogers of Leicester. In the Cadet boys Edward Brown is ranked 2, Oliver Wynne at 3, James Walker at 4 with Bevan Wale at 9 and George Moore at 11. The number 1 ranked player is Oscar Bentley (Leics).
In the County Girls Frankie Hallam is number one, Alana Richardson is three and Freya Wynne is 6th. All play in the Hinckley league for the George Ward Club.