On Saturday 30 June, in very warm conditions our 12 and Under boys had to face a strong Essex team and although they played competitively, Essex proved too hard to overcome. In order to qualify for the semi's, the team needed to beat Bedfordshire and after winning two singles matches, it all rested on the doubles. After a few momentum swings, the doubles pair, Ryan Parkins and Ganesh Mullaparthi, squeezed a win 11-9 in the deciding tie-break. On Sunday morning the team faced Middlesex and once again the boys put on a strong performance, but were defeated. In the 3rd/4th play off, the boys played Norfolk and after a superb performance by the doubles pair, Sam Slater and Ganesh Mullaparthi, the boys secured 3rd place. Well done to the team for their determination and competitive play.
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