Large entry at the Midlands Schools Championships

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Oundle School
Saturday, 16th March 2024

STOP PRESS An entry of 23 players from 6 Midlands schools, 18 of them in the U18 section, saw a long and competitive day of Fives, organised by Alex Smith and kindly hosted by Oundle School. The honours were shared, with Rugby School U18s winning titles at the expense of Derby Moor in the Singles and Stamford School in the Doubles. In the small U15 section Hari Jones from Stamford won gold in the Singles, which was played as a round robin, and then paired up with Connor McNaughton in the U18 Doubles to take silver. In the U15 Doubles it was the young Rugby pairing who enjoyed success, beating  Derby Moor’s representatives in a best-of-three final.

U18 Singles

1st round: H Cubitt (Oundle) bt T Harrison (Bedford Modern) ; A Noble (Rugby) bt C Sharpe (Stamford) ; L Marsden (Oundle) bt A Kisiel (Oundle) ; C McNaughton (Stamford) bt J Cleary (Bedford Modern) 11-7; L Mackenzie (Oundle) bt B Luttman Johnson (Oundle) 11-5
Quarter-finals: S McMurran (Bedford) bt Cubitt ; Noble bt Marsden ; W Milne (Rugby) bt McNaughton 11-6; K Davins (Derby Moor) bt Mackenzie 11-1
Semi-finals: Noble bt McMurran ; Davins bt Milne 11-3
Final: Noble (Rugby) bt Davins (Derby Moor) 16-14

Also played: F Morgan (Bedford); H Gibb and J Thompson (Bedford Modern); C Greaves and D Wright (Derby Moor); L Empson, K Lakkapppa, G Richards, M Spencer and A Plume (Oundle) 

U18 Doubles

Group A: 1st Stamford 1; 2nd Oundle 3; 3rd Bedford Modern 2
Group B: 1st Bedford 1; 2nd Derby Moor ; 3rd Oundle 4
Group C: 1st Rugby 1; 2nd Stamford 2; 3rd Oundle 1
Group D: 1st Bedford Modern 1; 2nd Oundle 2; 3rd Oundle 5

Semi-finals: Stamford 1 bt Bedford Modern 1 11-9; Rugby 1 bt Bedford 
Final: Rugby 1 (Milne & N0ble) bt Stamford 1 (H Jones & McNaughton)
Plate: Stamford 2 (R Jones & Sharpe) bt Bedford Modern 2

U15 Singles

1st H Jones (Stamford) 44 pts; 2nd H Turner-Linke (Rugby) 37 pts; 3rd M Staryk (Derby Moor) 25 pts

Also played: Z Winson Yates (Derby Moor) and H Skailes (Rugby) 

U15 Doubles

Final: Rugby School (Skailes & Turner-Linke) bt Derby Moor (Staryk & Yates) 11-1, 11-8

The players

Derby Moor versus Rugby in the U18 final

The U18 Singles champion from Rugby

The U18 Doubles champions

Rugby’s pair take the U15 Doubles

Oundle versus Rugby

Bedford versus Oundle