Crake Valley beat High Wycombe 4-2 in Federations Shield – 16th July 2021
On a sunny day the holders High Wycombe met Crake Valley from the north west on neutral ground at Ashby CC. As previously agreed, the singles took place in the morning with honours shared 2-2 at lunch.
In the afternoon, solid performances by Sandra Cornes and Simon Robins saw Crake Valley win both singles to take the match. At that time a very interesting and close contest was ongoing between David Cornes and Frank Sharps (CV) and Martin Bowker & Mark Higgins (HW) with the score 6-7, 7-3. It was, however, agreed to curtail the contest as both teams had long journeys and the Ashby club’s members had arrived for their regular “roll up” session.
Final score Crake Valley 4.5 High Wycombe 2.5 so a new name will appear on the shield in 2021.
Martin Bowker (HW) beat David Cornes (CV) 7-1, 4-7, 7-4
Frank Sharps (CV) beat Mark Higgins (HW) 7-3, 7-6
Marc Allen (HW) beat Simon Robins (CV) 7-6, 7-3
Sandra Cornes (CV) beat Nigel Clogg (HW) 7-5, 7-6
Simon Robins (CV) beat Nigel Clogg (HW) 7-2, 7-3
Sandra Cornes (CV) beat Marc Allen (HW) 7-6, 7-6
David Cornes & Frank Sharps (CV) drew with Michael Bowker & Mark Higgins (HW) 6-7, 7-3