This year we faced five strong counties, namely Yorkshire, Lancashire, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire who had just been been promoted. The results are as follows:
Saturday 28th April Hertfordshire bt Norfolk 3 -2
Sunday 9th June Bucks bt Norfolk 3-2
Saturday 18th May Norfolk bt Surrey 3-2
Saturday 15th June Norfolk bt Lancashire 3-2
Sunday 21st July Yorkshire bt Norfolk 3-2
These results just show how close the competition was with a couple of these matches losing in the third set tie break! Below demonstrates even more how close it was between Yorkshire, Lancashire and us. We had to wait until the very end of the season to see our fate, but I’m confident we will bounce back next year!
|Points||Played||Rubbers||Sets||Sets %||Games||Games %|
|1||Surrey Women 50||8||5||17||–||8||35||–||18||66.0%||258||–||198||56.6%|
|2||Hertfordshire Women 50||6||5||16||–||9||35||–||21||62.5%||256||–||188||57.7%|
|3||Yorkshire Women 50||6||5||13||–||12||27||–||25||51.9%||236||–||204||53.6%|
|4||Lancashire Women 50||4||5||13||–||12||29||–||29||50.0%||219||–||250||46.7%|
|5||Norfolk Women 50||4||5||12||–||13||26||–||27||49.1%||226||–||218||50.9%|
|6||Buckinghamshire Women 50||2||5||4||–||21||12||–||44||21.4%||154||–||291||34.6%|
Thank you so much to my committed squad of ladies who all played brilliantly throughout: Judy Horn, Lesley Cooper, Susie Hill, Ann Nicholls, Sara Worley and to Tish Peal and Mary Ogden for their much appreciated guest appearances!