On Saturday, 9 September the 2017 D’Abernon Cup reached the finale and the Old Reptonians and Old Reedonians battled it out for the silverware.
1st pair: Richard Harrison & Jamie Muirhead
2nd pair: Dan Cottier & Rhys Hangar
3rd pair: Phil Brindley & Phil Cooper
1st pair: Tommy Bennet & Harry Burley
2nd pair: Gary Le Pla & Will Maslen
3rd pair: n/a
Old Reptonians 1st pair:
- Lost to Old Reedonians 1st pair 5-7, 6-2
- Beat Old Reedonians 2nd pair 6-2, 6-2
Old Reptonians 2nd pair:
- Lost to Old Reedonians 1st pair 3-6, 1-6
- Beat Old Reedonians 2nd pair 6-4, 6-2
Old Reptonians 3rd pair:
- Lost to Old Reedonians 1st pair 1-6, 0-6
- Lost to Old Reedonians 2nd pair 4-6, 6-3, 8-10
Overall, the Old Reptonians won the final 5-4.
With the rain the day before the final, the AELTC grass courts were not playable; so the final was moved to the clay courts, which gave a different tempo of play but the quality was still as high as expected. The tennis was enjoyed by all players and a large number of spectators.
The Old Reptonians were delighted to retain the D’Abernon Cup and I am sure that the Old Reedonians team will be looking to avenge this defeat in 2018. After the match, both teams retired to a suite at the All England Club to enjoy a fine afternoon tea overlooking the courts.
The D’Abernon Cup is run throughout the year and a thanks to all teams that entered our flagship tournament of the Association. Our sincere thanks must go to the All England Lawn tennis & Croquet Club for once again hosting the final and its excellent hospitality.
Details on entering the 2018 D’Abernon Cup will be sent out in February 2018, if you are interested in entering a team, please contact us via the website.
D’Abernon Cup Organising Committee 2017 – PSOBLTA