13th Jul, 2020

Stratford hang on to Inter-League Charity Cup

Liam Moakes 5th Sep, 2018 Updated: 5th Sep, 2018

STRATFORD were crowned 2018 Inter-League Charity Cup winners after an exciting 3-1 victory over Leamington in the final at Alcester Tennis Club on Sunday.

Reigning champions Stratford represented the Wildmoor Summer League and Leamington represented the Stratford & District Winter League in the 17th year of this competition between the two leagues.

In fine weather, Stratford drew first blood when their top pair Callum Bailey and Cameron Malik won 6-1, 6-3 against Leamington’s Harry Brunton and Oliver Oatley.

However, Leamington made it 1-1 when their captain Miguel Espada and Ben Franklin beat Stratford captain Tim Page and partner Simon West 6-3, 6-2.

After the turnaround, Bailey and Malik proved too strong for Espada and Franklin who were beaten 6-2, 6-1 and in the final rubber Page and West upped their game to see off Brunton and Oatley 6-2, 6-1 to seal victory for Stratford.

Wildmoor Summer League president Tony King presented the cup and individual awards, the latter of which had been donated by the Wildmoor League.

The £100 cheque donated by the winter league will be given to the Starlight Children’s Foundation at the request of winners Stratford.

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