45Club 60+ and 65+ mens teams were successful in the first round of the National Seniors inter-club Knockout.
The 65+ team away to Queens Club drew 2 rubbers each, but won by 5 sets to 4. Our 1st pair Mike Dean and Kevin Ivie were 7-5 6-2 against Queens 1st pair then 6-0 6-2. Graham Birch (captain) and Sandy Balfour were 4-6 6-2 0-1 against their 2nd pair then 4-6 5-7 against their 1st pair.
The 60+ team away to Reigate were winners by 3 rubbers to 1. Our 1st pair Kevin Ivie (captain) and Neil Crawford were 6-2 6-3 against Reigate 1st pair then 6-0 6-2. Alan Gordon and Barry Sayers (standing in for an injured Richard Hutchins) were 6-3 6-1 against their 2nd pair then 3-6 4-6. The picture L to R is of Alan, Barry, Neil and Kevin. The 60+ team are at home (at Oxshott) to St Georges Hill in the next round.