Enfield 4-3 High Wycombe
2nd October 2016
Surbiton - Longman Cup Final
Tony Elliott (6) and Michael Broadway (now 14) beat David Warhurst (3.5) and Richard Peperell (14) 19-18 (T).
David Frost (5) beat Keith Pound (9) 24-23 (T).
John Street (9) lost to Raouf Allim (5) 4-26.
David F beat David W 26-13.
Tony lost to Raouf 5-26.
John beat Keith 26-23.
Michael lost to Richard 11-20 (T).
So Enfield 4 High Wycombe 3 and WE WON THE CUP !!
Honourable mentions to the whole team; David won all 3 of his singles matches, and John and Michael each won 2 out of 3, and we won both doubles. We shall ignore the captain's performance in his
singles matches against (he insists) opponents who were all "hitting in" with alarming accuracy and persistence from all parts of the court, but he did at least help Michael achieve victory in the
doubles match in the Final, which featured the longest and most tense "golden hoop" struggle in living memory - at the same time as David F was involved in a similar battle against Keith on the other
court. But pride of place goes to John's brilliant come-back to beat Keith +3 on the final afternoon. As should be obvious from these comments, the result could easily have gone either way, so thanks
to High Wycombe for making it such a good final. Their star was Raouf Allim, who won all four of his games easily over the weekend and celebrated with a deserved handicap reduction!
Report by team captain Tony Elliott
Enfield 5-2 Bowdon - 1st October 2016 @Surbiton - Longman Cup Semi-Final
Enfield: David Frost (5), Tony Elliott (6), John Street (9) & Michael Broadway (16)
Bowden: Sylvia Steer (4.5), Mike Steer (5), Barry McKenzie (7) & Adrian Apps (11)
David Frost (5) and John Street (9) beat Sylvia Steer (4.5) and Mike Steer (5) 19-18 (T).
Tony Elliott (6) lost to Adrian Apps (11) 2-26.
Michael Broadway (16) beat Barry McKenzie (7) 26-2.
David beat Sylvia 26-1.
Tony lost to Mike 16-19 (T).
John beat Barry 26-18.
Michael beat Adrian 26-9.
Wrest Park 2-5 Enfield - 27 September 2016 Longman Cup Quarter Final
Wrest Park: David Wooley (7), Geoff Strutt (9), John Tew (9), Peter Aspinall (11)
Enfield: David Frost (5),Tony Elliott (7), John Street (9) & Michael Broadway (16)
Wrest Park names first in all results:
Geoff Strutt (9) and Peter Aspinall (11) lost to Tony Elliott (7) and Michael Broadway (16) 8-26.
John Tew (9) beat David Frost (5) 26-23.
David Woolley (7) lost to John Street 17-20 (T).
David Woolley lost to David Frost 14-26.
Geoff Strutt lost to Tony Elliott 17-22 (T).
John Tew beat John Street 26-17.
Peter Aspinall lost to Michael Broadway 20-21 (T).
Enfield 4-2 Northampton – 31 August 2016 AC Beds & Herts League
The team that played against Melgrave with the League Shield: Tony, David G F, Ken and David MENFIELD 5-1 Wrest Park – Beds & Herts AC League – 7 August
Enfield's Fixture Secretary chose a lovely day for our Association team to win the league for the 4th time, and they did so despite still having one match yet to play. Enfield’s record in the League thus far is won 4 drawn 1 lost 0. So congratulations to the squad which this season comprised: Ken Pickett, Brian Havill, Tony Elliott, John Street and David Frost.
Enfield: Ken Pickett (2.5), Brian Havill (3), Tony Elliott (6) & David Frost (7)
Wrest Park: Bryan Harral (0), David Woolley (7), Geoff Strutt (9) & Pater Aspinall (14)
Results were as follows with the home team shown first:
Ken & David F 23T-16T Bryan & Peter
Brian & Tony 23T-6T David W & Geoff
Ken 26-7 Bryan … Brian 26-11 David W
Tony 16-26 Geoff … David 26-18 Peter
Enfield will play in the East Anglia Area League Play-Off for the Chairman's Cup against the winners of the Essex & Suffolk League and the Northern League on Saturday October 3rd at Newport.St Albans 2-2 ENFIELD - Beds & Herts AC League - 18 July
St Albans: Chris Frost (5), Heather Bennett (6) & Derek Lambert (18)
Enfield: Ken Pickett (2.5), David Frost (7) & Tony Elliott (7)
Doubles: Heather & Derek 15T - 14T Ken & Tony ..... Chris & Derek 17T-Ken & David 18T
Singles: Chris 20T-19T David .... Heather 20T-23T Tony
After a disappointing mornings play Enfield found themselves 2 - 0 down losing both the doubles and singles -1 on time. The afternoon session also started slowly with both games doubtful and looking like a 4 - 0 whitewash. Tony had other plans and after a couple of good turns against Heather, got his nose in front. Heather fought back to put the pressure on but Tony won a tight finish +3 on time.
In the other doubles game David and Ken were struggling, David was stuck on hoop 4 and Ken on 1 back. Meanwhile Chris Frost went round to peg and Derek Lambert to hoop 6. Ken managed to get round to penult with time running out fast. David was on the lawn when time was called and we still needed 4 hoops to win, a pretty tall task, but David suddenly became inspired and not only made 4 hoops but 5 to win the game +1 on time, and levelling the match 2 - 2 gaining a valuable league point.ENFIELD 4-2 Watford – Beds & Herts AC - 17 June
Enfield: Ken Pickett (2.5), Brian Havill (3.5), Tony Elliott (7), David Frost (8)
Watford: John Smallbone (3), Geoff Johnson (4), Robin Barry (9), Adam Huby (10)
Ken & Tony 15T-11T John & Robin
Brian & David 14T-15T Geoff & Adam
Ken 17T-20T John, Brian 17T-10T Geoff, Tony 22T-16T Robin, David 25T-18T Adam
As Ken remarked, nothing really exceptional about this well fought match other than the fact that all the games played on the day were timed out. The first time Ken has known this to happen, so I figure that has to be an absolute rarity.Hurlingham 5-2 ENFIELD - Longman Cup - 13 June
Teams: Denis Cross (7), Clare Benson (10), Jennifer Alwen (16), Tony Bingham (16)
Brian Havill (3.5), Tony Elliott (7), David Frost (8), David Minihane (18)
The Enfield AC team (Brian Havill (3.5), Tony Elliott (7), David Frost (8) and David Minihane (18) visited the superb lawns at the Hurlingham Club (the buildings were pretty good too!) for a Longman Cup match on 13th June. In the morning Doubles, Brian and David M met the female pairing of Clare Benson (10) and Jennifer Alwen (16), and were defeated 13-26. Meanwhile Tony E managed a 26-18 victory over Tony Bingham (16), being rather fortunate that immediately after a good 9 hoop break from Tony E, Tony B’s play seemed to become rather nervous and he used 6 of his 9 bisques in quick succession in achieving only 2 hoop points. And David GF managed an impressive 26-6 win over Denis Cross (7).
Hurlingham then rolled out their secret weapon – an excellent lunch! Which seems to have lulled us into a false sense of security, as the Hurlingham team all played too strongly for us in the afternoon Singles. Denis exacted strong revenge for his morning defeat by beating Brian 26-3, and Jennifer once again displayed her “rapid improver” status by playing very well to beat David GF 26-15. Tony E and Clare fought out an excellent match, which could easily have gone either way almost up to the end, but Clare prevailed 26-19. However the tightest contest, and the last to finish with all the other players looking on, was between David M and Tony B; it went to time, with David just being beaten 20-18 after almost overturning a deficit with an excellent come-back break.
Most memorable sight of the day – four liveried “servants” of the Hurlingham Club bringing, in single file, trays of afternoon tea and cakes out to the tent by the croquet lawns, at the behest of the exceptionally hospitable Hurlingham team manager, Hugh Carlisle QC. And very excellent the cakes were too……Letchworth 1- 5 ENFIELD - 6th May
Home team players shown first:
Keith Rhodes & David Mathews lost to Brian Havill & John Street -15
John Hall & Robert Staddon lost to Tony Elliot & David Frost -6
Keith lost to Brian -1T
John lost to Tony -6T
David M beat David F +7T
Robert lost to John -1T
Scores unknownNorthampton 2-4 ENFIELD Beds & Herts AC - 23 April
Home team: Mike Hills (1.5), James Skelton (2), Richard Cain (10), plus Jill (20) & Richard (10) Carrick
Away team: Brian Havill (4.5), Tony Elliott (8), David Frost (8), John Street (11)
Jill & Mike 16T-20T Brian & John … James & Richard 12T-13T Tony & David
Mike 11T-18T Brian … James 26-8 Tony … Richard 17T-14T David … Les 17-26 John
FOR MATCHES PRIOR TO 2015 PLEASE REFER TO THE AC ARCHIVE