U12s played Devon away at Teign School yesterday and returned another 20-0 result, securing our first SWCBA league victory of the 2019-2020 season.
We again tried some new pairings for this match and everyone adapted extremely well - most notably we saw some great communication, mentoring and tactical discussions when the going got a little tight. It was really great to see our young players start to problem solve and identify what was working well/not so well in games and most importantly figure out what they wanted to change independently.
Many thanks to Pradeep Earla for team managing and support.
Extra special mention goes to Shreyasi (Shreya) Pai in her county debut. Shreyasi arrived at her first ever county trial at the Olympiad yesterday and bravely stepped in to replace an injured team member at the eleventh hour. She put in an amazing performance to win all her games in just 2 ends and was a fantastic, positive addition to the team. Many thanks go to Shreyasi for taking on the challenge in such great spirits and to Sanjay and Pooja for your flexibility, support and getting her to us so quickly!
It has been a real pleasure watching this team grow and develop over this season; we have bounced back from a tough opener against Berkshire and put in some solid performances with growth and intelligence – I really can’t wait to see what next season has in store.
Fantastic season U12s!
John Jenkins, U16 Team Captain.
Sunday 8th March
Wiltshire U16’s had a very positive 27-9 win against Cornwall on Sunday 8th March. There was some excellent game play from both teams and it was good to see all the matches being played with fairness and a strong team spirit. The highlight of the match was winning all the mixed doubles where there was clearly improvement in communication and choice of shots. It was nice to see the coaching from the County training being used to good effect . Well done to the whole team and thanks to the coaches Chris and Raymond.
Sally Higham 09/03/2020
U18 Team Manager
The U18 team faced tough opposition from Berkshire in our latest Shires match at Chippenham.
The Berkshire No. 1 boy is particularly high ranking on a national scale and proved very challenging to take on.
However Wiltshire fought hard, putting into the games as much of their training as they could. The matches were mostly high scoring with some close battles. The team supported each other and maintained good spirits and sportsmanship throughout, which was noted by the Berkshire team.