On Friday 15th November, in the final at the David Lloyd Centre in Dudley, the Hallamshire Men’s Over 70 team won the 2019 National Inter Club Championships by beating the Leicester Club 4-0, thus reversing last year’s loss to the same club by the same margin, some turn around! In an equally tough encounter in the semi-final the team had beaten The Queens Club, at Queens, something of a rarity it is believed. Emphasising the team’s dominance in this competition was the fact that no rubbers were lost in the whole campaign.
The team now hopes to represent Great Britain in the 2020 World Championships somewhere in mainland Europe next year, all expenses paid.
The team is pictured, from the left; Greg Pearson, Wilf Jessop, John Andrews, John Howarth and Dave Allerton