£18.00

Collapse AllNorwich Parks Doubles - Round 17 | Thursday 26 September 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

A fantastic doubles round in Norwich with 83% of all possible matches played and players seemingly nipping out to play in what was sometimes the only 2 hour break in the rain. Many thanks to everyone for all their commitment and for making this such a successful round! Here's to the next one!

Group Summary:

Kieren and Sam successfully defended their title to top this well fought group once again. Richard and Jonny were hot on their heels and finished just two points behind to take the silver, but Kieren and Sam were not to be denied! Congratulations to them and many thanks for sending in a commentary with every match!

Final Rankings:

  1. Kieren Buxton & Sam Crisp [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Baines & Jonny Billing [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Leon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Mason & Andy Macdonald [W1, L2] 3
  5. Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson [W1, L4] 3
  6. Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth [L4]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRichard Baines & Jonny Billing bt Peter Mason & Andy Macdonald (Nov 21) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close game, best one we’ve played this round. Look forward to another match soon. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Baines & Jonny Billing bt Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth (Nov 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in slippery conditions. Enjoyable match. Thanks Guys. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentLynne Johnson & Mark Johnson bt Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game played in great spirit. Lovely Sunday morning weather at Eaton Park."  -- Lynne
Reveal CommentRichard Baines & Jonny Billing bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Nov 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played on a slippery court! Good rallies and points played in front of the raucous crowd! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPeter Mason & Andy Macdonald bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match with some great rallies throughout. Thanks for the game!"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentLeon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton bt Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth (Oct 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable match. Look forward to another match in the future!"  -- Leon
Reveal CommentRichard Baines & Jonny Billing bt Leon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton (Oct 29) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really entertaining game on a freezing cold night at Eaton Park. Despite our opponents playing with three players (we're counting the net as being on their side!!!) we managed to edge a very tight first set. Richard & Jonny's ability to force the errors and hit great winners ensured they won the match though by taking the next two quite comfortably. Great fun, played in good spirits and looking forward to playing you both again!"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Richard Baines & Jonny Billing (Oct 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to finish just before the heavy rain. Some good rallies and played in good spirit, thanks for the game Jonny and Richard! "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in great spirit with some good rallies on the carpet. Thanks for the game and best of luck with the rest. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Travis Malloy & Sam Hoggarth (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you both and thanks for the game. Wouldn't have said it was your first match together. Best of luck for the rest of the round! "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentKieren Buxton & Sam Crisp bt Peter Mason & Andy Macdonald (Oct 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and close games throughout. An enjoyable match played in good spirit, good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Kieren
Reveal CommentLeon Frere-Smith & Mark Dumpleton bt Lynne Johnson & Mark Johnson (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match on a nice evening at Eaton Park. Plenty of close rallies with some lovely shots from both Mark & Lynne made this a competitive, entertaining match. Best of luck in the rest of the group to you both!"  -- Mark

Group Summary:

Calum & Tim were on a bit of a roll this round and hadn't lost a set in three matches. Then they came up against Inga (playing her first doubles this round) & Mike and the match went the distance, finishing with one of those see-saw scores 6-2, 1-6, 6-2. "Interesting game" said Calum! Some close matches and generous commentaries with everything but the weather playing ball. Congrats to the winners and well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Calum Pollock & Tim Oakley [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Inga Misane & Mike Dixon [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May [W3, L2] 7
  4. Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson [W1, L4] 3
  6. Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Inga Misane & Mike Dixon (Dec 1) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Interesting game, could have gone either way in the last set. Was good fun. Thanks for playing Inga and Mike. "  -- Calum
Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy (Nov 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game had. Thanks for playing Julie and Peter. "  -- Calum
Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson bt Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett (Nov 17) Walkover
Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy bt Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett (Nov 15) Walkover
Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson (Nov 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game of tennis, thanks for playing. First time I had played against a lefty, Sandra's serves threw me off abit. Swapped partners and played some more games until we ran out of light. "  -- Calum
Reveal CommentInga Misane & Mike Dixon bt Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson (Nov 10) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "In contrary to what score suggests it was very very close game. Even in last set there were regular deuces and very prolonged games. Nania and Sandra style suggested more experience and it was very difficult to make them to to miss difficult shots from oponent, also both were really great at the net. The combination of luck and avoidance of too much risk helped eventually us to win though any next time the outcome may be very different. Thank you Nania and Sandra for the friendly game, it was a pleasure to play with you and good luck for remaining matches.! "  -- Inga
Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May bt Georgia Edwards & Connor Dummett (Nov 10) Walkover
Reveal CommentInga Misane & Mike Dixon bt Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May (Nov 3) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "It was interesting very close match. As the score shows the outcome was not clear up to the very end of the match, we had lots of deuces especially during the last set leading to tiebrake. Though somehow in final minutes the fortune dwelled longer on our side. Thank you Liliya and Linda for this great game!"  -- Inga

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova & Linda May bt Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson (Nov 2) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to play in the only 2 hour window of dry weather. However, it was still challenging as it was very blustery especially during the first and third sets. Even so we had a really enjoyable match with lots of long rallies using all of the court. We had many games going to deuce which could have gone either way. Thanks Nania and Sandra for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of tennis."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentJulie Rolle & Peter Mundy bt Sandra O’Neill & Nania Poulson (Oct 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match played in very blustery conditions, but at least it didn’t rain! We had some great doubles play and some close games with numerous deuces. Well played and good luck with your other matches"  -- Julie
Reveal CommentInga Misane & Mike Dixon bt Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to have such competitive though very very friendly match with Peter and Julia, especially appreciated by Inga as it was her first experience in doubles. Thank you all for this enjoyable event and all the best luck in remaining matches! "  -- Inga
Reveal CommentCalum Pollock & Tim Oakley bt Liliya Serazetdinova & Linda May (Oct 12) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game, some great back and forth rallies. Enjoyed the extra third set played. Thanks for playing Liliya and Linda"  -- Calum
Reveal CommentLiliya Serazetdinova & Linda May bt Julie Rolle & Peter Mundy (Oct 6) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After a couple of issues with the rain - we had to move the match indoors due to the deluge and even then it was touch and go whether we'd be able to play because the roof was leaking badly at David Lloyds. However we finally managed to get under way on the only court that wasn't soaking wet and what a very enoyable time we had. Both sets were tight, the first was very tight with lots of games going to duece. We had some great rallies using allangles the court allows. The score in the second set didn't reflect how close that was as well. The match could have gone either way. Thank you Liliya for finding a court at the 11th hour and thank you Julie and Peter for agreeing to split the costs of the court."  -- Linda