Field Trophy 2017/18

Updated: 11 Mar 2018 Oxford win
Published: 15 Jan 2018

Oxford beat Moreton Morrell 4-1 to claim the Field Trophy



Oxford beat Moreton Morrell 4-1

  • 3rd Singles - Mike Henman bt Vaugh Hamilton 6/2 6/3
  • 2nd Doubles – George Peel & Mark Fischel bt Simon Hobson & Lloyd Pettiford 6/2 6/1
  • 1st Singles – Rob Walker lost to  Tom Bomford 1/6 6/3 5/6
  • 2nd Singles – Will Morse bt Patrick Sutton 6/2 6/0
  • 1st Doubles – Rory Giddins & Charlie Defries bt Martin Rogers & Philip Shaw-Hamilton 6/1 6/1

Congratulations to Oxford for beating Moreton Morrell in the Field Trophy final!

When team sheets were exchanged, some very close matches were expected, but in the end a clinical Oxford managed to beat MM 4-1. Mike Henman played very well to beat an improving Vaughan Hamilton, combining a powerful forcing game with some beautifully consistent backhand ground strokes. Next up, George Peel and Mark Fischel warmed up slowly, but once they found their range, they linked up well to beat Simon Hobson and Lloyd Pettiford.

Rob Walker had a chance to win the match for Oxford, but Tom Bomford played fantastically well to keep the fixture alive. Tom gave Rob no chance in the first set, but Rob dug deep in the second and played as well as he could have done to level the scores. In a very close third set, the score reached 5-5, and the match could have gone either way, but Tom managed to close out the game and take the match.

Will Morse succeeded in confirming an Oxford victory in the next match as he beat Patrick Sutton in a dominant display. Patrick had little chance against Will who gave no easy points away, and hit some fabulous winners. To conclude the day, Rory Giddins and Charlie Defries were in majestic form as they beat Philip Shaw-Hamilton and Martin Rogers. The Oxford duo hit the ball cleanly, and made few mistakes, rounding off a successful day for Oxford in true style.

Thanks go to RTC who were wonderful hosts, and, of course, to Pol Roger, whose continued sponsorship is very much appreciated.

George Peel

Photos- Tony Branfield


Oxford beat Jesmond Dene 4-1

  • 1st Singles - Rob Walker bt Paul Hetherington 6/5 6/0
  • 2nd Singles - Anthony Bewes bt Alex Dyter 6/0 6/1
  • 3rd Singles - Charlie Defries bt Mark Dickinson 6/0 6/0
  • 2nd Doubles - Chris Lintott & Roger Nathan bt Ronald Paterson & Simon Johnston 6/2 6/1
  • 1st Doubles George Peel & Mark Fischel lost to Richard MacAlister & John Duns 4/6 5/6

Moreton Morrell beat Hatfield 4-1

  • 2nd Doubles Tom Lewis & Simon Hobson bt George Foxall & James Bowler 4/6 6/4 6/3
  • 1st Singles Tom Bomford bt Nick Lloyd 6/0 6/1
  • 2nd Singles Vaughan Hamilton lost to Simon Heck 6/3 2/6 3/6
  • 3rd Singles Lloyd Pettiford bt Steve Brewerton 3/6 6/3 6/2
  • 1st Doubles Rich Wills & Martin Rogers bt Martin Richards & Mark Devonald-Smith 6/2 3/6 6/5


Hatfield beat Leamington 3-2

  • 1st Singles Nick Lloyd beat Robert Frost 6/5 6/0
  • 2nd Singles Simon Heck lost to Freddie Dixon 6/2 3/6 6/3
  • 3rd Singles John Savage lost to Will Todd 6/0 6/2
  • 1st Doubles Martin Richards & Mark Devonald Smith beat Chris Kroeger & Rob Allsop 6/2 6/1
  • 2nd Doubles George Foxall & James Bowler beat Henry Bryan & Tim Hall 6/3 6/0

Moreton Morrell beat Middlesex w/o

Oxford beat Seacourt 4-1

  • 2nd Doubles - George Peel & Dan Escott bt William Flynn & Simon Flynn - 3/6 6/4 6/5
  • 1st Singles - Roman Krznaric bt Hugh Latham - 6/3 6/0
  • 2nd Singles - Rob Walker lost to Tom Weaver - 4/6 4/6
  • 3rd Singles - Rory Giddins bt Charlie Danby - 2/6 6/1 6/2
  • 1st Doubles - Charlie Defries & Steward Licudi bt Paul Weaver & Mark McMurrugh - 6/3 4/6 6/3

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