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Field Trophy 2019/20

Updated Mar 07, 2020 (Final Results)
Published Aug 02, 2019
Leamington beat Jesmond Dene 5-0 at Moreton Morrell



Leamington beat Jesmond Dene 5-0

  • 2nd Doubles: Chris Kroeger & James Coyne bt Felix White & Ollie Taylor 4/6 6/1 6/3
  • 1st Singles: Robert Shenkman bt Paul Hetherington 6/0 6/0
  • 3rd Singles: Freddie Dixon bt Alex Dyter 6/5 6/3
  • 2nd Singles: Tom Seymour Mead bt Ollie Martyn- Hemphill 5/6 6/1 6/2
  • 1st Doubles:Julian Snow & Rob Stewart bt John Duns & Richard Macalister 6/0 6/0

FIELD TROPHY FINAL at Moreton Morrell

7th February 2020

Sponsored by POL ROGER


Leamington have, this year, assembled an extremely strong team that, on the evidence of the Field Trophy Final, will push the big three metropolitan teams next year. A 5/0 score line masks the fact that Jesmond Dene put up some feisty resistance throughout the day.

Their 2nd Doubles pair of Felix White and Ollie Taylor seemed to have surprised themselves by going a set up 6/4 against Chris Kroeger and James Coyne but their defiance faded as the Leamington pair played more consistently to mop up the next two sets 6/1, 6/3.

Robert Shenkman is one of the top 4 amateurs in the country and displayed his quality of stroke in a 6/0, 6/0 victory against Paul Hetherington. Robert’s place in the post-match dinner depended on a clean sweep and sadly Paul disappointed the dedans when on one occasion being advantage up!

In the third singles tie, young Alex Dyter put up a spirited performance against Leamington captain Freddie Dixon who, after squeezing through to a 6/5 first set win, had fewer problems in the second set.

In the dead rubbers, Ollie Martyn- Hemphill looks an exciting prospect, taking Tom Seymour Mead to three sets having taken the first 6/5. However, Tom’s experience and determination and quality shone through in relatively easy 6/1, 6/2 set wins.

In the first doubles match Julian Snow and Rob Stewart were far too strong for John Duns and Richard Macalister – former World Championship contender Julian has lost none of his skills even if years of play has left his hips and knees in need of rejuvenation.

It was a most enjoyable and sociable day with many thanks to James Simpson and Pol Roger for their most generous sponsorship and Tom Granville for marking and masterminding the day.

Good luck to both teams in next year’s Pol Roger.


Holyport lost to Jesmond Dene 2-3

  • 1st Singles: Nick Baker lost to Paul Hetherington 2/6 6/2 1/6
  • 1st Doubles: Robert Peel & Andy Keeley bt Richard MacAlister & Mark Dickinson 6/5 6/2
  • 2nd Singles: Ed Popplewell lost to Alex Dyter 1/6 0/6
  • 2nd Doubles: Simon Talbot-Williams & David Barker bt John Duns & Simon Johnston 6/1 6/0
  • 3rd Singles: Charles Human lost to Oliver Taylor 5/6 5/6

Hatfield lost to Leamington 1-4

  • 2nd Doubles: Jonathan Fisher & Joe Thompson lost to Andy Dixon & Will Todd 2/6 2/6
  • 2nd Singles: Josh King lost to Simon Shenkman 4/6 0/6
  • 1st Singles: Nick Lloyd lost to Tom Seymour-Mead 2/6 0/6
  • 3rd Singles: Nick Brodie lost to Graham Defries 5/6 6/2 5/6
  • 1st Doubles: Mark Devonald-Smith & Martin Richards beat John Lillie & Chris French 6/0 6/4

1st Round

Jesmond Dene beat Prested Hall 3-2

  • 2nd Doubles Mark Dickinson & Duncan Edwards bt Stuart Levett & Mike Norgrove 6/0 6/0
  • 2nd Singles Ollie Martyn-Hemphill bt Peter Holmes 6/5 5/6 6/2
  • 3rd Singles Alex Dyter lost to Tom Shrager 4/6 6/3 4/6
  • 1st Singles Paul Hetherington lost to Matt Potter 3/6 6/3 5/6
  • 1st Doubles Richard MacAlister & Ollie Taylor bt Colin Sprott & David Hunter 6/4 6/2

Leamington beat Oxford 4-1

  • 2nd Doubles: Tom Seymour Mead & Chris Kroeger bt Frazer MacDiarmid and Julien Fox 6/0 6/3
  • 1st Doubles: Julian Snow & Rob Stewart bt Stewart Licudi and James Bates 5/6 6/5 6/4
  • 1st Singles: Robert Shenkman bt Rob Walker 6/0 6/0
  • 3rd Singles: Freddie Dixon bt Anthony Bewes 5/6 6/4 6/2
  • 2nd Singles: James Coyne lost to Charlie Defries 6/5 1/6 1/6
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