Over 50 Amateur Singles 2018
A strong field of 19 players headed by GB Bathurst captain Peter Wright, holder Simon Shenkman and former winner William Maltby turned up to play in the British Overs 50s Amateur Singles for the Bridgeman Cup at Lordâ€™s on 23 -25 November.
Day One saw a number of three set match with Patrick Lawrence QC surviving a match point to beat Richard MacAlister, Ashley Deakin coming back from losing the first set 2-6 to overcome Australian Tim Poolman and eighth seed Graham Defries eventually prevailing over Ronald Paterson.
On Day Two William Maltby had to retire injured when one set up against Nick Browne, a spirited performance by Defries took him to 4-4 in the second set against Shenkman but no further and an impressive Pete Jarvis beat Peter Holmes 6/1 6/2.
Day Three offered 2 absorbing semi-finals. Shenkmanâ€™s heavily cut length shots to both corners taking him to 5 games all and deuce in the first set before Wright won 6-5 6-3. A very close match between Jarvis and last yearâ€™s finalist Simon Barker came to a premature end when Jarvis had to retire through injury.The final was quite one-sided as Wright won without dropping a game and lost just 11 games in four rounds of the Championships. Richard MacAlister won the Plate.