the ashes - 1st May 2016 - the results
CHILHAM
BRIDGE
CHILHAM
BRIDGE
ROUND ONE
Mens Doubles
Derek and Rich
Kit + Nigel
8
0
 
Dan + Tony
Kim and William
8
6
Ladies Doubles
Anna + Linda
Jo and Katie
7
8
 
Jo + Liz
Alison and Suzanne
2
8
ROUND TWO
Mixed Doubles
Rich and Helen
Trevor + Rhona
8
7
 
Paul and Joanna
Gerry and Helen
4
8
ROUND THREE
Ladies Doubles
Anna + Linda
Alison and Suzanne
8
4
 
Joy + Liz
Jo and Katie
2
8
Mens Doubles
Derek and Pete
Kim and William
8
0
 
Dan + Tony
Kit + Nigel
5
8
ROUND FOUR
Mixed Doubles
Rich and Helen
Gerry and Helen
8
2
 
Paul and Joanna
Trevor + Rhona
6
8
   
RESULT
74
67
the ashes - 1st May 2016 - the report

Chilham Tennis Club win The Ashes at the 3rd attempt:
A Tennis version of the cricket ashes? Well, like many great ideas, the plan was formulated over a few beers, at the Woolpack back in 2014. By the end of the evening, and several more beers it was all worked out (sort of). We approached Bridge Tennis Club, a nearby village club of similar standing  with the idea and arranged an annual series of matches that would include ladies, mixed and men’s doubles.  Chilham Tennis Club has 2 courts and 2 more were required to stage the event. Chilham Castle came to the rescue and offered the loan of their own 2 Astroturf courts overlooking their wonderful grounds. The event has now been running for 3 years.
At the end of the first Ashes in 2014, which was won by Bridge, we burned a couple of old wooden rackets in the Woolpack’s log fire and the resultant ashes were incorporated into a purpose-built small oak casket which is kept in the trophy cabinet in the long room (aka the bar) at the Woolpack.
Bridge also won the 2015 Ashes but this year Chilham came out on top preventing a Bridge hat-trick and edging it by 74 games to 67. It was a closely fought contest in brilliant sunshine and if you were playing at the Castle there were stunning views over the Stour Valley and the equestrian event being held in the Castle grounds.
Bridge will be back next year in an attempt to regain the Ashes but they can expect a strong defence from Chilham to hold onto the coveted trophy.

 

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