Kent Ladies O 50 team today retained their county title in Pontefract this weekend, emulating their performance as part of the O40 team two weeks ago. The team beat Herts 3/0 in the semi final and then faced Yorkshire in a re-run of last year’s final (only this time Yorkshire had a new number one).
First on was the captain, Karen Hume, who narrowly missed out on beating Yorkshire’s Paula Arrowsmith for the first time 12- 15 in the fifth, after 58 minutes of keenly contested squash.
Next on was Mandy Akin at no.1 string, who had the added pressure of having to win in order to give the team a fighting chance of the title. She managed to secure victory in the fifth, in a tightly competitive match.
With the match standing at one all, it was down to number 2, Candy Wilton, to save the day. Having lost the first game, Candy settled down, found her shots and took the next three games: sweet victory against Yorkshire on their home territory.
Thanks must also go to Becky Czuczman who helped the team get to the finals weekend and to whom we wish a speedy recovery.