Kent Racketball League 2016

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The 2016 season of the Kent Racketball League will begin in January and I invite your club to enter a team or teams.

The league plays on alternate Wednesdays over much of the year, with a summer break. The format is 4 singles matches and 2 doubles matches; each match is played to three games. The players are ranked in order of quality and play the singles in order but the doubles can be played by any pairings.

Presently many of the playing teams are located in West Kent but I am willing to run a separate East Kent league if there is enough interest.

The cost of entry is £60 per team.

Please reply by:
email to Jack Clay ;
post to 3, The Gorse, Manor Park, Chislehurst. BR7 5QD; or
telephone 020 8295 1412.

Thank you.

Jack Clay

Kent Over 40s Racketball

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After a disappointing 1st round where we lost all of our matches 2-1 we took the long journey to Liverpool to play Warwickshire, Lancashire and Merseyside in a relegation battle.

The 1st match v Merseyside was a one sided affair with Mark Steeden and Rob Lewis winning with ease and Mark Banfield having 3 tight games but final result was a 3-0 victory for Kent.

The 2nd match v Lancashire was again a one sided affair with Mark Steeden dropping his 1st game of the whole competition but eventually winning his tie 3-1, the other 2 rubbers were both won 3-0, so the final result was another 3-0 result for Kent.

The 3rd match v Warwickshire was on paper going to be a much tougher match with Warwickshire having beaten us in January , Mark Steeden was back to his dominating ways and winning in comfort, 3-0, Rob on the other hand was having a bit of a battle eventually winning 3-1 but going through 2 markers and a vast array of vocabulary . Mark B had his toughest match of the weekend winning a tough match 3-2.

With Kent winning all 3 matches we are now back in the Premier Division next season.

Mark Banfield

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Kent Racketball Team Promoted

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On the weekend of 22nd February, Kent Racketball team headed off to Dorset for the final stage of the Inter County. Kent had many of there regularly players missing, but with the return of Ted Jeal and debut appearance from Steve Pratt, Billy Jones and Nick Easton. The squad was in good shape.

Team –

  1. Ted Jeal
  2. Steve Pratt
  3. Billy Jones
  4. Matt Badger
  5. Nick Easton

Results are as follows –

Kent vs Cornwall (won 3-2)

Ted Jeal (W)

Steve Pratt (W)

Billy Jones (L)

Matt Badger (W)

Nick Easton (L)

Kent vs Dorset (lost 1-4)

Ted Jeal (W)

Steve Pratt (L)

Billy Jones (L)

Matt Badger (L)

Nick Easton (L)

Kent vs Norfolk (won 4-1)

Ted Jeal (W)

Steve Pratt (W)

Billy Jones (L)

Matt Badger (W)

Nick Easton (W)

Final places were

1.       Dorset (Promoted)

2.       Kent (Promoted)

3.       Cornwall

4.       Norfolk

So Kent is back into the top league where we belong. Well done to all the lads who played and thanks to the other players who played in the first stages.

Posted by Samuel Stabler on March 19, 2014 at 10:14