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Men's Staffordshire Inter-Club Tennis League 2018 Results

After many years without playing men's county tennis, the club put together a new men's county team for 2018, primarily targeted at members who were not playing in the City and Suburban league teams. Captained by Robbie Fricker, most matches were played by members who had not played in any of the other teams. A little assistance was given by players from the C&S teams in crucial matches towards the end of the season, once it became apparent that we could gain promotion to the next division. The final points tally put Basford third in the division, but as the second team amassed a number of penalty points, Basford finished second overall and will be promoted to Staffordshire Division 2 North next season. We hope to enter another team in division 3 next season, giving us two men's county teams.

Basford (0)Leek C (4)8 Apr 2018
Steven Crofts & Mackenzie CroftsBrandon Mellor & Sam Chandler3-6, 4-6
Theodore Penov & Mike BaggaleyNial Edwards & Josh Gilman6-7, 5-7
Steven Crofts & Mackenzie CroftsNial Edwards & Josh Gilman4-6, 4-6
Theodore Penov & Mike BaggaleyBrandon Mellor & Sam Chandler4-6, 5-7
Leek played a non-registered player Josh Gilman, hence the rubbers he played in have been awarded to Basford resulting in a 2-2 draw.
Basford (3)Florence D (1)22 Apr 2018
Iain Cartwright & Steven CroftsPaul Jackson & Russ Finney4-6, 6-0, 1-0
Mackenzie Crofts & Theodore PenovPaul Buckley & Jonathan Bradley3-6, 6-2, 1-0
Iain Cartwright & Steven CroftsPaul Buckley & Jonathan Bradley4-6, 7-5, 0-1
Mackenzie Crofts & Theodore PenovPaul Jackson & Russ Finney6-3, 6-0
Leek C (2)Basford (2)27 Apr 2018
Niall Edwards & Sam ChandlerIain Cartwright & Andy Maughan6-3, 6-3
Ryan Freakley & Brandon MellorMackenzie Crofts & Theodore Penov1-6, 2-6
Niall Edwards & Sam ChandlerMackenzie Crofts & Theodore Penov5-7, 7-5, 0-1
Ryan Freakley & Brandon MellorIain Cartwright & Andy Maughan6-3, 6-1
Great Bridgeford B (3)Basford (1)1 May 2018
Reg Holland & Peter VinnicombeIain Cartwright & Andy Maughan6-2, 6-0
Kevin Lee & Philip GreenMackenzie Crofts & Theodore Penov5-7, 7-5, 0-1
Reg Holland & Peter VinnicombeMackenzie Crofts & Theodore Penov2-6, 6-2, 1-0
Kevin Lee & Philip GreenIain Cartwright & Andy Maughan6-0, 6-0
Andy Maughan was injured after 4 games and had to withdraw. There was some confusion about whether a substitute could be fielded, with most people thinking that the other team should be awarded a walkover of the rubbers involving the injured player. The rules do not actually state what should happen, but because the match card had been signed by both teams the walkover result stands.
Stone D (3)Basford (1)12 May 2018
Peter Harrison & Ian StratfordMike Baggaley & Iain Cartwright6-1, 6-3
Luke Blackburn & Jon CunliffeRobbie Fricker & Theodore Penov6-1, 7-6
Peter Harrison & Ian StratfordRobbie Fricker & Theodore Penov2-6, 6-4, 0-1
Luke Blackburn & Jon CunliffeMike Baggaley & Iain Cartwright6-3, 6-3
Basford (4)Walton D (0)20 May 2018
Mackenzie Crofts & Theodore PenovSam Nutting & Kieran Owen6-1, 6-2
Steven Crofts & Iain CartwrightSimon Woodward & Ian Robotham6-2, 6-3
Mackenzie Crofts & Theodore PenovSimon Woodward & Ian Robotham6-1, 6-0
Steven Crofts & Iain CartwrightSam Nutting & Kieran Owen7-6, 6-0
Walton D (1)Basford (3)1 Jun 2018
Kieran Owen & Dan NaudiTheodore Penov & Andy Maughan4-6, 4-6
Geoff Kitching & Peter BurnettIain Cartwiright & Mike Baggaley6-3, 7-5
Kieran Owen & Dan NaudiIain Cartwiright & Mike Baggaley1-6, 0-6
Geoff Kitching & Peter BurnettTheodore Penov & Andy Maughan6-7, 7-6, 0-1
Basford (4)Great Bridgeford C (0)3 Jun 2018
Mackenzie Crofts & Theodore PenovJosh Greenway & John Solly6-2, 6-1
Steven Crofts & Justin LimAndy Dyble & Roger Harries6-0, 6-0
Mackenzie Crofts & Theodore PenovAndy Dyble & Roger Harries6-1, 6-0
Steven Crofts & Justin LimJosh Greenway & John Solly6-2, 6-2
Florence D (1)Basford (3)12 Jun 2018
Paul Buckley & Jonathan BradleyTheodore Penov & Mike Armstrong2-6, 3-6
Paul Jackson & Dave OwenRyan Maughan & Andy Maughan1-6, 4-6
Paul Buckley & Jonathan BradleyRyan Maughan & Andy Maughan2-6, 4-6
Paul Jackson & Dave OwenTheodore Penov & Mike Armstrong6-2, 6-3
Baseline D (2)Basford (2)24 Jun 2018
Joe Cane & Dave BeattyJim Venn & Mike Baggaley6-5, 6-0
Simon Burrows & Will BonneyMackenzie Crofts & Justin Lim6-2, 5-7, 0-1
Joe Cane & Dave BeattyMackenzie Crofts & Justin Lim7-6, 3-6, 0-1
Simon Burrows & Will BonneyJim Venn & Mike Baggaley6-0, 6-0
Jim Venn injured his elbow when leading 5-4 in the first set of the first rubber and had to withdraw, giving a walkover to Baseline.
Eccleshall C (1)Basford (3)26 Jun 2018
Ben Cox & Neil FellowsIain Cartwright & Peter Plumb6-3, 7-5
Paul Dollin & David BourneJack Alcock & Theodore Penov7-5, 5-7, 0-1
Ben Cox & Neil FellowsJack Alcock & Theodore Penov2-6, 6-1, 0-1
Paul Dollin & David BourneIain Cartwright & Peter Plumb1-6, 1-6
Basford (2)Great Bridgeford B (2)1 Jul 2018
Theodore Penov & Mackenzie CroftsPete Vinnicombe & Reg Holland6-3, ,5-7, 1-0
Steven Crofts & Iain CartwrightPhil Green & Gerry Gaul4-6, 5-7
Theodore Penov & Mackenzie CroftsPhil Green & Gerry Gaul6-3, 6-0
Steven Crofts & Iain CartwrightPete Vinnicombe & Reg Holland7-6, 6-7, 0-1
Basford (4)Stone C (0)8 Jul 2018
Mike Armstrong & Keith GibbsPaul Baldwin & Nigel Churchett6-0, 6-3
Justin Lin & Mackenzie CroftsPeter Harrison & Ken Humphries6-3, 6-1
Mike Armstrong & Keith GibbsPeter Harrison & Ken Humphries6-1, 6-2
Justin Lin & Mackenzie CroftsPaul Baldwin & Nigel Churchett6-0, 6-0
Basford (2)Great Bridgeford C (2)17 Jul 2018
Roger Harries & Gerry GaulTheodore Penov & Andy Maughan1-6, 2-6
Neil Caldwell & John SollyPeter Plumb & Nick Weller7-5, 6-4
Roger Harries & Gerry GaulPeter Plumb & Nick Weller0-6, 0-6
Neil Caldwell & John SollyTheodore Penov & Andy Maughan6-2, 6-4
Basford (4)Baseline B (0)5 Aug 2018
Keith Gibbs & Will VernonAlan Satchwell & Bill Smallman6-1, 6-1
Josh Maughan & Amaan MeraliJoe Lane & Dave Beatty6-0, 6-1
Keith Gibbs & Will VernonJoe Lane & Dave Beatty6-4, 6-4
Josh Maughan & Amaan MeraliAlan Satchwell & Bill Smallman6-2, 6-1
Basford (4)Eccleshall C (0)2 Sep 2018
Iain Cartwright & Theodore PenovHarry Canning & Graham Canning6-1, 6-1
Mackenzie Crofts & Justin LimDavid Bourne & Lucian Bratrut6-0, 6-0
Iain Cartwright & Theodore PenovDavid Bourne & Lucian Bratrut6-2, 6-3
Mackenzie Crofts & Justin LimHarry Canning & Graham Canning6-0, 6-0