MO35

Finals Squad – Phil Rushworth, Tony Webb, Roland Steere, James Greenhead, Alex Mayle, John Betts

Surrey outclassed Lincolnshire in their first match with a solid 5/0 victory and followed that up with another clean sweep over Essex, though the scoreline does not reflect how close some of the matches were.  Two victories meant the Final for us on Sunday, up against Warwickshire.  Things did not go our way with injury forcing Alex to retire and severely limiting Phil and with Warwickshire having clinched one of the other matches it was game over for Surrey and we had to accept second place this time.

MO45

Finals Squad – Wayne Beglan, Stuart Parish, Stuart Hibbert, Stuart Wiley, Andy England

A crack of dawn start for our Mens O45s was avoided with top seed Yorkshire withdrawing just two days before the event.  Surrey was handed a bye into round two and went into battle against a strong Cambridgeshire team which resulted in a 1/4 but far from one-sided loss.  This meant a 3/4 play-off for Surrey against Wiltshire – Surrey saw them off in style to claim the bronze.

MO55

Finals Squad – Marc Aldridge,  Simon Hughes, Peter Ford, Matt Parker, Adrian Hayward, Mike Stewart

A nail biting first match against Bedfordshire ended 4/1 to the opposition and drew Sussex in the afternoon battle.  A convincing 5/0 victory for Surrey meant a play-off on the Sunday for 5th spot.  With three five setters it could have gone either way but Surrey took the win over Berkshire and kept their 5th seeding.

LO40

Finals Squad – Shayne, Helen, Cath

Narrowly losing to Kent in Stage 1 saw Surrey ladies advancing to the finals weekend in Peterborough where they faced Warwickshire, Hertfordshire and Kent (again) in a round robin for the gold.  A 2/1 win against Warks followed by the narrowest 1/2 defeat by Herts in the afternoon meant that everything depended on the Warks v Herts result and Surrey’s match against Kent.  Surrey came through against Kent 2/1 however with Herts beating Warks 3/0, and Herts having been beaten by Kent 0/3 the final result couldn’t have been closer, with the top three teams just four points apart, Surrey taking bronze, Kent silver and Herts the gold.  Next year!