Success for Avon players at first Masters Tournament of the season

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Four Avon players travelled to Carlisle at the weekend for the Cumbria Tournament.

In the level doubles Nigel Birkett was in a winning combination with Phil Richardson (Gloucestershire)  at MD 60+.

The pair won all 4 of their matches, dropping only 2 games in the process and beating the runners up 21-9, 21-17.

Mike Cox, playing with his Kent partner Jim Garrett, won the MD 70+, dropping only one game.

Joanna Elson and Val O’Neill clinched runners up spot in the WD 70+ category.


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  Joanna Elson also succeeded at XD 70+ with Nottingham partner Ken Tantum,

coming through a tough group to meet Jim Garrett and Rena Jones (Kent ) in the final.

Jo and Ken came through this closely fought match to take the title 26-24, 9 -21, 22-20.