To the left is a photo of James Machel and Tamara Russell of Savills presenting a cheque for £1000 to our Chairman Philip Robinson following the first such sale. We are extremely grateful to Savills for their generosity and we hope that this is the first of many transactions!
David Fortune and I were kindly invited by Savills to attend the Ceremony. The award was in the form of a plaque and certificate, presented to us by Lord Egremont in his capacity as President of the Trust. The plaque will be on display at the court in the dedans and the certificate is attached.
This award is due to the enormous generosity and support of so many members, to whom I will be eternally grateful.
I am delighted to announce that David Bevan-Thomas has been appointed an Honorary Life Member.
This is in recognition of all the support that he has given the Club since he joined over 40 years ago and his impressive record in various national tournaments.
Many years ago he founded the Two Generations Tournament which is a highly popular family doubles tournament played each year just after Christmas. He himself regularly plays either with his son, Timothy, or with one of his grandsons. He says that even though he has made the finals twice he is still looking forward to his first win! However he has always made a point of presenting his Silver Trophy to the Winner since the tournament began.
2nd April 2019
SEACOURT TRIUMPH IN FIELD TROPHY 3/2
Seacourt’s youthful 2nd pairing of William Flynn and Henry Liddington proved too strong and agile for Petworth’s experienced Charles Fuente and Andrew Page (6/2, 6/2) who struggled to find the necessary consistency to unsettle their opponents. Charlie Braham has been struggling with arthritis in his playing hand which was a hindrance against a domineering Luke Danby who strolled to a 6/1, 6/2 win in the 1st singles. The 2nd singles was one of the shortest on record when Seacourt’s Hugh latham pulled a fetlock after only three points in the first game thus gifting Petworth and Adam Dolman a lifeline. Several handicap points lower, Petworth’s Angus Williams (6/2, 6/2) was too strong in the 3rd Singles for Lea Van der Zwalmen, who nonetheless showed why she is now the leading women’s amateur but she struggled to force winners against Angus whose retrieving was first class. So at 2/2 the match result depended on the 1st doubles. Would we be treated to the first three setter of the day? Charles Danby and Mark McMurragh rushed into an early 3/0 lead but Petworth’s Bill Chambers and Steve Calder-Smith reduced the deficit to 2/3, but allowed their opponents to take the set with ease. The 2nd set was a closer affair and at 5/3 up the Seacourt pair were guilty of relaxing and allowing Petworth back into the game at 5/5. However, Danby and McMurragh were at the service end in the final game which proved decisive, securing a well-deserved Field Trophy win. Photo of PHTC team
Report and results courtesy of Andrew Hamilton
- Second Doubles William Flynn & Henry Liddington bt Andrew Page & Charles Fuente 6/2 6/2
- First Singles Luke Danby bt Charlie Braham 6/1 6/2
- Second Singles Hugh Latham lost to Adam Dolman w/o
- Third Singles Lea Van der Zwalmen lost to Angus Williams 2/6 2/6
- First Doubles Charlie Danby & Mark McMurragh bt Bill Chambers & Steve Calder-Smith 6/2 6/5