Friday we played the current leaders notts, we we're still playing for a possible 3rd and Lincs we're still up for winning if we beat Notts. The morning 4's were played in slightly drier conditions, Imy and Beth lost 2&1, Ellie and Gemma lost 5&4, Caz & Suzanne lost on the 17th. We were losing 3-0 after the morning and Notts were already beginning to celebrate.
The team fought their hardest for the singles points but the tiredness from the end of the week had hit. Caz although playing well couldn't take her point, losing 3&2. Beth won 3&1, Olivia won her first county week point 2&1, Emily had a close game but lost on the 18th, Imy also lost up the last 1down, and Ellie had a fight back winning 13th and 14th but unfortunately lost 3&2. The final score was 7-2 to Notts.
Notts became 2017 North Midland Champions, Lincs were runners up. Leicestershire & Rutland finished in 5th place but all things considered it felt like a 3rd place. The team played their hearts out in some really tough conditions. It's been fantastic to be their Captain.
Thank you to the team, Anita, Cath and Rachel who were so much help during the week.
And thank you to those supporters who came up to Matlock and braved the conditions, The week wouldn't be the same without you.