Team Managers

Shires TM - Fiona Roberts and Dom Ready

Inter Country TM - Julia Coates

Intercounty Fixtures 2013-14
Oxfordshire V Day, date and start time of match Home or Away Venue

26th January with a 10am start Home Barts
Warwick 23rd March with a TBC start Away Ernsford
Shires Fixtures 2013-14
Devon 5th January    1pm  Start Home Barts
Hampshire 2nd February  10am  start Home Barts
Wiltshire 23rd February 10am start Home Barts
Sussex 16th  March  Midday start Away Portslade

Under 17s – Shires Matches

The under 17s have played 2 Shires match in the run up to Xmas – a 12-8 win at home against Berkshire and a vital draw away against Dorset.  Against Berkshire the team was Dan Blair, Ashley Garrison, Joe  Roberts, Ibby Ahmed and Tom Leftley for the boys.  Sanjana Kini, Darcie Walker, Megan Ready and Kezia Lawson for the girls.  The girls had it tough facing Berkshire’s England girls, Abby and Lucy, but we fought hard for the win taking 2 of the mixed, 3 of the boys, 2 of the girls, 3 of the boys doubles and 2 of girls doubles  - so a great all-round effort.

Travelling to Dorset is always difficult – long way and they are a tough team, particularly for the girls.  On this occasion (1st December) our team was suffering in particular with injuries and absence.  Many thanks to Tom and Natalia Mitchell (U15) for stepping in at the eleventh hour to help us to a vital 10 all draw.  Tom won his singles and both doubles  - a fantastic achievement.  The team was Dan, Ash, Joe, Tom, Sanjana, Kezia, Megan and Natalia.

Tournament Success

Under 17s have achieved much medal success at BE tournaments  - Joe Roberts and Dan Blair have both won the boys singles at recent Silver-graded tournaments, Dan has also achieved a runner up and Ashley Garrison a semi -final place – 4 medals from 3 outings in silver tournaments (2 golds, a silver and a bronze in boys singles).  Joe and Ashley Garrison have won doubles medals at all 3 of the same tournaments (2 silvers and a bronze).  Ashley has also won the doubles at the Melksham Bronze along with Joe’s brother Ben (ensuring that the winners were once again Garrison and Roberts – 2 years running in the Boys Doubles).  Ashley also reached the singles final at this tournament and achieved his up-grading to E.

The girls are not to be out-done.  Megan Ready has won two girls singles titles in two consecutive weekends taking golds from Herts and Middlesex to add to the silver and bronze medals won in doubles with Kezia Lawson.  Kezia has also won a singles medal at Middlesex.  Sanjana Kini has achieved two runner-up positions in singles this season  and also won a silver medal in doubles at the Worcestershire Silver tournament. 

Our U17 Successes

U17s Shires Team

Dan Blair with silver medal from Essex Silver tournament October 2013 - runner up in the singles

Joe Roberts and Ashley Garrison with medals from Warwickshire Silver, October 2013. Joe won the gold in the singles, and both won silver medals in the doubles.

Ben Roberts and Ashley Garrison with gold medals at Melksham in the U17 Wiltshire bronze tournament, October 2013


Megan Ready, wearing two gold medals won in Bronze tournaments in November 2013.