Over 60 players take part in Cromer Tennis Club’s annual charity tournament

Winners of Cromer's charity tennis tournament Jane Ray and Sarah Wells (right) with beaten finalists

Winners of Cromer's charity tennis tournament Jane Ray and Sarah Wells (right) with beaten finalists Susie Hill and Caroline Rose. Picture: Club - Credit: Archant

Over 60 women took to the grass courts at Cromer for the annual Ladies' Charity Day, again in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Event organiser Heather Bottomley was unable to play this year having broken her foot, but was in charge as usual.

The final was between two outstanding pairs, Jane Ray and Sarah Wells from Diss and Susie Hill and Caroline Rose from East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club Norwich.

In a hard fought match, Jane and Sarah triumphed to again win the event. Susie and Caroline could be proud of their efforts and lost narrowly to the better pair on the day.

Club members took part in midsummer tennis and BBQ event organised by Andrew Margarson, head coach at Cromer and Debbie Banner and her social committee. Individual winners were Gary Spruce and Fiona Hoffman.

The season of tournaments will continue with next month's AEGON Summer County Cup when the club hosts the Division Two ladies from six counties. The Norfolk team will be looking to gain back the promotion to Division One they achieved two years ago. Entry for spectators is free and play begins on Monday, July 24 for five days.

In the City League Cromer B Ladies hosted Heigham. Annie Cowper Johnson with Val Woodhouse drew against Anne Dismorr and Wendy Holland 8-8, a result matched by the second Cromer pair of Belinda Cammell and Lesley DeFigueiredo against Bridget Cole and Sarah Cooper.

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The second round matches again mirrored each other with Belinda and Lesley losing 12-4 and Annie and Val winning 12-4, with the final result a 32-32 draw.

In the North Norfolk League, Baseliners played Aylsham Trojans. Anne Armitage and Geoff Cramp drew against Hilary Diamond and John Conquest 6-3, 5-7. In the other mixed Chris Chapman and Jack Seaton went down against Sue Appleby and Robert Harmon 6-0, 6-2.

The men's doubles went to a dominant pairing of John and Robert 6-1, 6-0 against Geoff and Jack.

In the ladies' doubles the first set went to Hilary and Sue 7-5 while Anne and Chris fought back to take the second set on the tie break 7-6. Baseliners went down 2-6, 26 games to 47.

Cromer D Ladies travelled to Reepham but could not really find their best form and lost 35-29.

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