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Under 11 EPSCA Final Saturday, May 09
Mark Vandersluis writes:

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A full-strength Berkshire team arrived in High Wycombe for the last and most challenging event in our calendar - the EPSCA U11 Final. As predicted, with the top 16 counties in the country competing this was a much tougher experience than the U11 Zonal where we had finished second. As well as a full squad of 24, we had an additional two "travelling reserves" who were loaned out to another county's reserve team to help gain experience for future years.

Round 1 showed the strength in depth of the competition, as we scored 9½ out of 20 to go into 11th place. We showed our consistency in Round 2, again scoring 9½ points to edge up to 9th place. At that stage, any finishing position between 6th and 13th looked a possibility!

After the team photo we headed back to the hall for the final round, where we scored 11 points, which moved us up one place to finish 8th=, a position we have only bettered once over the last 5 years.

The Reserves also played some good matches, eventually finishing 4th= with 7½ points from a possible 12.

Well done to Alfred Wong, who scored a perfect 3/3, and also to William Foo, Matthew Wadsworth and Tom Lant, who all finished the day unbeaten.

Thanks to all the players for their excellent results, and also a big thank you to the parents for giving up your time on the day.

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