The successful ladies first and second teams hit the Bengal Brasserie in Wetherby Thursday evening to celebrate both gaining promotion this term. The first team led by Yvonne Mannall beat rivals Boston Spa in their final game to secure the runners up berth in Division Two of the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League. Rachel Butterworth guided the second team to second place in Division Three after a thrilling finish to the season saw them beat Appleton Roebuck away but then they had a nervous wait to see how rivals Copmanthorpe had faired. Amazingly they suffered a shock defeat at Knaresborough to hand the runners up and second promotion spot to our girls.
Tonight they were all able to swop the tennis attire for some dress up wear and all looked very glamourous indeed!!. We have sometimes struggled to get some of the camera shy ladies to pose for team pictures this campaign but tonight, helped by the odd glass of wine I suspect, there were no such problems!!
Enjoy the moment and good luck next season.
The first team squad consisted of the following ladies. Captain Yvonne Mannall, Angela Crossley, Rachel Hill, Charlotte Todd, Lucy Wright, Jo Coverdale, Sue Jacklin and Helen Robinson which proved as strong as it looked on paper.
Second Team captain Rachel Butterworth has been superb both on and off the field and was supported by Jill Abel, Trish Bell, Louise Williams, Marise Richfield, Debbie Vines, Fiona Chantrey and Janine Smith who stepped in on 10 occasions to fill in for the injured Angie Bell. Emma Abel made two late appearances also when helping the team to crucial victories.
From left to right starting with York 2 mixed captain Debbies Vines in the black dress we have Angela Crossley, Louise Williams, Yvonne Mannall, Marise Richfield, Rachel Butterworth, Trish Bell, Janine Smith, Helen Robinson, Jill Abel, Rachel Hill, Sue Perkins and last but not least Harrogate One mixed captain Sue Jacklin.