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EFS Mersea team win for 4th consecutive year

posted Mar 23, 2019, 2:06 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 2:35 AM ]

EFS Mersea Team win year 3/4 Lexden Cup for fourth consecutive year

The final of three rounds of the Essex primary school Lexden Cup took place on 22nd March, with six teams going head to head. Tiptree, Mersea and Stanway primary schools all fielding two teams a piece this year, with match play on court improving year on year.

Sonny, Nathan, Sam, Oscar, Harley, Kyan, Grace, Zara, Izzy and Phoebe all giving their best for their Mersea School teams.

With one match left to complete the group stages, Tiptree B won 60-19 against Stanway B. Stanway A beat Mersea B 49-46 and Mersea A completing their round beating Tiptree A 53-30.

This left the leader table after group stages at:

1st Mersea A       286

2nd Tiptree A       245

3rd Mersea B       230

4th Stanway A     228

5th Tiptree B        214

6th Stanway B      92


Tiptree B played off with Stanway B in the 5/6 playoff. Tiptree taking the win and 5th position with 3 games won out of 4 (Stanway not allowing them to make a clean sweep) and points at 59-36 for 5th place finish ahead of Stanway in 6th.

Mersea B managed to turn the tables on the result against Stanway A in the group stage by clinching the win, each team taking two games apiece, Stanway the boys and Mersea the girls for a nail bitingly close finish of 50-49. Mersea taking bronze medal position and Stanway having to settle for 4th this time.

In a battle of the giants who both dominated the leader board throughout the group stages Mersea A once again took on Tiptree A team. This time EFS Mersea A took all four wins and the Lexden 3/4 cup with a 60-27 score line, for a fourth consecutive year.

Grace (who is only year two and was playing children three years above her), Phoebe and Sonny remained unbeaten throughout the whole tournament.

Thanks to Paul Allen for running the Lexden Cup and to Lexden Squash and Rackets Club for providing the venue for the next generation to give squash a go.