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Mersea EFS team win year 5 Lexden Cup for third successive year.

posted Nov 15, 2019, 1:55 PM by S Meanley   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 11:04 PM ]

Mersea Island School in EFS sponsored team kit fielded two teams of four and two reserve substitutes for the Lexden Cup 2019 year 5 competition.

The teams consisted of: Sonny, Evan, Phoebe, Grace (yr3), Chase, Oscar, Zara, Izzy, Monia and Harley.

Mersea A had to play their own home team Mersea B first and the hardest test for them claiming a 43-21 victory with three wins and only one point dropped from a full house. They went on to face Tiptree A taking a decisive win 40-19 and followed this up with full marks finishes against Tiptree B 44-6 and Stanway 44-18 to slap an unbeatable lead of 171 points on the leader board with only 5 points dropped in all 16 matches. The girls Phoebe and Grace taking no prisoners and winning all their matches.

Mersea B started by taking 21 points from Mersea A team and this was the highest amount of points taken by any other team from Mersea A. Oscar the only one winning a match here for the B team. Mersea B went on to play Stanway taking the win 39-25, Tiptree A with a narrow 30-37 battle and then followed up with Tiptree B this time winning 37-31. The three girls Zara, Izzy and Monia winning all their matches except in the Mersea A head to head.

All players played brilliantly, with honesty, integrity and great team spirit. They shook hands after every match and thanked markers. They shook hands with event organiser Paul Allen and thanked him for the tournament. They clapped good shots from other schools. The children from Mersea are a pleasure to take out to represent Mersea School. 

Final placings:

1st     Mersea A    171
2nd    Tiptree A      133
3rd     Mersea B    127
4th      Stanway      109
5th      Tiptree B       91

Each child from every school entered also received a voucher for several free coaching sessions at Lexden squash and rackets club. This is a valuable prize and hope everyone will take up the offer.

Events like this are impossible without the support of parents and a huge thank you must go to the Mrs Yuzen and Mrs Woodhead for driving some of the team to the venue. Mersea also had lots of parents to watch at the venue and support the teams, thank you to you all and for the extra offers of lifts, this makes a huge difference to all the players.