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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Prested give Oratory a tough night in National league

Not a good night for Oratory with Mark and Bryn both going down to tough opposition from Prested Hall. However, supporters were treated to some great tennis. To see some tennis extracts click the video links below.

Eadle v Ronaldson

Sayers v Smith


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Young Guns Whittaker & Brownlee shoot past the opposition to win club doubles

58 players took part in the Handicap Doubles tournament.

Newcomer Cathy Gordon partnering the Most Improved Lady of the Year, Diane Binnie, made it all the way to the semi finals. At one stage it looked very much as if fathers Ian Whittaker and Fergus Brownlee were going to play against their sons Christian and Daniel in the final. However, the steady pair of Alan Wagner and Andy Woodward put paid to that by playing some terrific tennis in the semi final. So, the final was set between the youngest ever pair to compete in this tournament and it was the young guns, playing with a maturity beyond their years to take the trophy.

Semi Finals:

  • A Wagner & A Woodward beat F Brownlee & I Whittaker 6-3
  • C Whittaker & D Brownlee beat C Gordon & D Binnie 6-2


  • Whittaker & Brownlee beat Wagner & Woodward 6-3

Watch Video Clip:

Monday, February 19, 2007

Congratulations to Mark & Danni

Married, Thursday 15th February in Oxford.

(Extream measures to avoid marking this weekend!)


Monday, February 05, 2007

Brodie Cup Semi-final - The Oratory bow out

Sunday 4th Feb: The Oratory team went to Cambridge for the semi-final of the Brodie Cup. Andrew Woodward and Ian Glyn were first on in the 45+ doubles; they played very sensibly against two female undergrads, both lawn tennis blues, and won 0 & 4. Pete Harding, drafted in for the 30+ singles, played next against Roger East, the Cambridge captain. In the first set, everything went right for Pete and wrong for Roger; however, Roger fought back well in the second set which led to a tight deciding set before Roger & Cambridge won 0/6, 6/4, 6/5.
In the 40+ and 50+ singles, neither Tom Povey nor John Kennedy could find their form, loosing 3 & 2, and 3 & 3, respectively.
In the last match, Geoff Probert came in as a last minute partner for Peter Mawson but they were no match for a strong Cambridge 35+ pair, loosing 0 & 2.

Cambridge now go to Bridport in March for the final.

Brodie Cup results