Under 25 Merit Report

Jordan Millman became the youngest ever winner of the Under 25 Merit after beating Ed Proudlove in the final 16, a day after his 16th birthday. Ed had took an early 6-1 lead before Jordan went 9-6 up. It was then nip and tuck to 14 across when Jordan scored two doubles but Ed responded with one of his own. Jordan then scored three singles to see the game out and add this title to the Under 15 Merit he has won the last two seasons.

In the Semi Finals Jordan beat clubmate Harry Church 18. He was 14-8 down but then went 19-14 up and held on. Ed beat Tom Killen 12, going 11-5 up and holding off any fightback from Tom.

Quarter Finals:

Jordan Millman was 11-2 and 15-6 up on Akeel Duncan. Akeel got back to 16-11 down but Jordan kicked on again to win 17.

Harry Church was 13-3 up on Luke Morris and then 19-6. Luke got back to be 19-10 down but Harry got the two he needed.

Tom Killen was 10-1 down on Dan Corbett and then 13-6. But Tom went full corners and ran out.

Ed Proudlove was 12-5 up on Joe Killen but Joe got it back to 16-12 down. However Ed then ran out.

Well done to Jordan Millman on his success.

Thank you to Donnington Wood for hosting and providing an excellent tricky green to play on.

Thank you to those who measured and marked and supported the competition, and to the 8 who played, making it double the amount of entries from last season.

County President Brenda Slingo presents the trophy to Jordan Millman.
The two finalists Jordan Millman and Ed Proudlove with County President Brenda Slingo.
The 8 that took part tonight. Back from left: Luke Morris, Akeel Duncan, Tom Killen & Jordan Millman. Front from left: Dan Corbett, Ed Proudlove, Joe Killen & Harry Church.