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Nottinghamshire Men’s 70+ County Report

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I'm sure that all the county team captains will agree that the 2021 season has been difficult for several reasons. Firstly, early in the season due to the Covid pandemic, the uncertainty displayed by both teams creating a reluctance to arrange fixtures. Add the fact that the matches were in effect “friendlies” conspired to dullen enthusiasm and motivation! Finally, in the case of the Men’s 70+ team, advancing old age and injuries! (I always think it is wise to get your excuses in early!)

Division 1

Match 1 v Leicestershire (Away) at Carrisbrooke - 28 July

Lost 3-1

David Carter pulled up after the first round (hamstring) but played on in stoic fashion.

Match 2 v Warwickshire (Home) at WBTC – 18 August

Lost 3-1

Match 3 v Herefordshire & Worcestershire (Away) at Malvern – 21 October

Lost 4-0

  • Chris Brandon-White was appointed captain (and translator) as he hails from the Malvern area.
  • With prior agreement Alan Philpott played although “underage”.
  • Nick Shelvey pulled out after the first round (knee) and their substitute came in for Notts.

Match 4 v North Wales (Home) at WBTC - 26 October

Lost 4-0

  • 3 of the 4 matches were lost by Notts in the championship tie-break.

Players: David Carter, Gerry Radford, Nick Shelvey, Chris Brandon- White, Rex Burrows, Ashley Looker, Les Hurst, Alan Philpott

All of the matches were played in a competitive, but fair and friendly fashion.

Nick Shelvey (Captain)

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