Term gets off to a good start for CURFC
On the first playing weekend of term the Club recorded two successes.
On the Saturday Jacob Ader, Hon.Sec. CURFC, teamed up with total beginner Sienna Tompkins to win a trophy at the inaugural Lady’s Cup played on the courts at ‘New Portugal Place’, i.e. the Cambridge University Sports Centre. Jacob and Sienna, from Pembroke College, won the Lady’s Mug (see photo) for those who came second in their pool. Sienna had never set foot on a fives court before the day of the competition.
The following day a IV consisting of Ed Kay, Jacob Brubert and freshmen Ben Beltrami and Matt Shaw defeated a IV representing the RFA. In the Singles Cambridge gained a lead of 60-11 after Ed had beaten National Singles champion Dan Tristao 15-5; Ben had defeated Gareth Price 15-3, Matt had beaten Cambridge City Club captain Andrew Meek 15-3; and Jacob Brubert, modestly playing at 4, had defeated Old Bradfieldian Jez Sinton 15-0. The Doubles similarly went Cambridge’s way: Kay & Brubert ended up 47-40 to the good, while Beltrami & Shaw were ahead 59-38. Overall the victory for CURFC was by a margin of 166-89.
Ed Kay reports: The Sparrows went into the first match of the season with an all-star line-up, and Matt Shaw. The RFA had brought along a strong side and we would have to be at our best.