Ladies’ Fives getting off the ground at Cambridge
It’s a slow process getting ladies’ fives established in Cambridge, but last term saw the first success for a Cambridge lady when Sienna Tompkins won the Lady’s Mug with Jacob Ader.
This term saw the first match involving Cambridge ladies when Elena Osen and Maddy Skipsey took on Rugby School’s strong senior pair of Millie Richards and Kate Broad in a friendly. The Rugby girls are certainly among the best in the country – and Millie won the Lady’s Cup in October playing with Oxford President Dickie Warner – so it was no surprise that Elena & Maddy found points hard to come by in both Singles and Doubles.
CURFC Captain Jacob Brubert is hoping to raise a IV to play in a first ever Ladies’ Varsity Match on the 21st of February at St. Paul’s. Not since the 1930s, when Newnham College had a court, has ladies’ fives figured at Cambridge. From small acorns…….