Alan Barber Cup: Olavians Close In On Record-Equalling Win
12/02/18: The Old Olavians moved within one match of a record-equalling fifteenth consecutive Alan Barber Cup win at Eton yesterday as they eased past the Old Wulfrunians in the semi-final to set up an eighth final in nine years against main rivals the Old Salopians, who beat Lancing on the adjacent courts.
The final will be at Eton next Sunday afternoon at the same time as the final of the EFA Trophy, whose semi-finals take place in the morning (North Oxford v Oxford University and Old Ipswichians v Old Salopians).
Alan Barber Cup semi-final results:
Old Olavians beat Old Wulfrunians 2½-½
J.Toop & H.Wiseman beat C.Austin & S.Simmons 3-0 (12-6, 12-2, 12-7)
S.Cooley & T.Barker beat MW Yates & D.Jones 3-0 (12-8, 12-1, 12-4)
P.Sathiamoorthy & S.Balaji drew with A.Husselbee & MA Yates 2-2 (7-12, 14-13, 8-12, 12-10)
Old Salopians beat Lancing 2-1
E.Taylor & S.Welti lost to G.Campbell & T.Betts 1-3 (9-12, 12-4, 11-13, 9-12)
G.Thomason & C.Hughes beat D.Foster & M.Scurr 3-0 (12-1, 12-6, 12-1)
R.Worth & T.Gerrard beat W.Betts & J.Betts 3-0 (12-4, 12-1, 12-5)
CLICK HERE to see the full results from this year's competition.