April 2012: North Oxford win Division 2

North Oxford have officially won Division 2 after a walkover in their final match against the Old Carthusians, who were unable to raise a side. The three points gained mean that the Oxford team finish with nine wins from eleven matches and a haul of 27 points, which puts them in an unassailable position at the top of the table; they thus regain the Aston House Trophy, which they first won in 2009.

2012 Aberconway Cup: Hughes family win the Generation Game

Mike Fenn reports:

The Aberconway Cup was retained at Eton yesterday by Mike and Chris Hughes, who narrowly beat Grant and Guy Williams in the final.

A sunny but cold day heralded the twenty-second Fathers and Sons Tournament held yesterday at Eton College. An entry of sixteen pairs for the second season running provided four groups of four for the morning session with each pair playing the best of three games, foot at eleven, with group winners playing in the finals in the afternoon.

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2012 EFA Awards: The Nominees

For the first time ever, the EFA Dinner on May 12th (click HERE for details) will see the presentation of the EFA Awards for the following categories: Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year and Special Contribution to Fives.


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2012 Kinnaird Final: Cooley and Dunbar untouchable

Tom Dunbar and Seb Cooley retained the Kinnaird Cup yesterday at Eton with a convincing 3-0 win (12-5, 12-5, 12-2) over challengers Howard Wiseman and James Toop.

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2012 Ladies Final: Red Letter Day for the Redmond Sisters

The 2012 Ladies Final was won at Eton yesterday by sisters Dominique and Lia Redmond who beat Charlotta Cooley and Marianne Rees 12-5, 12-9, 12-5 in a splendid exhibition of Fives.

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2012 Marsh National Schools' Championships

The 2012 Marsh Insurance National Schools' Championships took place at Eton last week with over 450 pairs taking part in a memorable week's Fives. Shrewsbury had an excellent week, providing both pairs for the Open final for the first time ever.

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Highgate win the 2012 Prep Schools

James Woodcock reports:

This year for the 45th Prep Schools' Championships, we returned to Harrow on the 15th March and were most fortunate to enjoy a warm and dry day. We had an entry of 39 pairs from 10 schools and welcomed Wetherby Prep for the first time.

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2012 EFA Trophy: Winning Ways for the Wulfrunians

It was a day of mixed fortunes for Wolverhampton sport yesterday. The football team may find themselves rooted to the bottom of the Premier League after a 5-0 home thrashing at the hands of Manchester United, but pride was restored as the town's other major sporting team won the EFA Trophy for the second time in three years at Highgate.

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Capital Gains: London win the 2012 Universities Mixed title

Elli Hullis reports:

The Universities Mixed tournament at Highgate was a huge success yesterday with seven top quality pairs from London, Cambridge, Bath and Durham.

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2012 Kinnaird Semis: Top two through

As was widely anticipated, the top two seeded pairs made it through the Kinnaird Cup semi-finals at Eton yesterday but the two losing pairs both managed to give good accounts of themselves.

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