Old Citizens 125 Not Out

08/05/18: The Old Citizens EFC celebrated their 125th anniversary with a magnificent gala dinner in the Long Room at Lord's on Friday night, featuring a veritable "Who's Who" from the world of Fives.

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Adams Cup Attracts Record Entry

John Reynolds reports:

07/05/18: The 125th birthday edition of the Adams Cup attracted a record 34 entrants and was won by Nick Gill and Massimo Melessaccio, who hasn't played a game of fives for about 30 years and who came all the way from Istanbul to do so this weekend.

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Veterans Tournament 2018: Old Hands Win The Day

Graham Pulsford reports:

30/04/18: If you are over 40 and haven’t played and experienced the welcoming and generous atmosphere of the last major fives competition of the season then you should certainly give it a go in 2019.

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Hucks Redux

JRR Scoones reports:

30/04/18: It began with the presenting of trophies. Three* were given to the Old Citizens, great sportsmen and players of the game. And twenty-three**, twenty-three were gifted to the Old Cholmeleians, who above all else desired victory. For within these trophies was bound the strength and the will to defeat every other team. But they were all of them deceived, for another trophy was made. Deep in the land of London, in the fires of Highgate, Phil Hucks presented the Hucks Cup, and into this cup he poured his competitiveness for victory, and his will to dominate. One Cup which meant it all. 

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EFA Awards 2018: Vote Now!

As is now traditional, the EFA Dinner on May 11th 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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Cooleys Win The Mixed Again

23/04/18: In a desperate bid to win more trophies in the season than their father, Seb & Charlotta Cooley won a seventh straight mixed title at Eton yesterday beating Karen Hird & Laurie Brock in the final at the end of a tremendous day's Fives.

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Dan's The New Man At Westway

Paul Bowden reports:

20/04/18: Daniel Thackeray has just started in his new role as Fives and Wallball Manager/Coach at Westway.

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Old Millhillians Win Division One

19/04/18: Congratulations to the Old Millhillians, who clinched top spot in Division 1 last night in a tense title showdown with the Old Harrovians.

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Duncan Beardmore-Gray 1927-2018

18/04/18: The Eton Fives community was saddened to hear of the recent death of Duncan Beardmore-Gray at the age of 90.

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Family Fortunes: Number Eight for the Hughes

Chris Hughes reports:

16/04/18: We gathered at Eton on 15th April for the Aberconway cup. We had 19 confirmed pairs, up until a few days before the competition with a couple of late withdrawals. Unfortunately, the holders Grant and Guy Williams couldn’t make the day as Grant had broken his wrist playing football.

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