The annual Chavasse Cup final was held on Sunday -on the showcourt at the Liverpool International Tournament. Here are the pictures, report to follow.
Pictures courtesy – Mike McBrien
Congratulations to Matthew Gibson and Beth Taylor who have won the 2016 Chavasse Cup after securing a two set win over last year’s finalists Ian Malabar and Tia Morris of East Wavertree. The final was scheduled to be played as the concluding event on the final Sunday of The Liverpool Hope International Tennis Tournament at Liverpool Cricket Club. Unfortunately the bad weather closed in just before the pairs were due to take their place on the main show court and the fixture had to be rearranged for the following weekend.
Fortunately Chris Evans was able to make the following weekend and personally present the Chavasse Cup and runners up trophies. As many will know, Chris was the instigator of the Tournament in memory of Noel Chavasse, a prominent member of Liverpool Cricket Club who was awarded the Victoria Cross twice for his service in the First World War. Once again we have to thank Chris and all at Liverpool Cricket Club and Northern Vision for generously involving the Liverpool Group in the tournament.
Well done to all Clubs that supported this event and worked with Peter Mattocks to get the fixtures played in the run up to the final. Peter puts a lot of effort into the organisation of the Cup and we are hoping that the competition will go from strength to strength.
The Chavasse Cup is now at the Quarter Final stage of the Tournament after some hard fought matches. Thingwall managed to secure their place with a 4-6 7-5 10-6 victory over Formby and will now play Blundellsands for a place in the Semis.
Mersey Bowmen also needed a Championship tiebreak to overcome Widnes and will now play last years finalists East Wavertree.
In the other Quarters, Eccleston Park will play either Liverpool Cricket Club or David Lloyld Knowsley with Cressington to play either Rainford or Carlton.
The Final is scheduled to be played on the grass showcourt at Liverpool Cricket Club during the International.