Bucks’ U18s put in great show to finish runner-up
brilliantly come back from 3-0 down against host county Lincolnshire, Molloy and Barney Smith putting in the performance of the day to pull back the deficit before Michael Shaw won a three-hour match.
Schmidt and Glenister played some amazing doubles, but Barney Smith and Jake Williams lost their doubles match on a tie-break, leaving Molloy and Shaw to clinched it for Bucks in the final doubles game.
However, Surrey proved to be too strong for Bucks in the final, winning all singles matches on their way to taking the tie 6-0, despite a great debut from 14-year-old Ben Smith.
Manager Andy Schofield, of Gerrard Cross LTC, said: “Promotion would have meant county cup history for Bucks, but it was not to be. We set goals for the future and said goodbye to our captain Tom Schmidt, after four years of tenacious enthusiasm. We now look forward to next year’s big push for promotion.
“It was an unbelievable experience coming back from 3-0 down to beat Lincolnshire to stay in Division Two for another year – the first time in years – which left the team exhilarated and exhausted.”