The winning teams from the three area leagues will meet at Wrest Park on Saturday 25th September in the annual play-off to determine the right to represent the Eastern Region in the Secretary's Shield for 2011.
|Area League||2010 winners||2010 Play-off winners||
The Chairman's Cup
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AC League play-off results by year:
Previous AC league winners - summary
Due to the unfortunate withdrawal of Colchester (North) who were not able to field a team due to their players being committed elsewhere, the format of the play-off was changed by the Manager Terrey Sparks to that of the Longman Cup to ensure an undisputed winner would emerge at the end of the day.
Wrest Park was the venue where Letchworth, winners of the Beds & Herts League, met Hunstanton, winners of the Norfolk & Cambs League on Saturday 25th September. The morning although chilly and windy was just about bearable due to a bright warming sun, with the lawns in good condition and playing at a moderately even end-of-season pace.
Despite having superiority in bisques Hunstanton were unable to make an impression on Letchworth who were in rampant form winning all three of the games in the morning, although two went to a close finish.
During the afternoon session Hunstanton fared a little better winning one game with two others going to the final stages. However, the morning task set by Letchworth proved a bridge too far and they ran out the overall winners 6 - 1.
Thanks go to the members of Wrest Park who generously allowed the use of their facilities, and we wish Letchworth all the success in their next year's Secretary's Shield campaign representing the Eastern Region.
|Letchworth||Duncan Hector, Nick Mounfield, Ian Mantle, Keith Rhodes|
|Hunstanton||Terrey Sparks, Jeff Race, Ken Wheeler, Mary Coombs|
|Colchester North||unable to raise a team|
L-R: Keith Rhodes, Nick Mounfield,
Ian Mantle, Duncan Hector
|Results (Letchworth names first):||
Defrosting over lunch
Duncan Hector & Nick Mounfield vs.
Ken Wheeler & Mary Coombs
Ian Mantle vs. Jeff Race
Keith Rhodes vs. Terrey Sparks
Duncan Hector vs. Jeff Race
Nick Mounfield vs. Ken Wheeler
Ian Mantle vs. Terrey Sparks
Keith Rhodes vs. Mary Coombs
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Report by Terrey Sparks
Area League Play-Off for the Chairman's Cup
The format will be normal handicap games of 26pts, doubles in the morning and single games in the afternoon. Singles games will be double-banked and the duration of each game will be 3¼ hours.
|am:||A1,A3 v B2,B4||B1,B3 v C2,C4||C1,C3 v A2,A4|
A3 v C4
B3 v A4
C3 v B4
A draw will take place in the morning to determine which teams will be designated A, B or C.