Herts men win AEGON Winter County Cup

PUBLISHED: 08:41 10 December 2010 | UPDATED: 08:42 10 December 2010

Herts men have won the Winter County Cup for the fourth year in a row

Herts men have won the Winter County Cup for the fourth year in a row

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HERTS men have won the AEGON tennis Winter County Cup for an incredible fourth year in a row!

The AEGON tennis tournament concluded with Herts winning the men’s group one and Yorkshire winning the women’s.

The competition took place at various indoor locations across Great Britain with the Group One teams battling it out at Bath University.

Going into the final day in the men’s group Herts and Kent had both won all their previous matches so they took on each other for the title.

The men of Kent couldn’t quite perform when it mattered and it was Herts who won 6-3 to take the title and reinforce their dominance as County Cup champions after victory in 2009 and at the Summer County Cup.

The Herts men’s team have now won Group One of the Winter County Cup for four years in a row, without a loss in four consecutive years.

They dedicated their win to absent team captain Jeff Wayne who is currently away touring a musical version of “War of the Worlds.”

Stand-in captain Neil Bamford said: “We dedicate this trophy to Jeff Wayne, all the members of the team played for Jeff, he’s a great captain and a very special person.

“The AEGON County Cup competitions are great events, played in a great spirit with players like ours giving up their time, often taking time off work to represent their county and themselves without recompense.”

Hatfield’s George Coupland, Edward Corrie, and Gosling-trained pair David Thomson and Hope Johnson, from the women’s team, all flew back from the US specifically to represent Herts in their bid to go for the double double, after they won both events in the summer.

Julie Piper, the AEGON County Cup tournament director said: “It was a great three days with some fantastic tennis and great support from enthusiastic spectators. A special mention must go to all the teams who competed, braving the sudden and unexpected wintry conditions.”

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