2006/07 Alan Barber Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

Twelve teams entered with the four seeds receiving a bye into the second round namely St Olave's (1), Shrewsbury (2), Harrow (3) and Eton (4). Ipswich lost narrowly to St Olave's 2-1 having beaten Mill Hill 3-0 in the first round whilst Shrewsbury succumbed 3-0 to non seeds Highgate. Harrow went straight into the semi-finals with a walk over against Aldenham and Eton comfortably beat Lancing 3-0.

In the semi-finals first seeds St Olave's had no problems defeating Eton in three straight game matches and Harrow, with the Dunbar brothers at one and two, comfortably saw off Highgate. The Dunbar factor ensured a pair win in the final but the depth of strength in the St Olave's side ensured that they retained the Alan Barber Cup for the fourth consecutive year.

First Round

Old Ipswichians beat Old Millhillians 3-0 at Millhill

Second Round

St Olave's beat Old Ipswichians 2-1 at Orpington

J Toop & D Mew beat M Graves & T S Fletcher 12-5, 12-9, 13-10

H Wiseman & D Hawkins beat P Forrest & D Cox 12-0, 12-5, 12-4

D Eames & S Regan lost to S A Woolfries & J A Caudle 7-12, 6-12, 11-12


Old Etonians beat Lancing Old Boys 3-0 at Eton

T McCall & W Sorrell beat ? & ? 12-7, 12-5, 12-2

W Hopton & E Morrison beat ? & ? 12-7, 12-7, 12-6

A Basey & A Sibia beat ? & ? Not played due to late arrival of Lancing pair

Old Harrovians beat Old Aldenhamians w/o


Old Cholmeleians beat Old Salopians 3-0 at Highgate

N Addy & G Chapman beat E Taylor & E Taylor 12-10, 12-10, 12-7

A Varma & H Young beatM Hughes & P Nichols 6-12, 5-12, 12-3, 12-6 conceded by Shrewsbury

Old Salopians conceded the third pair

Semi-finals

Old Olavians beat Old Etonians 3-0

J Toop & M Wiseman beat A Illingworth & W Sorrell 12-7, 12-5, 12-0

H Wiseman & P White beat T McCall & A Sibia 12-0, 12-2, 12-6

D Mew & S Ranasinghe beat F Eckersley & S Randall 13-10, 12-7, 12-8


Old Harrovians beat Old Cholmeleians 2-1

T Dunbar & J Fleming beat N Addy & R Beanstock 12-0, 12-1, 12-3

P Dunbar & N Shaw beat H Young & M O�Callaghan 12-2, 12-8, 12-9

J Frederick & R Bryan lost to G Chapman & D Davies 12-9, 13-10, 11-15 conceded by OH

Final

Old Olavians beat Old Harrovians 2-1

M Wiseman & J Toop beatT Dunbar & J Fleming 12-4, 12-7, 12-6

H Wiseman & D Hawkins lost toP Dunbar & R Bryan 6-12, 8-12, 5-12

D Mew & P White beat J Frederick & N Shaw 12-3, 12-4, 12-7