Beesley brothers upset top seeds

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Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Boston Tennis Club’s Men’s Firsts produced a good win against leaders David Lloyd Burton Waters in Division One of the Lincolnshire Slazenger Doubles League.

On a very wet Sunday afternoon, the match was played indoors at Boston where Sam Kemp, Steve Wood, Dom Beesley, Henry Beesley, Alex Cobb and Simon Bush were level at 3-3 with their opponents going in to the third round.

With just the last rubber on court the score had moved to 4-4, but the Beesley brothers came from 1-3 down in the first set to win 6-4, 7-6 against the opposition’s first seeds.

Boston’s Men’s Seconds - Dan Bambridge, Anthony Hulley, David Cheer, Jake Sherrick, Harry Foster and Matthew Gedney - won 7-2 at Eastgate Thirds in Division 3A.

Boston Tennis Club’s annual NSPCC tournament was held at the Sleaford Road club, raising more than £300 for the children’s charity.

More than 40 juniors participated at this very popular annual event.

The players were divided in to two groups and each entrant played five matches, partnering someone different in each contest.

The number of games won by each person was added up and the winners emerged from the two groups with the highest number of games won.

The boy winner of Group A was Harry Wattam with 26 games, whilst Tabitha Priestley was the winning girl with 25 games.

In Group B there was a tie for the winning boy between Matthew Dickens and Thomas Mecklenburgh (both on 25 games) and the winning girl was Louise Sharpe, winning 24 games.