Hulley at the double for Wilkinson Cup

The four Wilkinson Cup finalists
The four Wilkinson Cup finalists

ANTHONY Hulley has won Boston Tennis Club’s Wilkinson Cup for the second year running.

ANTHONY Hulley has won Boston Tennis Club’s Wilkinson Cup for the second year running.

The event – introduced last year by member Terry Wilkinson – sees players draw doubles partners every round, keeping all competitors on their toes.

Every player aims to accumulate as many games as possible to progress to the later stages.

Competition was once again fierce for those desired places in the last rounds.

On Saturday, Anthony Hulley, Peter Elphick, Terry Wilkinson and Paul McCarthy made it through to the final stages from the original competition entry of 32 players.

Despite valiant efforts from Peter and Paul, it was Terry and Anthony who claimed the title.

In the B final, Caldwell Smythe and Mark Oke were overall winners, with Brian Wilkinson and Terry Mastin the runners-up.

Boston’s Dominic Beesley was the runner-up in the under 18 and under 16 boys events in a grade three tournament in Tipton last week.

He lost to Shropshire’s Kyle Fellows 6-3, 7-6 in the under 18 event and Henry Paroki, from Staffordshire, in the 16s, 6-2, 6-2.

Brother Henry Beesley won an under 14 grade four event in Loughborough on Saturday.

He beat Felix Beech 4-0, 4-2 in the final.

In the Boston and District Winter League there was one match between Boston B team and Boston E this weekend.

Boston B – Geoff Short, Andy Clamp, Jeremy George-Jones and Courtney George-Jones – won without losing a set.

Boston E’s team comprised Daniel Maund, Dave Dunlop, Richard Cozens and Lawrence Andrew.