Northumberland Ladies have achieved the incredible - promotion to Group 1 of Winter County Cup. The achievement for one of Great Britain's smallest counties is little short of remarkable, and is a reflection of the talent, dedication and drive shown by a magnificent team, led by Captain Margaret Baron. Margaret is a leader who has inspired and nurtured this group of ladies to multiple successes over the past few years.
Their campaign for promotion to Britain's top group began in Liverpool on Friday, with an 8-1 win over Cheshire. This scoreline was repeated on Saturday as the Ladies overcame contenders Cambridgeshire 8-1, with a number of comprehensive victories secured in both singles and doubles.
These two wins left Northumberland on the verge of success, however Sussex, who held one win, were still able to scupper the party should they have overcome Northumberland on Sunday. There was no such spoil - Northumberland wrapped up a sensational 9-0 victory to send the County to Group 1, for the loss of only 2 rubbers across the entire weekend!
Full results can be found here: RESULTS COUNTY CUP
The winning team was made up of Deborah Armstrong, Fran Booth, Steph Booth, Grace Dixon, Amy Hoburn, Lauren Jones, Alex Walker and Emma Wilson.
Fabulous victory girls - next lets push for the title in 2017! Anyone brave enough to bet against them?