First of all my apologies for the delayed posting after round 5. That is because it was my turn on Saturday to compile the main report for the whole team, and then Sunday was a very busy rest day for …

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Someone commented to me in an email that the reference to Magic seemed a little incongruous in yesterday’s blog. Read on to the end today and hopefully it will make some sense. After Zoe’s successes over the first few days, …

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The tournament received more entrants than was anticipated, so has been split over two venues. The sections that involve the Cumnor and Witney girls (U13 girls and U15 girls) are held in the more picturesque of the two, the local …

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Yes, the Varneys and Sheremetyevas did travel with BA to get here, but that’s not what I’m referring to. Yesterday (17th June) the girls received their England shirts and badges after the introductory team meeting and it was time to …

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