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GB beat USA 21-6 to retain The Solomon Trophy

[<<] [>>] by Elizabeth Larsson, Ian Lines at Heaton Park, Manchester
3 July 2008 (International)

The last day of the Solomon Trophy at Heaton Park saw the USA win two of
the six third round singles games, making the final score 21-6 to Great
Britain.

Danny Huneycutt and Ben Rothman from the USA have both played extremely
well throughout the tournament, and were involved in all the USA's match
wins in singles and doubles, but Great Britain's strength lower down the
order proved decisive.

In the final match against Stewart Jackson, Keith Aiton completed a
sextuple (finishing with a straight quad!), followed by his first ever
tournament octuple!! There was some debate as to who else other than Rob
Fulford, Reg Bamford and Bob Jackson has ever achieved this feat?

It was a good end to an excellent tournament, for which thanks should be
recorded to Bury Croquet Club and all those involved in every aspect of
the event (including Jonathan Kirby for managing the event so
efficiently). The excellent lawns at Heaton Park certainly also help
make a strong case for Heaton Park to be involved in hosting the next
MacRobertson Shield in 2010.

Finally, congratulations to all the Great Britain team of (in playing
order): Keith Aiton (capt), David Maugham, Ian Lines, Jonathan Kirby,
Tony Le Moignan and Ian Burridge, and also thanks to the American team
for helping to make the Solomon Trophy such a fantastic tournament.

The TV coverage from Wednesday on Channel M is at

For further information on the event, and biographies of players go to:

Other Reports

Full results (Great Britain names first):

Doubles Round 1

Keith Aiton & Tony Le Moignan beat Ben Rothman & Paul Bennett +26tp(A), -18, +26tp(A)
David Maugham & Ian Burridge beat Stewart Jackson & Danny Huneycutt +25tp(M), +26tp(M)
Jonathan Kirby & Ian Lines beat Ron Lloyd & David Bent +26tp(K), +26tp(L)
GB lead 3-0

Doubles Round 2

Keith Aiton & Tony Le Moignan beat Stewart Jackson & Danny Huneycutt +26tp(A), -26, +17
David Maugham & Ian Burridge beat Ron Lloyd & David Bent +25tp(B), +17tp(B)
Jonathan Kirby & Ian Lines lost to Ben Rothman & Paul Bennett -11, -26tp(B)
GB lead 5-1

Singles Round 1

Keith Aiton lost to Danny Huneycutt -13, +6tp, -25tp
David Maugham beat Ben Rothman -25tp, +21tp, +17
Ian Lines beat Stewart Jackson +26tp, +9
Jonathan Kirby beat Ron Lloyd +25, +26tp
Tony Le Moignan beat Paul Bennett +10tpo, -24tp, +8tpo
Ian Burridge beat David Bent +3tp, +23stp
GB lead 10-2

Singles Round 2

Keith Aiton beat Ben Rothman +11tpo, +26tp
David Maugham beat Stewart Jackson +26sxp, +16tp
Jonathan Kirby beat David Bent +25tp, +25tp
Tony Le Moignan beat Ron Lloyd +26tp, +17tp
Ian Burridge beat Paul Bennett +8tp, +11tp
Ian Lines lost to Danny Huneycutt +17tp, -17tp, -25
GB lead 15-3

Doubles Round 3

Keith Aiton & Tony Le Moignan beat Ron Lloyd & David Bent -17, +26tp(A), +26tp(A)
David Maugham & Ian Burridge lost to Ben Rothman & Paul Bennett -13, -19
Jonathan Kirby & Ian Lines beat Stewart Jackson & Danny Huneycutt +7tp(K), +16tp(K)
GB lead 17-4

Singles Round 3

David Maugham lost to Danny Huneycutt +26tp, -26tp, -26tp
Ian Lines lost to Ben Rothman -2, -26tp
Jonathan Kirby beat Paul Bennett +25tp, +25
Tony Le Moignan beat David Bent +26tp, -26tp, +26tp
Ian Burridge beat Ron Lloyd +26tp, +25stp
Keith Aiton beat Stewart Jackson -19, +24sxp, +18ocp
GB win 21-6



 

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