The match was played at Moor Park in brilliant weather on the 18th and 19th July. The IC of France brought 6 tennis players, 2 tennis/golf players and 4 golfers. Their team included a number of current Seniors International players.
The IC of GB team
Chris French, Anne Clark, Siobhan Nicholson with Carole Siviter and Caroline Greatrex each playing one match as guests for the IC of GB.
Mark Cox, Paul French, Simon Curtis
Henk Nijeboer, Philip Siviter
Penny Sheehan, David Waite, David Martin, Benson Greatrex,
The IC of France Team
Caroline Glaszmann, Emmanuelle Ducrot, Isabelle Crudo, Daniel Alexandre, Olivier Cayla
Thierry Pham, Claude Boutard
Benedicte Le Grand, Patrice Beust, Jacques Renavand, Jean-Louis Thiebault
The match played on the Moor Park grass courts was very competitive throughout with the IC of France taking a 5-4 lead in the tennis on the first day, eventually winning 8-7 after a thrilling final rubber with Paul French narrowly losing to Olivier Cayla in a very high quality match.
The Maharajah of Kutch Trophy was therefore won by the IC of France.
The golf match for the Le Touquet Golf Cup was played on the High Course at Moor Park and finished 2 matches all with one halved. The IC of GB retained the cup having won it two years ago in Coutainville.
On the social front two successful dinners were held; on Thursday at the Bull Hotel in Gerrards Cross and on Friday an ‘official’ dinner at Moor Park.