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Maharajah of Kutch - IC of GB v IC of France

Maharajah of Kutch - IC of GB v IC of France

IC of GB v IC of France = Maharajah of Kutch Trophy

Dates: Friday 10th and Saturday 11th September

Venue: Coutainville, France

Result: IC of France win 5-3


I am attaching a few photos from the Maharajah of Kutch match against the IC of France which was held on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th in Coutainville, France. 

Our team consisted of Wendy Carter, Caroline Greatrex (guest player), Julian Tatum, Benson Greatrex (captain), Tony King, Graham Neale, Neil Howitt(guest player) with supporter Carolyn Neale. 

After a good start in the tennis on Friday morning we took a 3-1 lead with the one loss being a 12-14 deciding tie break win for the IC of France with Caroline and Graham having matches points before losing!

Two pairs played in Friday’s golf, Caroline & Wendy and Graham & Neil - unfortunately both pairs suffered narrow defeats with Thierry Pham playing particularly well for the IC of France. 

On Saturday a few different tennis players were selected by the IC of France including Guillaume Legat who last month played for France in their winning Dubler Cup (ITF 45s team event) team! 

His arrival and that of two other players turned our lead into a 3-5 defeat though Graham again, this time with Wendy,  had match points in a deciding tie break! So the Maharajah Trophy was won by the IC of France. 

In the golf we had a turnaround in our favour with Wendy & Caroline and Benson & Neil winning and in a terrific comeback Graham and Julian taking the last two holes to record a half in their rubber to make it 2&1/2 each in the match for the Le Touquet Golf Cup.  

The IC of France hospitality was excellent and it was a very enjoyable few days. Our thanks go to the ICF organiser Dominique Legat, the ICF players and their supporters. 

 My thanks also to our team for travelling to France and for putting up a very good fight both on the tennis courts and the golf course. 

We look forward to the opportunity of regaining the Maharajah Trophy in GB in 2 years time! 


Benson Greatrex 

Match Manager 

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