Feltwell ace Harry is double county schools champion at Norwich competition

Some of the West juniors who played in the tournament
Some of the West juniors who played in the tournament
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Several West Norfolk junior badminton players entered the under-12 county schools competition in Norwich.

Twelve year-old Harry Wakefield from Feltwell was a double champion, although many others competed well against strong opposition.

There were 36 boys in the singles, with Harry, Max Smith, Jack Leverett, Cole Fowler and David Flannigan all winning their initial boxes to go into the next round main draw groups.

Jacob Chalke, Noah Wells, Alfie Bargewell and Hayden Neave all finished second in their boxes, to go into the middle groups.

In the middle section, Noah Wells won his group and semi, and just lost his final by 15-21.

Jack Leverett was in a three-way tie in his group, reaching the semi-final after points count-back, unfortunately then losing to Harry.

In the top section, Harry won his group and semi-final then defeated Norwich’s Adithya Velu 21-8 in the final for his first title of the day.

In the girls singles first round, Millie Bowyer topped her group after a three-way tie so went through to the main draw knock-out, and she was joined by Amy Howard who finished second in her group.

Jamie Street, Paige Roper, Kym Hutchinson and Cadence Staff all went through to the plate knock-out.

In the boys doubles Harry with his partner George LeBon and Noah and Jack won their respective groups, with the latter then winning a playoff match to face Harry and George in the semi-final.

Harry and George proved just too strong, winning 21-9, although then had a tough match in the final, beating Adithya and Narden 21-20.

Jacob/Alfie, and David/Cole finished second in their respective groups, just missing the knock-out rounds.

In the girls doubles, Paige and Amy did well to finish second in their group, and as top runners-up, they reached the semis, where they lost to the eventual winners.

l West Norfolk Junior Badminton is sponsored by Roythorne’s Garage of North Wootton.