To meet Telford Park in the final…
Grafton’s run to the final was curtailed by Norbury Park in the last tie of the 2018 League stage of the Millennium Cup on Sunday 17 June.
Very briefly, the clubs were even, 2/2, after the first round, when Norbury won the Ladies 40 and Over and the Men’s Doubles to go 4/2 up.
In the Balance were the Men’s Singles and the Ladies Doubles, both of which went to deciders.
Had Grafton won both, it would’ve gone down to wire and the Mixed Doubles, but hosts Norbury held firm and clinched both to lead 6/2, then adding the closely-fought Mixed Doubles dead rubber, 7-6 7-6, for a 7/2 win.
So it is Norbury Park against Telford Park, the joint leaders in the final points standings with 24 apiece, to contest the trophy tie at Norbury on Sunday 1 July (tbc).
Full report and results to follow…