CITY & COUNTRY BRITISH LADIES POLO CHAMPIONSHIP
16 JULY 2016 | COWDRAY PARK POLO CLUB
The final took place on 16th July where Cowdray Vikings witnessed the 2015 British Ladies Championship winners Huntington House/Apes Hill.
The Cowdray Vikings team consisted of Katie Vickery at 1, Lila Pearson at 2, Hazel Jackson at 3 and Sarah Wiseman at Back. For Huntington House/Apes Hill, Camilla Williams stood at number 1 position, followed by Emma Boers and Tamara Fox and backed by Lucy Taylor. Katie Vickery for Cowdray Vikings made the first mark on the scoreboard, returned by a goal from the opponent, Emma Boers. Cowdray Vikings won the ball from the throw-in, due to Jackson who swooped on to it too control of it all the way to give her team, Cowdray Vikings the lead 2-1½ by the end of the chukka. Despite plenty of action in the first chukka, the second chukka was surprisingly quiet where there were no goals.
A spot hit awarded to Huntington House/Apes Hill began the second half of the match and soon Emma Boers made an tactful grab for the ball which resulted in a neat goal to take her side ahead by half a goal. A penalty shot by was missed by Hazel Jackson, but then the Vikings came into the attack mode and Katie Vicery swung an open goal making them lead again. Further, a classic backhand shot from Sarah Wisemen, proceeded by a mighty shot from Hazel Jackson ended the chukka with a score of 5-2 ½ favouring the Cowdray Vikings.
From the throw-in which started chukka 4, Cowdray Vikings were on the move again despite plenty of hassle by Fox and Taylor for Huntington House/Apes Hill. The synergy between Jackson and Vickery was incredible further pushing the score to 6-2½ for Cowdray Vikings. The rest of the match was both the teams struggling hard to score but none succeeding to actually making a score which resulted to Cowdray Vikings emerging as victors with a final score of 6-2½.
A stunning array of prizes including silk scarves and handbags was sponsored by Aspinal of London, the luxury leather goods company based at Fernhurst.Helen Moore, Managing Director of City & Country, was delighted to present the silver salver to Lila Pearson. Hazel Jackson won the award for Most Valuable Player of the match and received a beautiful Aspinal of London leather jewellery box and her Pony, Peewee received the Best Playing Pony Award for the match.