Reekie flies the flag for county in national league

Leicestershire's Men's Over 65s team featured Rutlanders Gordon Reekie and reserve Edmund Dry. From left, Cliff Smith, Mark Cox, Gordon Reekie, Richard Tutt
Leicestershire's Men's Over 65s team featured Rutlanders Gordon Reekie and reserve Edmund Dry. From left, Cliff Smith, Mark Cox, Gordon Reekie, Richard Tutt
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Oakham’s Gordon Reekie flew the flag for Rutland as Leicestershire’s Over 65s got their season off to a flying start.

The Leicestershire side, which featured Rutland’s Edmund Dry as reserve, beat Surrey 4-1 in the first division.

His team-mates included former UK number 1 and Davis Cup player Mark Cox, and Richard Tutt, the current British National Over 65s Champion.

Reekie, who is a former Veteran RAF singles and doubles champion, partnered former Oxfordshire County player Cliff Smith, winning one rubber and losing the second on a professional tie-break.

Under the captaincy of Reekie, the team has been promoted for three successive years from the lowest division to the top flight without losing a single rubber.

Their next match is at home to Middlesex this month with trips to Kent, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire to follow.