Craig Naylor is Box League Champion!

Posted 28 February 2019

On a pretty awful night with intermittent rain and an early floodlight failure, favourite Craig Naylor survived a late fight back to win the Final of Bicester Box League Series 2.

Thorsten Moll came second, winning the Silver Medal, Karen Nelson won Bronze and Best Placed Lady and Tom Hodges was the fourth finalist taking away a consolation award of a tube of Wilson ATP balls.

The first two sets were a little one sided with Craig and Thorsten cruising to a 6-0 victory in the first and Tom/Thorsten picking up just two games in the second.

The real action though was in set 3. The rain had stopped by then giving the players better footing and more confidence to make some shots that would have been unreachable earlier on.

If there had been an award for best trick shot it would have gone to Tom who produced a Federer style winning tweener.

Karen too, hitting some tramline stunners from outside the court that had the spectators gasping.

But all in vain. After being 0-4 and 2-5 down, Craig and Tom turned up the heat pulling back to six all and winning the tie-break 7-1.

Congratulations to all four for completing their Final in adverse conditions and well done Craig for sustaining his record of winning every round that he played in.

There's going to be a break now and Round 3 will be launched later in the year.

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