St. Paul’s School, Barnes
Sunday 4th March 2018
In a match moved from Cambridge to St. Paul’s because of the bad weather an extremely strong RFA side reversed the result of the previous two years in their annual match against a representative student team.
The RFA side — the RFA All Stars — selected and captained by Hamish Buchanan featured national singles champions Dan Tristao and Will Ellison, plus Will’s Cyriax-winning partner Charlie Brooks. They were joined by Julian Aquilina and Dan Grant, himself a former national doubles champion and 4 times BUSF Singles champion.
Together they inflicted a 222-178 defeat on a student side missing multiple BUSF champion Ed Kay but which nevertheless included the very best of what was referred to on Will’s scoresheet as ‘The Next Generation’: Ben Beltrami, Dave Butler, Theo Parker, Matt Shaw, Ollie Arnold and Sam Russell.