Tennis: Mercury Cup win for Carisbrooke
Carisbrooke have won the the Leicester Mercury Cup for the first time in 16 years.
They beat Evington-based Roundhill 5-1 before a large crowd at the home team's South Knighton venue.
After the first round of mixed doubles matches, Carisbrooke held a slender 2-1 lead courtesy of a tie-break win by top pair Bobby Brooke and Sarah Brown over Chris Rogers and and Kerry Pollard.
Going into the second round, Carisbrooke's more aggressive tactics paid off on the fast, synthetic courts, despite the blustery wind.
Carisbrooke captain Liz Mansell said: "I was proud of the way my team fought and, in the end, it was a well-deserved victory. But Roundhill also played some exceptional tennis in awkward conditions."
This was Carisbrooke's 32nd victory for the county's oldest tennis trophy, their first being in 1929 in the days of Fred Perry.