BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Youth travelled to Welwyn Garden City to face Hertfordshire with spirits and confidence high on the back of their 10-5 win against Bedfordshire last month.

The Under 18s began with Harrison Cradock playing in only his second game. It is never easy going on first, especially being new to the team, but he did himself proud with a 3-0 (16.52) win to get Bucks off to the start they needed.

Bailey Martin was on second but unfortunately lost for the first time this season - 3-1 (16.53).

Hertfordshire and England Youth star Brad Phillips was drawn to play two games and Remi Stone was the first to face him. Stone never game up throughout the match and finished with a decent 18.28 average although a 3-0 lose.

Toby McLeod went on fourth and had a real tussle with his game going to the last leg, losing 3-2 (17.84).

Leo Beechey continued his good form when winning 3-0 (18.11) and picked up his second player-of-the-match award in a row. Matt Brackley got back to his winning ways 3-0 (13.07).

The draw was not kind to Tommy Funge, losing 3-0 (14.38) in his first team debut to Phillips. He lost to a 30.67 average.

The U18s team narrowly lost 4-3 despite a great display.

The U21s ladies continued to keep up their unbeaten record this season. Holly Meadwell was player-of-the-match after a 3-0 (17.68) victory.

Alexandra Dorney won 3-2 (13.52) and Kelsey Harding was victorious 3-2 (10.98).

The U21s ladies won 3-0 to give Buckinghamshire a 6-4 advantage.

Ellie Larsson-Brown was on next but lost 3-0 (17.11), but she should of taken the first two legs off ex-England youth player Jarred Cole.

Matthew Marshallsay went on second with a solid display, winning 3-1(18.54).

Lennon Cradock went on for the Bucks win and did it in style with a 3-0 victory and a 24.24 average, earning him the player-of-the-match award.

Captain Liam Earwicker then stepped up, winning 3-1(16.74). Jordan Bowen went on last with another solid display including a cheeky 180 and a 3-1(19.45) win.

The final score was a 10-5 win for Bucks which now has them in second in the league table.

A special mention goes to the U21s ladies who have only lost once in 19 games and are topping their table.

The England U18s girls ranking table has been released and four stars from Bucks Youth are in the top-10.

Alexandra Dorney is number one, Holly Meadwell number two, Ellie Larsson Brown eighth and Hannah Meadwell 10th.

Bucks Youth now have a break until after Christmas as their next game is 12th January at home against Suffolk.