The Tollemache is the English National County Teams Championship, for teams of 8.  Each county enters one team.

Cambs & Hunts finished 8th (of 8) in the final on 16th February 2002.

The qualifying round was held on 24-25th November 2001. Chris Larlham reports:

The qualifying round for the Tollemache Cup (the annual inter-county competition for teams of 8) was held in Coventry over the weekend. Cambs & Hunts found itself in the only 9-team group (from which two teams qualify for the final next February) and, having failed to qualify last year, were not seeded.

The results were as follows:

Opponents    IMPs    VPs
Avon 93-91 10-10
Derbyshire 160-55 19-1
Hereford 176-29 20-0
Manchester 145-90 16-4
Merseyside & Cheshire 83-129 5-15
Norfolk 139-61 18-2
Nottinghamshire 111-122 9-11
Worcestershire 177-139 15-5

Our total of 112 VPs was enough to win the group, 3 VPs clear of Merseyside & Cheshire and about 20 clear of the third-placed team.

Our team was:

Chris Jagger (+127)

John Young (+127)
Jonathan Mestel (+47)
Rod Oakford (+47)
Fiske Warren (+46)
Catherine Jagger (+33)
David Kendrick (-4)
Roger Gibbons (-17)

(The figures in brackets are the Butler scores for the weekend).

Commiserations to Julian Wightwick and Giles Woodruff, who were originally part of a team of 10 but who had to withdraw when Julian was unwell.

The other qualifiers for the final are Gloucs, Hants & IOW, Kent, Lancashire, Surrey (last year's winners and the only seeded team to qualify) and Warwickshire.