The Badminton England U17 Inter Counties Tournament (ICT) was held in Nottingham over 4 days commencing on Thursday 12 April.
Teams from 40 Counties competed, with 10 players in each team. Cambridgeshire were represented by Molly Carter, Jessica Sharman, Gemma McGuire, Emma May, Laura Pickard, Aidan Foo, Thomas Li, Tom Zhang, Kaylan Sutton-Ziaian and Sunny Kong. Over the four days each team played a total of 10 matches.
On the first day the initial match for Cambridgeshire was against Warwickshire - the top seeds. As anticipated, the match went in favour of Warwickshire 10-0. The second match against Avon ended at 5 games each, but Avon won on count-back. The final match on the first day was against Derbyshire, who ran out easy winners 9-1.
Friday was more successful. The day started with a close match against Somerset and resulted in a Cambridgeshire victory 6-4. Two defeats followed, with Berkshire winning 6-4, whilst Cumbria were the victors 7-3. The final match of the day gave Cambridgeshire a convincing win over Wiltshire by 8-2.
On Saturday Cambridgeshire had a victory and a defeat. Durham were defeated 6-4 whilst Cambridgeshire lost to Kent 6-4. On Sunday, the final day, Cambridgeshire finished with a flourish, defeating Northumberland 7-3.
Overall, Cambridgeshire won 4 matches out of 10, ending in 30th position as compared with 27th in 2011.