Rugby Fives Association
4th May 2018
The latest rankings, compiled by Chris Burrows, show a gradual narrowing of the gaps at the top, with Maddy Raynor and Alexandra Steel closing in on the long-standing leaders Kathleen Briedenhann and Tessa Mills as a result of their success in the Ladies National Doubles in January and in the recent Ladies Winchester Fives championships.
Schools champion Ibby Lee gains a place in the top 10 and her partner Anna Laakkonen gains two. The biggest jump is made by Rugby’s Anastasia de Clermont, who pushed Ibby hard in the final of the Schoolgirls’ championships last month.
There are new entries: Freya Harrison and Arte Denton from Rugby School enter the top 20, while Meryl Smith of Edinburgh Academy makes spot number 30. Three other schoolgirls enter for the first time.
End-of-season rankings will follow the Mixed Winchester Fives championships to be played at Bradfield College on Sunday May 6th.