Drinkhall and Knight struggle against the young guns

Having knocked him out of the singles, Liam Pitchford needs to try it all again when teamed with Gavin Evans he faces Drinkhall and knight in the doubles final. Again Pitchford and Evans enter as underdogs, but that is a tag they seem to be relishing at the moment.

Pushing each other all the way, both sides being are being stretched and loosing their footings. Pitchford/Evans take fist blood, 12-10, followed by the second.

Drinkhall/Knight pull one back to make it 2-1 and save some face, but it was too little too late, as the top two juniors depose the top two seniors.

Drinkhall has been champion since 2006, winning once with Alan Cooke and three times with Darius Knight, but now there is a pair on the trophy. Liam Pitchford/Gavin Evans win 3-1.

Liam Pitchford/Gavin Evans bt. Paul Drinkhall/Darius Knight 3-1 (12-10, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7).

James Cornford