Last Wednesday night March 6, final round of our Summer Squash Competition was show down time on Court One between the team coming second, W Bilsboroughs and third placed Coombs.
Wayne claimed a solid 3–0 victory over opposing Captain, Graham but his team had no more wins. Coombs team boasts three members of the Toole family, Father Neil, Sons Cam and Harry.
Michelle Bentick played good squash though losing to Neil Toole 15–13, 9–15, 15–17, 15–17.
Guy Webb failed to take a set from Cam Toole and Josh Barnard lost to Harry Toole 1–3. Next up sprightly, sub Jono Webb lost to Ben Barnard 0–3.
W Bils lost 12 points to 23. Court Two had comp leaders D Bilsboroughs versus tail end team S Pipers. Danny just nipped Shayne in the bud 17–15 in the fifth set while Alex Bayley had a fourth set win 15–12 over Dan Bentick.
Ellie Cowhan lost to Rebecca Connell 13–15, 15–17, 10–15, Brady Nicholls played well to win 3–0 against sub Angus Webb and Ellie’s Neice Clair Bayley subbed to play Angus Webb also but lost 0–3.
These results threw Coombs from third to second position above W Bils while D Bils, despite a 16 points to 19 loss retained their first place ranking with S Pipers finishing last.
Thursday evening was time for Millers to verify their top position and verify it they did with a big win over Pipers on Court One.
Sub, Clint Ridley’s valiant effort didn’t faze Lockie as he cruised home 3–0, Pete Thompson lost to Nathan Roach; 10–15, 12–15, 15–4, 8–15.
Scott Webb held on for a fifth set victory 15–6 over Brodie Acret.
Mates, Will Wallace and Blair Thomas put on a show with quick sprints and good shots but Will hit the final winner, Ellie Cowhan couldn’t retrieve enough of Deb Bryant’s well placed lobs and boasts losing to her 0–3.
Court Two and second placed team, Hornerys almost claimed first place but opponents Dawes made it too difficult.
Sam lost to Oli 0–3, Clint Ridley beat Chris McQuie 3–0, Pete Cowhan used great touch to beat Mark Webb 3–2 but Ken Cormie lost to hard hitter Chris Cannon 0–3.
Lincoln Godden beat Ken Bryant 3–0 and Alexandra Jones beat George Falvey 15–9, 12–15, 15–7, 18–16.
On Court Three it was Sharpes versus Kings and four Kings players tried hard but it wasn’t there night.
Kyle beat sub Jono Cannon 3–0, Brendon Allegri beat Jono Cannon 3–0, Sandy Paterson beat Dennis Haynes 3–1 and Richard Plowes lost no sets to Kacey Nightingale.
When the dust settled, Millers flew the winners flag with 130 points, Hornerys were close behind on 118 while Dawes followed in third place with 107. Pipers, Sharpes and Kings were fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
Put your entries in now for the Forbes Annual Squash Open played this weekend. Entries are also being accepted for the Spring Competition, so get em in.