Some great squash matches again last weekend to round off a busy few weeks.
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams were all in action at home which made for a great atmosphere at the club with non-stop matches from 1.15pm through to 5.00pm!
The 4th team started off the afternoon with their match against Wendover 2. Due to a lack of availability again, the 4th team was made up wholly from our usual 5th team players. They all put in amazing performances despite the 19-3 defeat. This match was followed by the 3rd team notching up a comfortable 19-6 win over Beaconsfield Jaguars.
Finally, we saw the local derby between the 1st and 2nd teams. Some great matches resulting in a 19-5 win for the 1st team though they were certainly pushed to the limit by the 2nds!
We now have a well-deserved break until Sunday 6 March when the 2nd, 4th and 5th teams all have matches. Jo.
Match Report for HGSRC 2 vs HGSRC 1. HGSRC 2 Team: James Holland, Adam Phimister, Alex O'Regan, Matt Holland, Rachel Albin. HGSRC 1 Team: Matt Wooster, Will Smith, Jasper Kettle, Sunil Popat, Matt O'Regan
Unfortunately Matty Gallagher had to withdraw from the 2nd team due to injury so a big thank you to Rachel Albin for stepping in as a replacement. Although the 1st team won 19-5, the 2nd team pushed them all the way, in particular James and Rachel who really made their respective opponents, Matt W and Matt O, work hard to finally secure their 3-2 wins. Adam took a game off Will, and although Alex and Matt both lost 3-0, they were each unlucky not to take at least one game.
Match Report for HGSRC 3 vs Beaconsfield Jaguars. Team: Konrad Pompe, Simon Jackson, Dominic Holland, Daniel Allington, Bertie Carr
The 3rd team put in a fantastic performance with both Konrad and Simon taking 3-0 wins. Dominic, Daniel and Bertie were all made to work for their 3-2 successes with both Dominic and Daniel recovering well to come from 2-0 down to take the win. Well done to you all.
Match Report for HGSRC 4 vs Wendover 2. Team: Jess Martin, Lucy Herritty, Finn Andrews, Hamza Juma, James MacLarnon
The 4th team put in a sterling performance despite their 19-3 loss. As always in these circumstances, the score line does not reflect on how close some of the games were. Well done to Hamza for taking a game off his opponent and in particular to Finn who fought his way back from 2-0 down to level his match, only to narrowly miss out on taking the fifth deciding game.