Hunts County I vs Melbourn I
Weds 22nd November
Melbourn lost 7-16
Kate Bradshaw played some excellent squash at string 5 as her match against Darcie Mounter went to a deciding fifth game. In this final game Kate kept her cool, executing some excellent serves that put her Darcie under immediate pressure and kept her as far from the controlling tee position as possible - Kate was then able to play her natural game, killing the ball short in the front of the court, which produced an excellent 11-13 11-8 12-10 5-11 11-8 win for the team.
Nev Rimes at string 4 put up an incredible fight against Matt Beaton and although there were some excellent rallies and close games, Nev didn't quite overcome his Matt’s hard and fast low kills. Nev nonetheless did brilliantly for the team to pick-up a game point but finally lost his match 11-8 8-11 5-11 4-11.
Mark Oppen at string 3 was playing a very experienced opponent in Michael Bull and although the quality of Mark's squash rose to the challenge, it wasn't quite enough and apart from a competitive and close 2nd game, Mark finally lost 6-11 9-11 6-11.
Ed Wheeler at string 2 this week had a tougher time of it against Colin Griggs, finding his range and accuracy executing his front short court pressure shots difficult and although all his games were close, Ed unfortunately went down 9-11 9-11 4-11.
Matt Samson at string 1 really ground out points against his athletic opponent, Steve Mason. At times some of the rallies were immense but Matt generally came out on top, playing either an accurate short or long range shot to win the point. Matt had to work hard but made a deserved 11-4 11-8 11-5 win.
Captains bit. The team really played well on the night, giving it their all that produced some excellent squash and a well needed seven points to our team league standing.