This weeks men’s open interclub round was held at Christchurch club. Some dominant team performances were displayed as well as some closer battles
Football 1 v Football 2
It was a football vs football battle this week as football 1 proved two strong for their fellow club comrades football 2, with football 1 coming out on top 9 games to 2, with Adam Odering coming out with a win in 3 over former pupil Charlie Barker, and Matt Smith and Jason Cumpstone taking wins in 4 sets over their opponents Jeremy Bennett and Richard Hollows respectively.
Squashways 2 v Christchurch 2
The lads from Midlands representing Squashways had a dominant performance over home team Christchurch 2, winning 9 games to nil. Patrick Mulvihill lead the charge at number 1 with a win over veteran and long-time A-grade Tim Preston. Lee Barker and Steve Leckie proved too strong for their opponents Ben Scott and David Schultz who both played a very physically imposing game that Ben and David couldn’t manage to find any answers for. A great performance all round from Squashways 2.
Christchurch 1 v Burnside 1
Christchurch 1 vs Burnside 1 was quite the contrary having two of their matches go to 5, the victory could have easily gone to either team. Jackson Beresford Landed on his feet after some 4th set scares being match ball down vs master’s Legend Scott Gardener. Jackson kept his nerve to fight back and take the fourth, eventually winning the fifth set in convincing fashion. Brandon Mchaffie won in 3 tough fought sets vs Ray Tahana at number 2. Outstanding junior player Nathan Briggs had a great battle with Graeme Dill-Russell coming out on top in 5 sets. Christchurch in the end taking down Burnside 8 games to 5 in a hard-fought contest.
Squashways 1 v Burnside 2
Squashways 1 took on the youth of Hoon Hay. In this situation experience won out with Canterbury Masters Rep Jason Oxenham proving too strong for new comer Dylan Budge, who recently moved to Canterbury from the North Island to attend Uni. Jonathan Honeyman edged Lucas Rosa in 4 sets, with Lucas pushing all the way to end, nearly taking the match to a fifth, going down 14-12 in the 4th. Caelum Betteridge did well to come back from a nasty accidental racket to the face, and 2 sets to 1 down to eventually come out on top in 5 vs the wily Mark Revis. Squashways taking the contest 8 games to 4 in the end.
Next week the teams return to Christchurch Football Squash Club where there will be plenty of great squash. Come down and watch, learn from the best players in Canterbury and support your club. Games commence Tuesday at 7pm.